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Downtown wine buyer's tips for getting buzzed, at Buzz

published about 3 hours ago
Downtown wine buyer's tips for getting buzzed, at Buzz
On the corner of 5th and Spring streets in downtown L.A., across from the Last Bookstore, is Buzz Wine Beer Shop, the go-to store for craft beer aficionados, but also for wine fanatics intent on picking up a bottle of something unusual.

Weekend project: Homemade quark cheese

published about 3 hours ago
Weekend project: Homemade quark cheese
Take some milk, add a little acid and give the mixture time to do its thing — who would have thought homemade cheese could be this simple? What with all the equipment and specialized ingredients I'd read about, cheese making sounded as if it were better suited to a chemistry lab than to...

Harry Reid on Chuck Schumer: 'I told him if you need my help, you got it'

published about 3 hours ago
Harry Reid on Chuck Schumer: 'I told him if you need my help, you got it'
Nevada Sen. Harry Reid signaled his early support for New York Sen. Charles Schumer as the next Democratic leader in the Senate.

Harry Reid's Senate retirement sets off big scramble in Nevada politics

published about 3 hours ago
Harry Reid's Senate retirement sets off big scramble in Nevada politics
In a relatively small state, Harry Reid loomed terrifically large.

Review: In ‘Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies,’ Battling an Opportunistic Killer

published about 3 hours ago
Review: In ‘Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies,’ Battling an Opportunistic Killer
This PBS series shows the human impact of cancer and makes you fighting mad that we haven’t been able to beat it.
NYT > Arts   


ArtsBeat: Artists on Art: A New Web Series From the Met

published less than 1 hour ago
ArtsBeat: Artists on Art: A New Web Series From the Met
The Metropolitan Museum of Art has released all 20 episodes of the first season of “The Artist Project.”

T Magazine: Milton Glaser on Starting New York Magazine, the Serendipity of ‘I Heart NY’ and Selling His First Nudes

published less than 1 hour ago
The 85-year-old graphic designer gives T an insider’s look at the studio where he created some of his most influential work.

Anthem, Premera Blue Cross data breaches may affect thousands in AZ

published less than 1 hour ago
Anthem, Premera Blue Cross data breaches may affect thousands in AZ
Hackers may have sensitive data for thousands of Anthem and Premera Blue Cross customers         

T Magazine: Milton Glaser’s Legacy

published less than 1 hour ago
T Magazine: Milton Glaser’s Legacy
19 reasons to love the graphic-design icon.

Cabela's offers free classes in kayaking, fishing, archery, camping

published less than 1 hour ago
Cabela's offers free classes in kayaking, fishing, archery, camping
Cabela's offers free days for families and women only with classes and demos on camping, Dutch Oven cooking, archery, fishing and kayaking         

State bill would help downtown L.A. developer with billboards

published less than 1 hour ago
State bill would help downtown L.A. developer with billboards
At the request of the builder of the massive Metropolis Los Angeles development, state legislation has been introduced that would exempt signs and giant electronic ... more

After mini-heat wave, cooler weekend ahead in Southern California

published less than 1 hour ago
After mini-heat wave, cooler weekend ahead in Southern California
Another hot, potentially record-breaking day is ahead for Southern California, but forecasters say Friday will be a few degrees cooler than Thursday.

Little Big Town's 'Girl Crush' rankles puritanical country radio

published less than 1 hour ago
Little Big Town's 'Girl Crush' rankles puritanical country radio
Bowing to conservative outrage, commercial country stations are cowardly for pulling the tame songBowing to conservative outrage, commercial country stations are cowardly for pulling the ... more

Senate to take up historic Medicare bill after recess

published less than 1 hour ago
Senate to take up historic Medicare bill after recess
After a marathon session of voting on budget bill amendments, Senate leaders failed Friday to bring up a vote on a potentially historic compromise to ... more

Rockfish returns — to soup bowls

published less than 1 hour ago
Rockfish returns — to soup bowls
Now that we've saved the fish, can we save the fishermen?

A Good Appetite: A Radish and Herb Salad That’s on the Cutting Edge

published about 2 hours ago
A Good Appetite: A Radish and Herb Salad That’s on the Cutting Edge
The sharp blade on a mandoline transforms bulky root vegetables into ethereal shavings. (Article plus video.)
NYT > Food   

City Kitchen: Mastering Steak au Poivre

published about 3 hours ago
City Kitchen: Mastering Steak au Poivre
A simple dish goes heavy on the spice, with a pleasant, woodsy heat.
NYT > Food   

Wine School: Your Next Lesson: Muscadet

published 1 day ago
Wine School: Your Next Lesson: Muscadet
Yes, Muscadet wines from the Pays Nantais area go beautifully with oysters, but they can do so much more.
NYT > Food   

Wine School: A Return to Classic Napa Style

published 1 day ago
Wine School: A Return to Classic Napa Style
Three bottles reflect Napa’s longtime commitment to cabernet made in classic style.
NYT > Food   

Hungry City: Masha & the Bear in East Williamsburg, Brooklyn

published 1 day ago
Hungry City: Masha & the Bear in East Williamsburg, Brooklyn
At Masha & the Bear in East Williamsburg, Brooklyn, Russian hospitality is on full display.
NYT > Food   

T Magazine: Flowers in Vases, Illustrated

published Wed, Mar 18 2015 11:37 GMT
From a series for T in which the artist Leanne Shapton makes new artworks from pictures in old books.

T Magazine: A Splash of Flash

published Wed, Mar 18 2015 09:30 GMT
In a season of underdone hair, a little adornment can make all the difference.

T Magazine: Ladders That Stand Apart

published Wed, Mar 18 2015 08:00 GMT
The latest incarnations of one of the oldest designs in the world continue to marry usefulness with beauty of form.

T Magazine: Behind Sam Shahid’s Closed Doors

published Tue, Mar 17 2015 16:17 GMT
Bombarded by imagery all day at work, the renowned advertising provocateur comes home to, well, very little.

T Magazine: Intriguing Sketches Reveal the Depths of Geoff McFetridge’s Quirky, Beautiful Mind

published Tue, Mar 17 2015 14:02 GMT
T Magazine: Intriguing Sketches Reveal the Depths of Geoff McFetridge’s Quirky, Beautiful Mind
The artist, who illustrated visuals for Spike Jonze’s “Her” and has created everything from Nike sneakers to a stop-motion music video filled with toast, shares ... more

San Francisco

published about 2 hours ago
A city that recalls the bygone era of noir.

Memphis

published about 2 hours ago
Where cool was born.

New York City

published about 2 hours ago
A frenetic city with a tranquil side.

Miami

published about 2 hours ago
A glamorous city amid spectacular nature.

Prague

published about 3 hours ago
A city with a thousand years of architecture.