Restaurant Review: Aunts et Uncles in Flatbush, Brooklyn

New ideas are emerging faster in vegetarian restaurants than in any other type of kitchen at the moment. People who don’t see this are looking in the wrong places. They’re probably used to seeing creative leaps that started in kitchens serving as research laboratories, like Noma in the last decade and El Bulli before that, … Read more

Opinion | If James Madison Weighed In on Politics Today

To the editor: Regarding “Another Democrat Outraged,” by Greg Weiner (Guest Opinion Article, Nov. 29): Mr. Wiener’s thesis is that James Madison would have liked to see more support in Congress for any comprehensive and permanent legislation such as Build Better. Weiner is probably right, but this is not a meaningful argument against voting for … Read more

Best Songs of 2021 – The New York Times

Jon Pareles | Jon Caramanica | Lindsay Zoladz Jon Pareles’s Top 25 Many of the best songs of 2021 are on the best albums of 2021, listed here. But of course there are many more: peaks of other albums, onetime collaborations, singles, random streams. Here are 25 memorable songs, arranged partly as a ranking but … Read more

French Police Arrest Man in Connection With Khashoggi Killing

Beirut, Lebanon – French police arrested a Saudi, Tuesday, in connection with the assassination of opposition writer Jamal Khashoggi, but the French authorities warned that they are still verifying his identity. A French judicial official confirmed that the man, Khaled Al-Otaibi, 33, was arrested at Roissy Charles de Gaulle airport, north of Paris, on the … Read more

Ghislaine Maxwell Trial Day 7: Live News Updates

pictureGhislaine Maxwell’s trial drew crowds into a federal courtroom in lower Manhattan every day. attributed to him…Stephanie Keith for The New York Times The third of four defendants took a stand late Tuesday morning in the trial of Ghislaine Maxwell, beginning her testimony with a brief account of a difficult childhood in Palm Beach, Florida. … Read more