Peter Luger Used to Sizzle. Now It Sputters.

I can count on Peter Luger Steak House in Brooklyn to produce certain sensations at every meal. There is the insistent smell of broiled dry-aged steak that hits me the minute I open the door and sometimes sooner, while I’m still outside on the South Williamsburg sidewalk, producing a raised pulse, a quickening of the…

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12 Outfit Ideas That Breathe New Life Into Black Jeans

Melodie Jeng Everyone owns a pair of black jeans they wear to death—and wear with the exact same [insert key item here, mine is a white tee, please proceed]. Need a wardrobe refresher on ~cool ways to wear black denim? We listed twelve styling tips to help make your favorite jeans feel new again. Rethink…

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An East Village Wine Bar Cruises the Adriatic

Headliner Kindred A more spacious offshoot of the quirky East Village wine bar Ruffian, this spot has opened on a limited basis pending some kitchen work. It is a homage to the Adriatic with stops in Croatia, Italy and Slovenia. For now, the menu, created by the chef and partner Josh Ochoa and the chef…

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Recall of Generic Version of Xanax Is Announced by F.D.A.

ImageAlprazolam, a generic version of Xanax, is prescribed to manage anxiety and panic disorders.Credit…Science History Images, via Alamy The Food and Drug Administration has announced a nationwide recall of a batch of alprazolam, a generic version of Xanax, because of potential contamination. The manufacturer, Mylan Pharmaceuticals, said Friday that the voluntary recall was because of…

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Medical News Today: Common symptoms of depression: What to know

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Dos and Don’ts of Thank-You Notes

In the afterglow of a wedding or honeymoon, sitting down to write personalized thank-you notes can be a daunting, and often dreaded, task for most couples, especially those couples who have had large weddings. But do not fret. Etiquette experts and professional card writers have some advise for making the process a little easier. First,…

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What to know about Ben Wa balls

Ben Wa balls, or Kegel balls, are small, weighted balls that a person can insert into their vagina. Some believe that these balls can help a person perform pelvic floor or vagina strengthening exercises. Others say that they can improve sexual pleasure. However, there is no scientific evidence to support these claims. Ben Wa balls…

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Before You Fill That Prescription, You May Want to Read These Books

When antibiotics first came to market barely 70 years ago, they were clear evidence of modern medicine’s power. These days, they are equally potent evidence of its limitations. Experts warn that we’re entering a “post-antibiotic era” full of microbes that eat our puny drugs for breakfast while fomenting new infections that are as untreatable as…

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This Perfect Everlane Coat Is the Only Reason to Like Winter Weather

Courtesy The Italian ReWool Overcoat Everlane everlane.com $298.00 As a true Californian, I spent my first East Coast winter assuming my frail body could not handle seasons. Little did I know that the polyester coat I wore in San Franciscan fog was not made for Manhattan blizzards. That’s the issue: You never know how bad…

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