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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7 Places Where the Slopes Are Less Skied

Devoted skiers and snowboarders recognize the plum benefits of below-the-radar ski resorts: fewer fellow powder seekers, shorter lift lines, relatively reasonably priced tickets and lodging, and, often, limited distractions from time spent on the slopes. Now, especially, these qualities hold even broader appeal, as skiers look to limit contact with others while spending more time…

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