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The Best Wine Books of 2018

The Best Wine Books of 2018 These five new volumes investigate some of the most basic issues raised by wine, while posing new questions and inspiring thirst. Wine invites contemplation — of the world, of our place in…

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The Photos That Lifted Up the Black Is Beautiful Movement

The Photos That Lifted Up the Black Is Beautiful Movement For over 50 years, the photographer Kwame Brathwaite captured African-American beauty and fashion, giving visual power to black power. The intersection of West 125th Street and Seventh Avenue…

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5 Cheap(ish) Ways to Maximize a Tiny Kitchen

5 Cheap(ish) Ways to Maximize a Tiny Kitchen Work small, cook big. Welcome to the Smarter Living newsletter! Sign up here to get tips and advice for living a better, more fulfilling life delivered to your inbox.

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Olivia Hooker, 103, Dies; Witness to an Ugly Moment in History

Olivia Hooker, 103, Dies; Witness to an Ugly Moment in History Olivia Hooker, who after surviving a race-related attack on a black section of Tulsa, Okla., in 1921 went on to become the first black woman to enlist…

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Aretha Franklin Didn’t Want You to See This Movie. But You Must.

Aretha Franklin Didn’t Want You to See This Movie. But You Must. Well, she had conditions for you to be able to see it. They were idiosyncratic, comically tough to satisfy and mostly had to do with money….

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Real Estate Technology: Try, Try Again

Real Estate Technology: Try, Try Again Perhaps the most prescient scene in the futuristic 1960s cartoon “The Jetsons” was when George, the eager technophile, had to run as fast as he could to stay on a newfangled treadmill…

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Harlem Made Mo Bamba, but He Will Take It From Here

Harlem Made Mo Bamba, but He Will Take It From Here ORLANDO, Fla. — Mo Bamba returned from a preseason workout with the Orlando Magic to a full apartment.

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Breaking Barriers, Letitia James Is Elected New York Attorney General

Breaking Barriers, Letitia James Is Elected New York Attorney General Letitia James was overwhelmingly elected as the attorney general of New York on Tuesday, shattering a trio of racial and gender barriers and placing herself in position to…

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A Chef Draws a Map of the World, With Africa at the Center

A Chef Draws a Map of the World, With Africa at the Center Earlier this year Henry, a new restaurant in the lobby of the Life Hotel on West 31st Street, quietly died.

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