Trilobites: Free Trees? Many Detroit Residents Say No Thanks

Deborah Westbrook, a lifelong resident of Detroit, would love a tree in front of her home. “With a green tree in front of my house,” she said, “and me looking at the green leaves, knowing that the tree and sun were mixing together to give off the oxygen we breathe? I would be proud. A…

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The Best Sports Bras for Every Chest Size and Workout

Courtesy of Girlfriend Collective Whether you’re an AA or D+ cup size, a good (no, great!) sports bra is essential when breaking a sweat. Fashun is an obvious part of the equation, but more important is a comfortable fit that supports your girls. When shopping for the perfect bra it’s important to figure out what…

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Front Burner: Taiwanese Favorites in Chelsea

Alonso Guzman Arellano says his Taiwanese cooking is very traditional. Still this chef, who left the Mexican state of Michoacán for New York when he was 15 (and most recently was cooking at a Chinese restaurant in New Jersey, after a stint at Vitae in Manhattan), puts a burrito spin on his parchment-thin scallion pancakes,…

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Nonfiction: Could Immunotherapy Offer a Cure for Cancer?

THE BREAKTHROUGHImmunotherapy and the Race to Cure CancerBy Charles GraeberIllustrated. 302 pp. Twelve. $28. If someone were to give cancer a human face, it would probably be that of an archvillain in a comic book series — a master of evil who can adapt at will to any attack, lurking lethally in the shadows, shifting…

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A Cocktail Writer’s Life: The Pentagon by Day, a Barstool by Night

WASHINGTON — It was the perfect Philip Greene anecdote, equal parts military and mixology. “John Philip Sousa was the director of the Marine Band,” Mr. Greene began, nursing a rye manhattan in a far corner of the Round Robin Bar, a historic lounge just a stone’s throw from the White House. “His successor was a…

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On the Runway: On the Golden Globes Red Carpet, a Retreat

The Golden Globes Red Carpet Fashion 77 Photos View Slide Show › Image Valerie Macon/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images Thus does the promise of red-carpet change that hovered over the Golden Globes only a year ago — when women took back their wardrobes for the night — get squandered. The co-host Sandra Oh, in an…

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The Best Dresses From the 2019 Golden Globes’ After Parties

The Golden Globes just marked the start of award season’s first big night in 2019. From the Los Angeles ceremony, some celebs moved onto the after parties, where of course there were several outfit changes—and many new stars arriving at the bashes who weren’t at the show at all. Here, all the best photos and…

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Front Burner: California Knows How to (Wine and Cheese) Party

Several of California’s most notable cheeses, including Vella Dry Jack and Cypress Grove Lamb Chopper will be served at the 92nd Street Y alongside powerful cabernet sauvignons and zinfandels from Napa and Sonoma Counties. The occasion is a talk by Martin Johnson, a cheese expert, and Michael Whidden, a wine distributor. They’ll explain the state’s…

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Front Burner: A Rocks Glass With Heft

Computer technology and precision engineering are behind a new whiskey glass from Norlan, a company started by Brian Fichtner and Shane Bahng, who were at the SoHo design store, Moss, and an Icelandic designer, Sruli Recht. Called the Rauk Heavy Tumbler (it weighs about a pound and holds 8.5-ounces), its name is an old Scottish…

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Front Burner: Mint Tea and More From Morocco

Tea, especially mint, is as essential as couscous to the Moroccan table. Mina brand from Casablanca Foods, a reliable source for harissa condiments and sauces for cooking, has just introduced a line of teas. Nana is a type of Moroccan mint with toasty overtones; Atay, a traditional blend of mint with Chinese green tea that’s…

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