Thanksgiving 911

Good morning. My phone will start chirping tomorrow morning and won’t let up all day, texts coming in from family, friends, people I haven’t seen since eighth grade, all of them asking the same question and all of them getting the same answer: 165. That’s the minimum internal temperature the United States Department of Agriculture’s…

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Discovering Vintage Madrid

One could easily amass a collection of ice buckets in Madrid. Vintage cubiteras, as they are called in Spanish, are everywhere. Many are midcentury models combining materials like Lucite, chrome, brass, Bakelite, leather or cork — stylish objects one could readily imagine resting on a bar within arm’s reach of Ava Gardner during her hard-partying…

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