When a Restaurant Is a Work of Art

STOCKHOLM — “Can somebody dim the Dan Flavin?” It’s not a request one generally hears at a restaurant, but on the inaugural preview night at Brutalisten, the artist Carsten Höller was pulling cords from their sockets at random, still working out a few kinks at his restaurant, including toning down the glaring fluorescent tubes of…

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This Crispy Fish Is Irresistible

There are some types of dishes you find the world over. They have different names on their passports and come in diverging styles, but they share delicious fundamentals. The breaded cutlet — known aliases include katsu, schnitzel and Milanesa — is one of them, and a favorite of mine. So I was in heaven when I…

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Ziwe and Her Comedy Pals Party in Pink

Subtlety is not Ziwe’s strong suit. The comedian, talk show host and writer, whose full name is Ziwerekoru Fumudoh, is known for asking very unsubtle, squirm-inducing questions of her guests, first on “Baited with Ziwe,” her YouTube talk series, and now on Showtime’s “Ziwe,” a variety and talk show that celebrated its second season with…

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The N.F.L. Draft Fashion Scorecard

Is it possible the last red carpet that is genuinely a place of self-expression rather than big brand fashion marketing belongs to the N.F.L. draft? So it seemed, judging from the athletes’ entrances on Day 1 of the draft in Las Vegas. It was like a wake-up call: Remember when? Remember when celebrities dressed themselves,…

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