The Return of Manual-Wind Watches

The lack of a rotor generally allows manual-wind movements — and, ultimately, their exterior cases — to be smaller, which suits the current trend for small watches. While watch fans are known to call the 40-millimeter size “Goldilocks” because it is neither too big nor too small, several models introduced this year were in the…

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California Battles Fentanyl With a New Tactic: Treating Addiction in Prison

In blistering 100-degree heat one recent afternoon at Valley State Prison in California’s Central Valley, inmates crowded around small windows in a prison yard to pick up their daily doses of buprenorphine, an opioid addiction medication. At one window, Quennie Uy, a nurse, scanned inmate identification cards, then retrieved strips of the medication, slipping them…

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Leica Puts Watches in the Picture

Leica Camera has spent the last few years working out its horological road map. The German company, known globally for its cameras, lenses and other optical instruments, dabbled in watches from time to time during its 154-year history. Then it announced its first in-house collection in 2018, with the two models arriving in stores early…

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Best Pizza in New York

Pizza in New York is a lot like certain calculus problems (or that one scene in “Mean Girls”): The limit does not exist. We will never reach peak pizza, barring some pizza-related disaster. Which brings us to this year’s State of Pizza, my second annual update on the latest pizza goings-on across this big, beautiful,…

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