Top 10 New York Dishes of 2019

This annual list is an exercise in selective memory: The trick is to remember every impressive snack, sandwich, pastry, main course and cocktail I ate over the past year without ever thinking about how much food it all adds up to. It helps to eliminate, right off the bat, anything I consumed in a restaurant…

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What does it mean to be asexual?

Asexuality describes a lack of sexual attraction. Asexual people may experience romantic attraction, but they do not feel the urge to act on these feelings sexually. Asexuality is a sexual orientation, like being gay or straight. It is different from celibacy or abstinence. Asexuality exists on a spectrum, with much diversity in people’s experiences and…

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Fitzhugh Mullan, Foe of Health Care Disparities, Dies at 77

Dr. Fitzhugh Mullan, who as a physician, administrator and professor spent a lifetime pushing back against what he saw as inequities in the health care system that left minority groups and low-income people underserved, died on Nov. 29 at his home in Bethesda, Md. He was 77. Kathy Fackelmann, director of media relations at the…

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Baked Pastas Nodding to Florence Come to the West Village

Headliner P.F. Pasta al Forno Emanuele Bugiani, an owner of the Fiaschetteria Pistoia restaurants in the East and West Village, has opened a tiny new spot focusing on baked pasta. He’s dipped into history for inspiration, basing the restaurant on Pasta al Forno, in Florence, Italy. That restaurant, open from 1964 to 2000, was owned…

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Nike’s New Swim Collection Includes a Hijab

Muslim athletes have long been overlooked in the athletic-wear industry, as adequate performance gear that is lightweight, breathable, and comfortable isn’t always accessible. In 2017, Nike introduced the Pro Hijab—a soft, fast-absorbing garment made for competitive sports. Two years later, Nike is expanding on the Pro Hijab by releasing a full collection of modest performance-wear…

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White House Summons Feuding Health Officials for Counseling Session

The acting White House chief of staff has summoned President Trump’s top two health policy officials to the White House on Thursday to assess whether the president’s health secretary and his Medicare chief can continue to work together, a senior administration official confirmed on Tuesday. White House aides said President Trump is still standing by…

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New York’s Top 10 New Restaurants of 2019

It’s true, I couldn’t figure out how to allocate stars to the labyrinth of Spanish restaurants, bars, cafes, kiosks and shops that the chef José Andrés presides over in the Hudson Yards complex. But putting it in the No. 1 slot for the year isn’t a close call. Not that Mercado Little Spain is without…

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A Focus on the Children and Losing Each Other

In Unhitched, couples tell the stories of their relationships, from romance to vows to divorce to life afterward. Frank Smith and Katie Smith met in 1988 at a party and married in 2002. Both were young, he was still in college. They started a family almost immediately, and had three children in a period of…

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In Australia, Diving Right Into Summer

The 52 Places Traveler With just a few stops left on a yearlong trip, the 52 Places Traveler reveled in the sunny days in Perth and the Northern Rivers region, but there were ominous signs as well. Dec. 10, 2019 ImageElizabeth Quay is one of many new developments changing Perth.Credit…Sebastian Modak/The New York Times Our…

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The Golden Crunch of Churros for Hanukkah

For Hanukkah this year, Zak Stern — who has been called the “kosher king” of Miami — is frying up doughnuts at Zak the Baker, his bakery and cafe. But he’s also making churros, the sweet fritter of choice in much of Latin America, Spain and Portugal. “Miami is filled with Latin Jews,” he said. “It’s…

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