THE edit: You Really Can’t Go Home Again

Near the end of a cold run along the worn, red bricks of my alma mater, I turned to my friend. “Life here,” I said, with more than a hint of sadness, “just kind of moves on.” This was three months ago, nearly four years after I had graduated from the University of North Carolina…

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In her words: Women, Alcohol and Perceived ‘Sexual Availability’

You’re reading In Her Words, where women rule the headlines. Sign up here to get it delivered to your inbox. Let me know what you think at dearmaya@nytimes.com. “Just holding a beer bottle increased perceptions of intoxication and sexual availability for women.” — Jeanine Skorinko, a psychology researcher and author of a recent study about…

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A New Chapter for an Italian Landmark

Most dinner customers at Del Posto choose the menu that costs $154 for five courses. Two of those courses are pasta. The pastas at Del Posto — including a plate-spanning, herb-filled, mussel-topped raviolo called a fazzoletto — are worth doubling up on.

The Best Red Carpet Looks From the 2019 Cannes Film Festival

The ritziest week of red carpet premieres has begun. The Cannes Film Festival has kicked off in France, and celebrities have dressed to the nines for the daily premieres of films. Here, the most breathtaking gowns, sharpest tuxedos, and prettiest column gowns stars like Selena Gomez, Elle Fanning, and more have worn on the carpet.

Front Burner: A Brandy That Nods to Pisco

San Francisco was the North American city that first embraced pisco, the Peruvian grape spirit, and drank it from the Gold Rush to Prohibition. It seems fitting that a new, clear, unaged brandy, inspired by pisco, comes from the area (it’s bottled in Ukiah, to the north). Punningly called Frísco, it is distilled in copper…

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Front Burner: These Curries Are Works of Art

Rirkrit Tiravanija, an artist whose interactive works cover social, political and food experiences, will have an exhibition starting this month at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington, D.C., that includes servings of curry. Called “Who’s Afraid of Red, Yellow and Green,” the installation features murals, documentary films and free servings of red, yellow…

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In the Bronx, an Elite Chef Is Trying to Engineer a Better School Lunch

Four years ago, Dan Giusti was arguably at the top of the cooking world. Born in New Jersey and trained at the Culinary Institute of America, he was the head chef at Noma, the Copenhagen restaurant that perennially lands on lists of the world’s best. On his watch, Noma received two Michelin stars and drew…

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The Best Street Style and Daytime Looks From the 2019 Cannes Film Festival

The best looks at the Cannes Film Festival aren’t only on its evening red carpets. Throughout the week, celebs attend photo calls, events, and just generally walk around town dressed to impress in pastel dresses, light suits, and statement pieces. Here, the best daytime looks from the festival.

Ceremony for 2, Please. And Make It Fancy!

Ludan Wu and Johnny Phaipanya, high school sweethearts from Chicago, were engaged for two years and planning a small wedding with family and close friends. But last December they made an impromptu decision to elope. “We ultimately realized that we wanted the day to be only about being with each other, and that meant having…

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