Retro Drinks and a Light-Up Dance Floor in a Brooklyn Bar

JJ’s Hideaway Williamsburg, Brooklyn There is no one named JJ, nor is this new bar very well hidden, but with its alluring light-up dance floor, muscular sound system and brightly colored drinks, JJ’s Hideaway traffics in fantasy anyway. Opened in August, it is the latest venture by Dan Cipriani, the restaurateur and set designer behind…

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A Mexican Restaurant in the Bronx Prepares for an Asylum Case

On Sunday afternoon, La Morada, a family-owned Oaxacan restaurant in the Mott Haven section of the Bronx, hummed with activity. Children ate tortillas, with fingers stained green and purple from acrylic paint, as their parents strategized over steaming mugs of coffee. They had come to make signs in support of the owners’ son, Marco Saavedra,…

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The Essentials of Native American Cuisine

That’s not all we have this week, however. Julia Moskin traveled to Long Island to interview the pastry chef Claudia Fleming. The article comes with two excellent recipes, for mini tartes tatin, and for a chocolate caramel tart. Other cool new recipes on NYT Cooking include Sue Li’s roasted carrots with toasted almonds; Lidey Hueck’s…

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Crispr Takes Its First Steps in Editing Genes to Fight Cancer

Doctors have for the first time tested a powerful gene-editing technique in people with cancer. The test, meant to assess only safety, was the first step toward the ultimate goal of editing genes to help a patient’s own immune system to attack cancer. The editing was done by the DNA-snipping tool Crispr. The procedure was…

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Searching for the Ancestral Puebloans

On a cool spring day, in the bewitching crystalline light for which New Mexico is famous, I stood in the middle of the Acoma Sky City and looked out into the ocean of desert at an island of pale red and dun colored rock called Enchanted Mesa. My tour guide, Marissa Chino, a young Acoma…

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The Right Kind of Exercise May Boost Memory and Lower Dementia Risk

Being physically fit may sharpen the memory and lower our risk of dementia, even if we do not start exercising until we are middle-aged or older, according to two stirring new studies of the interplay between exercise, aging, aerobic fitness and forgetting. But both studies, while underscoring the importance of activity for brain health, also…

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Humans Shipped an Awful Cargo Across the Seas: Cancer

Humans have spread a contagious form of cancer around the world. Researchers reported on Tuesday that the cancer, which invades mussels, has spread across the Equator. Originating in one species in the Northern Hemisphere, the cancer has established itself in another species in the Southern Hemisphere. “There’s no natural explanation for how that happened without…

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When It’s Right, It’s Right

Nearly four years ago, Stefanie Joshua could easily have become a bride. “Fortunately for me, it didn’t happen,” she said. Ms. Joshua, then 40, had been proposed marriage to several times during a two-and-a-half-year relationship “that was flawed from Day 1,” as she put it. “I was one ‘yes’ away from walking down the aisle,”…

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Warren Has Her Plan. Buttigieg Suggests Another Way to Cut Health Prices.

ImagePete Buttigieg’s health care plan has gotten less attention than those of some of the other candidates.Credit…Elijah Nouvelage/Reuters One way Elizabeth Warren wants to control health care spending in the United States is simple in principle: pay doctors and hospitals significantly less. Under her version of “Medicare for all,” the government would provide health insurance…

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The Pork Chops You’ll Make Again and Again

There are precious few feelings as nice as the one that comes from falling in love with a cookbook — with its aesthetics and point of view, with its larder and stories, above all with the flavors the recipes produce. There you were, making the sort of food you’ve been making forever, cooking the beans…

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