Celebrating the Fish Fry, a Late-Summer Black Tradition

The chef Todd Richards remembers the fish fries that his mother hosted for their family in Chicago: The gatherings would spill into the street from their front yard. Tables packed with platters of cornmeal-crusted fried catfish, hand-cut fries, bottles of beer, homemade hot sauce and plenty of lemon slices sat waiting for waves of guests…

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Your Questions About FIRE, Answered

“How to Retire in Your 30s with $1 Million in the Bank,” a Times article about the FIRE movement (it stands for “financial independence, retire early”), generated a lot of reader responses. Some were dubious about the whole idea. Some expressed their own desires to exit the rat race. And many readers had practical questions…

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3 More Ways to Cook that Lovely Piece of Chicken

When we talk about chicken, images of McDonald’s breaded sandwiches may easily come to mind. This is expected, especially now that frying is undoubtedly one of the most common ways to cook chicken. And this is true whether you are in the Philippines or the United States. Of course, deep fried chicken is tasty, but…

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Proenza Schouler Goes on a Fashion Cleanse

Advertisement The return of the prodigal sons, and the debut of a dutiful heir at Carolina Herrera. Sept. 11, 2018 Image Proenza Schouler, spring 2019CreditJohn Taggart for The New York Times This is a moment of returns. It’s back-to-school time. Novak Djokovic came back to win the United States Open. Barack Obama has been back…

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Medical News Today: How does rheumatoid arthritis affect the ankles?

Rheumatoid arthritis can affect the ankle joints in a similar way to other joints, causing stiffness, swelling, and pain. Most often, rheumatoid arthritis or RA affects the hands and feet, but, less commonly, it can also affect the ankles. The condition typically impacts on smaller joints first, such as the toe joints in the foot.…

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The 52 Places Traveler: The 52 Places Traveler: Finding the Real Prague

Under Austrian rule, Mr. Trejtnar explained, all official theater in big cities was performed in German. The only outlet for Czech people to see culture in their native language came from families who traveled in caravans from town to town performing puppet shows. “The message of these puppeteers was kept by writers and poets, and…

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Basics: How Teeth Became Tusks, and Tusks Became Liabilities

GORONGOSA NATIONAL PARK, Mozambique — We are flying in a Bat Hawk aircraft — which may be named for a raptor that preys on bats but looks more like a giant, lime-green dragonfly — and my hair, thanks to the open cockpit, has gone full Phyllis Diller. Scudding above flood plains the color of worn…

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Lasker Awards Given for Work in Genetics, Anesthesia and Promoting Women in Science

Advertisement The coveted prize was awarded to a Scottish veterinarian, two scientists who championed an overlooked protein and a pioneering researcher who helped advance the careers of other women. Image Dr. Kyung-Min Noh and Dr. C. David Allis in a lab.CreditCreditAlbert and Mary Lasker Foundation Sept. 11, 2018 The Lasker Awards, which are among the…

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