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In Landlocked Milan, Try the Fish

She picked with her eyes, selecting boxes of bonito, branzino, clams and gurnards for the day’s meals at Alice, which she founded with the chef Viviana Varese a decade ago — a rare female team in charge in Italy. Since 2014, the Michelin-starred fish restaurant, whose name translates to “anchovy,” has made its home on a second-floor space inside Eataly’s ...

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7 Steps to a Clutter-Free Kitchen

GIVE EVERYDAY ITEMS PRIME COUNTER SPACE “Like real estate, the kitchen is all about location, location,” said Collette Shine, a professional organizer in Manhattan who describes her countertops as “the Park Avenue of the kitchen” where only a small selection of appliances and utensils are allowed to reside. That includes her Keurig coffee maker, a small blender and a carafe ...

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For Honored Guest, Shiite Sect in Pakistan Dares a Celebration

Though Karachi is home to one of the biggest concentrations of Dawoodi Bohras outside India, the sect’s leader has not visited for Muharram for 21 years. Those years have been bloody ones for Pakistani Shiites, with thousands killed in sectarian attacks that almost always go unsolved and unprosecuted. Continue reading the main story Bohras in Karachi have seen a share ...

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Getting Social With Waze – The New York Times

Q. What does it mean when Waze makes a car horn noise at you? A. While Waze is primarily known as a traffic and driving-directions smartphone app with up-to-the-minute crowdsourced information about your route, it also includes some chatty social-media features that let you connect with other drivers. One of these features is a salutation called the “Beep Beep” — ...

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A Stress Link to Lupus

Photo Psychological trauma is associated with an increased risk for lupus, a new study reports. Lupus is a potentially fatal autoimmune disease that causes inflammation of the skin, joints and internal organs. Its cause is unknown. Researchers studied 54,763 civilian women enrolled in a larger health study. They used questionnaires to determine exposure to trauma, including serious car accidents and ...

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Jake LaMotta, ‘Raging Bull’ in and Out of the Ring, Dies at 95

Ray Arcel, one of boxing’s most renowned trainers, said of LaMotta, “When he was in the ring, it was like he was in a cage fighting for his life.” Continue reading the main story Best remembered for his six bouts with Sugar Ray Robinson, LaMotta won 83 fights (30 by knockouts), lost 19 (including a “fix” to which he belatedly ...

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A Sicilian Haven for Dining in the Heart of Milan

Falling somewhere between a bistro and a happening, the well-appointed newcomer, which opened in May, occupies a wing of the Neoclassical Villa Reale, home to the Galleria d’Arte Moderna, or G.A.M. Inside, there are enough familial vibes to choke even the most detached Milanese. Continue reading the main story Avoiding the culinary theme park environment (the music is more reggae ...

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The Lonely Road Back From a Very Public Injury

“I thought something was wrong,” he said. “I knew I had to come out.” A few minutes later, in the treatment area that sits on the other side of the wall from the first-team changing room at City’s Etihad Stadium, Sala’s on-field suspicion — a ruptured anterior cruciate ligament — was confirmed with a few cursory tests. Photo Gundogan injured ...

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In Los Angeles, Hotel Hipness Makes a Grand Return

But elements of the once-lost glittering age are re-emerging, thanks to a new breed of hotels, complete with public pools, pillowed banquettes, outdoor movie nights and gaggles of fashionable locals who have turned these transitory spaces into permanent hot spots. (The newfound ease of transit — and therefore imbibing — offered by ride-share apps has helped.) Here are three that ...

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A Decaying Waterfront in Washington Returns to Life

Washington has a long maritime history, said Stanton Eckstut, a principal at the architecture firm EE&K, which is now a part of Perkins Eastman Architects and the Wharf’s master planner. The city’s original design was based on “maritime arrival,” he said, but that way of life has been lost, and he described the Wharf as a 21st-century model to bring ...

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