Heads Up: In Tuscany, Farms Embrace Nature — and Visitors

Just beyond the medieval ring wall of the Tuscan town of Lucca, the city rapidly gives way to country villas and agrarian pastures. Among these fertile hills, a flourishing cooperative community of biodynamic vineyards and farms has taken root — with several of them now welcoming guests for farm stays. These local farmers — despite…

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Looking Beyond Tel Aviv for Israel’s New Restaurant Scene

The Israeli chef Snir Eng-Sela was leading the kitchen at Commerce, Harold Moore’s now-closed American nouveau restaurant in the West Village, when he realized he’d had enough. He was living in a cramped one-bedroom in the West Village with his wife and their 4-year-old daughter Mya. Mr. Eng-Sela had spent years clawing his way up…

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Phys Ed: A Device That Makes Running Faster and Easier

A newly invented wearable device could provide support, succor and an unexpected boost in speed to runners who might otherwise not be able to keep up with their training partners or former selves, as well as people who might like to try running but fear it is just too hard. The device, a kind of…

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Wedding Album: Was Your Pet a Member of Your Wedding Party?

Image Wedding Album is a series of wedding-themed photos and stories from readers. Previous installments have focused on unusual engagement rings, wedding invitations, and marriage proposals. This month’s theme: Pet Wedding Fashion Some of you have included animals in your special day. Did your pet walk down the aisle or grace the reception in a…

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Why White Supremacists Are Chugging Milk (and Why Geneticists Are Alarmed)

Nowhere on the agenda of the annual meeting of the American Society of Human Genetics, being held in San Diego this week, is a topic plaguing many of its members: the recurring appropriation of the field’s research in the name of white supremacy. “Sticking your neck out on political issues is difficult,” said Jennifer Wagner,…

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Cindy R. Lobel, Who Traced New York History Through Food, Dies at 48

Cindy R. Lobel, an urban historian who did pathbreaking research on the economic and social elements of life in 19th-century New York through the lens of food and eating, died on Oct. 2 in Manhattan. She was 48. Her death, at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, was caused by breast cancer, her husband, Peter Kafka,…

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Trilobites: City Rats Eat Meat. Country Rats Eat What They Can.

It’s been nearly 3,000 years since Aesop wrote “The Town Mouse and the Country Mouse,” the fable in which an urban rodent exposes his rural cousin to the city’s superior dining options. A new study suggests Aesop was right about the geographical differences in rodent diets. By analyzing the remains of brown rats that lived…

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ELLE Editorial: Carry On

Mohair and satin coat, $5,350, jumpsuit, $3,000, both, Bottega Veneta. Velour felt hat, Gigi Burris Millinery, $385. Silk scarf, Hermès, $395. Brass hoops, Jennifer Fisher, $175. Diamond ear cuff, Anita Ko, $2,050. Leather bangles, both, Lauren Manoogian, $110–$140 each. Diamond and multicolor gold bracelet, gold and diamond watch, both, Cartier. Gold and diamond bracelets, ring,…

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Take a Number: Cats v. Rats? In New York, the Rats Win

New York rats are big and bad. They sit calmly on the subway tracks, ignoring discomfited commuters on the platform. They stroll through Central Park as if they owned the place. They pretty much rule the East Village. And they do not have much to fear from cats, a new study suggests. In the report,…

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Time’s Up Co-Founder to Represent ‘Media Men’ List Creator

Roberta A. Kaplan, a founder of the Time’s Up Legal Defense Fund, said on Tuesday that she will represent Moira Donegan, the creator of a widely circulated list of “media men” accused of sexual misconduct. Ms. Donegan is the only named defendant in a lawsuit that was filed against her by Stephen Elliott, one of…

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