A $950 Bong? A $1,475 Weed Grinder? You Can Find Them at Barneys

Maybe you’ve heard about MedMen, the design-forward marijuana dispensary chain that Page Six described as “the Barneys of weed.” And then there’s the Plug, a premium dispensary in downtown Los Angeles that LA Weekly called “the Barneys of weed.” Well, there’s a new Barneys of weed, and this one has a familiar name: Barneys. In…

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Front Burner: A Feast of Cured Meats in Queens

For the past three years, Charcuterie Masters, an event in Flushing, Queens, has been the ultimate pork showcase in New York. This year, it will be on Feb. 23, and there will be more than 60 kinds of charcuterie, including products that will be sold to take home. Chefs will prepare cured meats, simply sliced…

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Front Burner: Buttery Sablés in All Shapes

Marie-Aude Rose, the chef at La Mercerie in the Roman and Williams Guild store in SoHo, has started making her sablés, as the French call butter cookies, and other confections to take away. The delicately burnished cookies — in rounds, oblongs and cut in the shape of birds — are buttery indeed. Oval calissons, the…

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Front Burner: Brew This Fine Hot Chocolate From Ecuador

The To’ak brand of rare Ecuadorean chocolate is right up there with luxury items like white truffles and certain caviars. Often aged in bourbon or tequila casks and priced at more than $150 an ounce, it is processed from the heirloom Nacional variety of cacao. Now, those on more modest budgets can sample the chocolate…

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Front Burner: A ‘Rice Bonnet’ for Perfect Persian-Style Rice

For perfect Persian-style rice, cooks wrap a pot’s lid with cloth to absorb the condensing steam and to guarantee fluffier grains. The liner is called a damkoni, said Louisa Shafia, the author of “The New Persian Kitchen.” They’re hard to find, so substitutes like folded towels are used. Ms. Shafia comes to the rescue with…

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The Best Looks From the 2019 Grammys After Parties

The 2019 Grammys ceremony was only the beginning of the night for some stars. After the award show ended, numerous after parties started around Los Angeles to celebrate all the honorees. Here, what Lady Gaga, Katy Perry and more wore to the bashes, along with all the new celebs who showed up at them.

Breast cancer screening saved over 27,000 lives in 2018

An analysis of mortality rates related to breast cancer from 1989 until 2018 indicates that breast cancer screening, paired with access to better treatment, has significantly improved the health outcome for women with this type of cancer over the past few decades. Since 1989, breast cancer-related death rates have fallen exponentially, primarily due to screening…

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Front Burner: A Guide to Everyday Vietnamese Cooking

Here’s a guide to Vietnamese flavors and cooking. Andrea Nguyen, the author of this new cookbook, recalls that, in the 1970s, her mother, newly arrived from Vietnam, struggled to find the ingredients she needed for traditional home cooking. Today, that has changed as items like coconut milk and fish sauce have become available widely, even…

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On the Runway: At the Grammys, Sisters Dressing for Themselves

It’s possible that the most out-there moment of fashion week took place Sunday night thousands of miles away from the New York catwalks — sorry, red carpet — at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. I am speaking, of course, of Cardi B’s Grammys entrance as Venus emerging from her clam in vintage Thierry Mugler…

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Everything You Need to Know About Fashion Week, Day 5

Is «happy Monday» an oxymoron? Definitely before coffee. And probably before scrolling down. You’ll see a roundup of yesterday’s Fashion Week wins, including a literal truckload of crystals, a puffy coat for party dresses, and also Batman. Rebecca Minkoff Double Bags It Iskra Lawrence, double bags, and flower power at Rebecca Minkoff Getty Images “My…

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