Crispy Recipes for When Dinner’s in a Crunch

“Crispy” is one of the most appealing adjectives in food, right up there with “crunchy” and “creamy,” not to mention “sizzled,” “smashed” and “seared.” It conjures pleasure before you’ve even cooked or purchased the food in question, let alone taken a bite. What is it? The delicate shattering sensation? The immense satisfaction of that sound?…

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Lucinda Williams Tells Her Secrets

NASHVILLE — “Bless your heart!” Lucinda Williams delivered the Southern benediction in her distinctive drawl. She has a memoir coming out soon, and Ms. Williams, the celebrated singer-songwriter who has been compared to Raymond Carver for the acuity of her work, was nonetheless not too sure about this particular literary endeavor. So when a visitor…

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Sulwhasoo, the Korean Beauty Brand, Partners with the Metropolitan Museum of Art

“I am ginseng,” boomed the voice of Tilda Swinton to partygoers in the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Temple of Dendur, where Sulwhasoo, the Korean beauty brand, was throwing a lavish dinner to celebrate its new partnership with the 152-year-old institution. A promotional video featuring Ms. Swinton played overhead, depicting a ginseng root spinning in circles.…

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Exploring Picasso’s Málaga

In honor of this year’s 50th anniversary of the death of Pablo Picasso, museums and other cultural institutions are pulling out all the stops, with about 50 exhibitions and events in the United States and Europe. Some offer novel perspectives on the celebrated artist’s seven-decade career: At the Cincinnati Art Museum, “Picasso Landscapes: Out of…

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