Five Weeknight Dishes: Savory and Ready to Go

Hi and welcome to Five Weeknight Dishes, a newsletter devoted to dinner. This is decidedly Not Dinner, but we just had a cookie swap with the NYT Cooking team in the office. Among the stars were recipes people made by our own amazing Alison Roman: her salted pistachio shortbread, these chocolate-molasses numbers and The Cookie…

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Gender letter: Does ‘Having It All’ Mean Doing It All?

Image CreditFranziska Barczyk “Marriage still ain’t equal, y’all. It ain’t equal. I tell women that whole ‘you can have it all’ — mmm, nope. Not at the same time. That’s a lie. It’s not always enough to lean in, because that [expletive] doesn’t work.”— Michelle Obama When Mrs. Obama spoke these words this week at…

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Flatiron Lounge, a Craft Cocktail Pioneer, Will Close

Flatiron Lounge, a trailblazing bar that helped usher in the craft cocktail movement in New York, will shut its doors in early January after more than 15 years in business. An owner, Julie Reiner, said the reason for the closing is a rent increase on its West 19th Street space. “The business model that we…

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Girlfriend Collective’s Fan-Favorite Leggings Now Go Up to Size 6XL

Courtesy of Girlfriend Collective There are athletic brands that are committed to comfort, brands that focus on performance, and others that are all about sustainability. Then, there’s Girlfriend Collective, the cult-favorite line focused on all these things and more. Girlfriend Collective’s latest commitment? Expanding its size range to represent the diverse (and super loyal) fan…

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The New Old Age: Older Americans Are Flocking to Medical Marijuana

Shari Horne broke her toes a decade ago, and after surgery, “I have plates and pins and screws in my feet, and they get achy at times,” she said. So Ms. Horne, 66, applies a salve containing cannabidiol, derived from the cannabis, or marijuana, plant. It eases the pain. The salve didn’t help when she…

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Up Next: Kimberly Drew Is a Curator of Black Art and Experiences

Name: Kimberly Drew Age: 28 Hometown: Orange, N.J. Now lives: In a two-bedroom apartment in the Bedford-Stuyvesant section of Brooklyn, with a roommate. Claim to fame: Ms. Drew is an art curator, writer and social activist, who spent three years as the social media manager for the Metropolitan Museum of Art, where she was “responsible…

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Q&A: Lizard Dreams May Not Be So Different From Your Own

Image CreditVictoria Roberts Q. Do lizards dream like people do? A. Some species of lizards do have two sleep phases, one resembling the dreaming phase of human beings, other mammals and birds. In 2016, a study of the central bearded dragon, Pogona vitticeps, found slow-wave and rapid-eye-movement states that cycled back and forth in 80-second…

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Hungry City: Top 10 Cheap Eats of 2018: A World of New York Stories

When I write about a restaurant for Hungry City, my weekly column on New York’s cheaper, less-heralded establishments, I always ask the photographer to take a portrait of the people who run it. It’s important to me to show and honor their faces, and to learn something of the struggle that brought them here —…

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