Braving the Winds on a Greek Isle

We drove long, winding roads lined with wild marjoram and sage and dried-out pom-poms of woody fleabane through which unfazed goats looked at us with yellow eyes. The wind-borne clouds cast sporadic, aquatic shadows over the gray road. The sea itself, far below, was so churned as to seem snowcapped. Close up, the wind silvered…

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Why Are We Obsessed With Jiggling Foods?

Nevertheless, as recorded in an archive of oral histories collected by the Ellis Island National Museum of Immigration, those seeking refuge in America were often mystified, even unnerved, by this supposed exemplar of the national cuisine. “Oh, it shivers,” one teenager from Ukraine, then suffering through a famine that may have claimed as many as…

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Ben Sinclair Gets Spiritual

Seven Photos The actor and writer examined — and smelled — himself with a community of seekers in Hawaii. Ben Sinclair was on a houseboat in the Rockaways section of Queens shooting an episode of “High Maintenance” — the HBO show he starred in and helped create — when he found a copy of “Be…

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Little Dresses for Big Nights

It’s not easy to out-dress a room decked in leopard-print carpeting, leopard-print walls and red velvet banquets. But on Thursday night the crowd managed to upstage the décor at the Nines, the piano bar and supper club in the NoHo neighborhood of Manhattan that is named for its address — 9 Great Jones Street —…

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I Became a Model at LaQuan Smith

For a brief moment during the LaQuan Smith spring/summer 2023 show, I, too, was flawless. Dear editor: Please excuse any typos, I’m writing this while devouring the free snacks on JetBlue. An off-brand Cheese-It in the sky? That’s show business, baby. I’m jetting (in coach) back to my normal, sweaty, unfashionable life in L.A., where…

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