The Beloved West Village Restaurant Barbuto Gets a Reboot

It looked like the typical New York restaurant — that is, real estate — story. In May, the chef Jonathan Waxman’s restaurant Barbuto closed after nearly 16 years as a treasured fixture of the West Village. The quirky building had been sold, and the landlord wanted the space for a different use. But on Feb.…

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Model Duckie Thot on the Importance of Representation in Fashion

Andrew Morales/WWD/Shutterstock I was the first in my family to be born in Australia. My parents came from South Sudan as refugees; the South Sudanese Civil War was really hard, and my dad wanted the best for us. He came over first with a few friends, and the rest of the families followed. (My mother…

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Our Latest Crush

Welcome to Five Weeknight Dishes, where I pass on the recipes we’re currently most excited about after work at NYT Cooking HQ. We have people who grew up on frozen chicken fingers and people who grew up on roasted tempeh and brussels sprouts, but somehow we all came around to the idea that Dinner Matters…

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U.S. Supports Aid to North Korea for Fighting the Coronavirus

SEOUL, South Korea — The United States said it would approve humanitarian assistance to North Korea to help international aid agencies fight the coronavirus there, amid fears that the impoverished country may be hiding an outbreak. North Korea has not reported any cases of the new coronavirus. But in the past week, some South Korean…

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‘In Italy I Kept Meeting Guys’: The Black Women Who Travel for Love

Italy, a country known for its language of love and for its men who publicly shower overtures on women like a centuries-old art form, is often associated with romantic encounters of the kind portrayed in the movies, from “Roman Holiday” to “The Lizzie McGuire Movie.” So some black women ask, why shouldn’t it be the…

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What Happens When You Get Famous Off One Song?

MILTON KEYNES, England — Last summer, a teenager named Tom Austin decided on a whim to record a rap song. He’d never made music before. But even as he was writing down lyrics — picking out references from an iPhone note of random stuff he’d been keeping — he was strangely sure of himself. “I…

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They Wanted Research Funding, So They Entered the Lottery

A few years ago, Anna Ponnampalam did something out-of-the-box. She entered a lottery. But she wasn’t buying scratch-off tickets promising cash for life. She was trying to win funding for her medical research. Her application wasn’t successful. All proposals go through an initial quality and eligibility check, which hers did not pass; those that get…

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An Unexpected Path Leads to a Fresh Start

At 6:30 a.m. on Jan. 31, Hailey Moore and Dr. Kristopher Hansen stood in the dark at the Mesa Arch trailhead inside Canyonlands National Park near Moab, Utah. The half-mile to the arch was snow-covered and wound past prickly bushes, boulders, frozen puddles, cactuses and dead-but-still-standing trees. Ms. Moore, 40, and Dr. Hansen, 38, were…

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