In Australia’s Vast North, an Oasis Serves Thai Food

THE NORTHERN TERRITORY, Australia — Kakadu National Park covers an area of 7,646 square miles. That’s roughly the size of Slovenia, or, in American terms, bigger than Connecticut but smaller than New Jersey. It is the country’s largest national park, in the very top, very middle of Australia, a vast area known as the “Top…

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The Work Diary of Parisa Tabriz, Google’s ‘Security Princess’

Parisa Tabriz used to be a hacker. Now she is a princess. Ms. Tabriz, 36, is a director of engineering at Google, where she oversees its Chrome web browser and a team of security investigators called Project Zero. Several years ago, when Google required her to get business cards, she picked the title “security princess”…

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Weekends Are for Barbacoa Tacos at 5 de Mayo Food Market

If you stand in the doorway to 5 De Mayo Food Market on a weekend afternoon and look to the back of this long, narrow grocery store, you’ll see a thin cloud of steam hovering like a promise. Walk past the fruit displays and the butcher case, all under a canopy of piñatas, and you’ll…

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How to Safeguard Children Against Cyberbullying

The bullying started with some teasing and mean comments, but escalated significantly when Mallory Grossman, 12, a cheerleader and gymnast from New Jersey, began middle school. It spread to social media where a group of children tormented her. They took pictures of Mallory at school, without her knowledge, posted them online and taunted her with…

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YouTube Tries to Get Fashionable

It’s not a “collabo.” It’s a “collab.” And it’s pronounced “/kəˌlab.” These are among the lessons shared by YouTube in an internal five-page document meant to help fashion brands learn the dos-and-don’ts of the video platform, just in time for what the company is terming a “historic occasion.” On the eve of New York Fashion…

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36 Hours in Syracuse, Sicily

Founded by Greeks around 734 B.C., the southeastern Sicilian city that Cicero called “the greatest and most beautiful of all Grecian cities” achieved a size and status in the ancient world that made it a rival of major powers like Athens and Carthage. Takeovers and makeovers by Romans, Byzantines, North Africans, Normans and others left…

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Millennials Are Taking Over Fashion, Too

In the fall of 2018, Jean-Philippe Hecquet, the newly installed chief executive of Lanvin, was looking for a designer to save the oldest French fashion house in continuous existence. The stakes were high. The brand’s collections had been critically savaged since parting ways with Alber Elbaz, its former creative director, in 2015. It had quickly…

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‘Super Size Me 2’ Review: Beware That ‘Healthy Chicken’

The activist documentarian Morgan Spurlock blended Michael Moore-style showmanship with Gen X bro appeal in his 2004 debut feature “Super Size Me,” a relentless examination of the fast food industry. Its main target was McDonald’s, and its big reveal was that the franchise’s food was even worse for your health than you might have imagined.…

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