A Milky Cake Where More Is More

There are those who think that less is more. But I like to think that more is more, at least when it comes to the milky syrup of a tres leches cake. I sampled my first pastel de tres leches at a Cuban restaurant in Miami. The spongy yellow square began oozing at the slightest…

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Why Mothers’ Choices About Work and Family Often Feel Like No Choice at All

If liberals and conservatives can agree on anything about family policies, it’s this: Parents should have choices. Senator Elizabeth Warren said her plan for universal child care would give parents “the freedom to choose the best work and child care situation for themselves.” Ivanka Trump, at a White House summit about family policies, said, “Our…

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Gillian Anderson Listens to Fleetwood Mac and Loves Toni Morrison

When she was cast as a sex therapist raising a teenage son in the Netflix comedy “Sex Education” (which debuts its second season on Friday), Gillian Anderson didn’t need to do much research. “I’m a mom of three kids, I’ve been in therapy since I was 14 and I have sex,” said Anderson. “I spent…

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Dog the Bounty Hunter Is Hunting Alone

PINE, Colo. — In September, three months after the death of his wife, Dog the Bounty Hunter was angling under the Colorado sun at a trout pond in the backwoods of the Rocky Mountains. The pond was close enough to the highway that trucks mashing down Route 285 would roll down their windows to yell…

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Weirdness, Emotion, Provocation Mark Paris Men’s Wear

PARIS — Clothes are not fashion. Or maybe it’s the other way around. Three weeks and four cities into a notably strong men’s wear cycle that will creep to a conclusion next month in the truncated remains of New York Fashion Week: Men, an observer comes away with an assortment of press kits, stacks of…

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This Austrian Village Wants ‘Frozen’ Fans to Let It Go

They arrive by the busload and on ferries, many in pursuit of the perfect photograph for Instagram, others seeking the transcendence of a fairy tale land. Each year, one million travelers visit Hallstatt, Austria, a picturesque 16th-century hamlet they say inspired the fictional kingdom of Arendelle in the Disney animated blockbuster “Frozen.” Never mind that…

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How Gay Art Survives in Beijing, as Censors Tighten Grip

From the outside, the facade of Destination (a prominent Beijing venue that expressly welcomes gay people) is downright drab. But inside this four-story cultural center on the east side of the city, the works in the nonprofit art gallery can push boundaries. This is no easy feat as censorship restrictions have been tightening in China…

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Their Story Wrote Itself

Cynthia LaFave had a word of warning when she first met T Kira Madden in 2015. “She said, ‘If you hurt my daughter, I’ll kill you,’” Ms. Madden recalled. And that, by Ms. Madden’s reckoning, was a fair enough thing for her to say about her relationship with Hannah Beresford. Years earlier, Ms. Beresford had…

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Medical News Today: New SARS-like virus may be spreading outside China

Global health policymakers have announced that they are investigating the emergence of a new virus — one very similar to the dangerous severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) virus — in Thailand and Japan, hinting at worries that it could spread farther. Share on PinterestCases of a new SARS-like virus have emerged in China and now…

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Jennifer Coolidge Loads Up on Vegan Chocolate Bars and Whipped Cream

Jennifer Coolidge, a blowsy rose of a character actress known for playing Stifler’s mother in “American Pie” and trophy wives in various Christopher Guest movies including “Best in Show,” is trying to adopt a plant-based lifestyle. But it’s been slow going recently. Traveling to New York to promote a new movie, “Like a Boss,” she…

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