Versace’s Pre-Fall 2020 Collection Is a Perfect Blend of Minimalism and Extravagance

Versace Versace Sartorial contradictions have always been embedded in Versace’s DNA, a brand built on clashing traditional Italian style with audacious modernity—think merging vibrant prints with elegant silhouettes, or combining sleek fabrics like silk and lace with hard embellishments such as metal and beads. “Creativity comes from a conflict of ideas,” Donatella Versace once said.…

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Carter Williams, Who Unshackled Nursing Home Residents, Dies at 97

In journal articles, conferences, congressional hearings and meetings with regulators, Carter Catlett Williams illuminated the miseries of nursing home residents with the sympathetic and descriptive powers of a novelist. She told stories like that of Miss Cohen, whose restrictive diet prohibited the “warm, fragrant chunk of challah” she had eaten on Friday nights her whole…

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What I Learned From Loving Mapo Tofu

Anyone who says tofu is bland or boring hasn’t eaten mapo tofu, the intoxicatingly spicy, fragrant dish from the Sichuan Province of China. Unlike the gentle Vietnamese tofu dishes I grew up with in Southern California, “mapo,” as some casually refer to it, first captured my attention as a teenager in the early 1980s, when…

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