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The Outdoor Room Grows Up

Landscape designers Scott Shrader and Jay Griffith were focusing on the attractions of the outdoor room long before it became a shelter magazine fixture and the subject of an...

The Rules of Eating Cheaply

Illustration by Nishant Choski 1. Ditch the Diet It seems counterintuitive that losing weight would be more expensive than letting yourself go, but it is. Burgers are cheap. Fried chicken...

We All Shine On

Illustration: Andy Friedman During the country’s financial downturn in 2000, sales of a certain cosmetic spiked, a phenomenon dubbed the “lipstick index.” This time around we’re improving our moods with...

Wheel O’ Deals

Illustration by Nishant ChoskiAppetizer, pasta, dessert, and wine at Osteria Mozza’s Amaro Bar, Sunday through Thursday, $42  Raw Bar Mondays! $1 oysters at Delphine  Za’atar flatbread, lamb shoulder, Grandma’s chopped chicken...

Happy National Doughnut Day!

Yes, it seems every other day is National Smoked Whitefish day or National Black Licorice Day or International Stuffed Crust day. But today is different. Today is an arbitrary...

MUSIC+DANCE: LA: Da Camera Society Unites with American Contemporary Ballet

The Da Camera Society of Mount St. Mary’s College recently kicked off MUSIC+DANCE: LA, an innovative series in partnership with American Contemporary Ballet that combines live chamber music with...

The Reading List: June ’12

Fiction  His Dark Embrace (Kensington, paperback, $8) By Amanda Ashley Vampire romance lives on in this latest from the undead (undying?) genre. Out: June 5 Designer Dirty Laundry (Polyester, paperback, $15)...

Let’s Get Juiced

Illustration by Tim Bower I am in enemy territory. There are young, superthin, attractive women here. Not just working here. They’re patrons. Worse yet, many of them are doing a...

It’s All in the Wrist

 Cartier Tank 18K white gold with brilliant-cut diamonds, $69,300Baume & Mercier Classima Executive with alligator strap, $1,750Bulgari Diagono Calibro 303 with stainless steel case, $13,200Breitling Transocean Unitime in red gold, $28,200Victorinox Dive Master 500...

Never Stop Fighting

The FBI has known about him since his days as a cage-rattling Chicano activist in 1960s L.A. A onetime fugitive and sometime company man, Carlos Montes has kept on...