Is Restaurant Noise a Crime? Our Critic Mounts a Ringing Defense

Whatever else readers say in article comments, on social media or in their emails to me, two responses are far and away the most common when I write about restaurants. The first is a rejection of the whole idea of eating out, because after all one can eat much more cheaply at home. To that,…

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After Culinary and Literary Acclaim, She’s Moving to the Woods

NAHMA TOWNSHIP, Mich. — It was only Saturday morning, and already the problems were piling up for Iliana Regan here in the rainy woods of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. Ms. Regan is a 40-year-old chef from Indiana with a Michelin star who last summer published “Burn the Place,” perhaps the definitive Midwest drunken-lesbian food memoir. On…

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What to Look for in Energy-Efficient Kitchen Appliances

Technology is changing a lot of things, and the kitchen is one of them. Kitchens are one of the best places to increase the efficiency of your home. Smart appliances are saving a lot of energy. When you’re looking for new appliances, it is an option to choose those with the Energy Star rating in…

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Rejecting the Name My Parents Chose

Despite the byline you see on this article, the name my parents gave me was Jo. Not Josephine, just Jo. Inspired by the main character in “Little Women,” they dreamed I’d grow to become every bit as norm-bashing as Louisa May Alcott’s fictional character, Jo March. Although Jo, most recently brought to life by Saoirse…

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Research-Backed Techniques to Improve Gut Health

Not many people think about the health of their gut. Most don’t think about the bacteria in their intestines or bowels. It can seem like a problem that isn’t real, but having too much bad bacteria in your gut can be quite harmful. Before you get into using probiotic supplements, you should start with the…

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I Quit the Presidential Campaign

ImageCredit…Photo Illustration by Tony Cenicola/The New York Times Marianne Williamson joined the presidential campaign in January 2019. One year later she left it. Jan. 20, 2020 There’s a difference between form and content. Forms change, but content doesn’t. As long as you’re focused on content then you’re more emotionally and psychologically able to let form…

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I Quit New York

ImageCredit…Photo Illustration by Tony Cenicola/The New York Times Cameron Carling, 38, left to pursue a dream life in Costa Rica. Then he ditched that, too. Interview by Alex Williams Jan. 20, 2020 I moved to New York in 2007 from Los Angeles, where I had been living after college at U.C.L.A. You show up in…

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Dior Couture Show Poses the Question «What if Women Ruled the World?»

When guests arrived at Dior’s spring-summer 2020 couture show held at the Musee Rodin in Paris, France on Monday they were greeted by banners posing such huge questions as «Would God be a feminist?» and «What if women ruled the world?» American artist Judy Chicago, whose The Dinner Party remains one of the most profound…

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What Happened to Choupette?

PARIS — After the Chanel designer Karl Lagerfeld died last February at age 85, a rumor began to circulate: He had left his fortune, and a large part of his worldly goods, to his Birman cat, Choupette. The estate hasn’t been settled yet, and Mr. Lagerfeld’s team remains mum on the subject. But the public’s…

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A Bollywood Star Takes on a Global Stigma

Deepika Padukone, one of the highest-paid and best-known actresses in Bollywood, can afford to choose her roles carefully and with purpose. With her newest film — the first she has produced — she chose to make a statement about acid attacks in India. “Chhapaak,” which was released on Jan. 10 in India and select cities…

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