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In New Memoirs, Food Writers Serve Up Stories About Their Beat

There are other hazards. In Tokyo he eats the engorged sperm sac (a delicacy, he is told) of the potentially poisonous fugu fish. His tongue tingles; he fears that he is dying. He gets “pork bloat,” whatever that is. At one meal someone accidentally spits a tiny speck of gristle …

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Teenager Pleads Guilty to Throwing Boy Off Balcony at Tate Modern in London

A teenager who threw a 6-year-old boy off a balcony at the Tate Modern museum in London in August pleaded guilty on Friday to one count of attempted murder, according to the authorities. The teenager, Jonty Bravery, from the Ealing area west of London, admitted at London’s Old Bailey criminal …

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All art is political: Switzerland’s Blocher puts masterpieces on display

Swiss billionaire and politician Christoph Blocher poses in front of a painting by Ferdinand Hodler “Vue du Leman depuis Chexbres” after after a guided visit for the media of his collection at the Fondation Gianadda in Martigny, Switzerland, December 6, 2019. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse MARTIGNY, Switzerland (Reuters) – Christoph Blocher’s vast …

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Exclusive: Saudi Aramco pursues war cover after attacks – sources

LONDON/RIYADH (Reuters) – Saudi Aramco is looking to buy insurance against war and terror attacks after a damaging drone and missile attack on some of its oil facilities in September, two sources told Reuters. FILE PHOTO: Workers are seen at the damaged site of Saudi Aramco oil facility in Khurais, …

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‘The Crying Book’ Follows the Many Tracks of Our Tears

The lachrymatory, a vaselike receptacle used to collect mourners’ tears and purportedly found in Roman tombs, has made a strange resurgence in the second decade of the 21st century, albeit in a form better suited to late capitalism: the coffee mug. Whether you’re looking to consume “MALE TEARS” or “LIBERAL …

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Tahitian Gauguin sold for 9.5 million euros

FILE PHOTO: A man takes a picture of Paul Gaugin’s “Te Bourao II” (The Purao Tree) painting (1897) at Artcurial’s auction house in Paris, France, October 3, 2019. REUTERS/ Christian Hartmann PARIS (Reuters) – A painting by French post-impressionist artist Paul Gauguin fetched 9.5 million euros ($10.5 million) in a …

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Bromance or bad date? Trump, Macron trade barbs over tariffs, NATO

LONDON (Reuters) – They have hosted each other for state visits and dined at the Eiffel Tower, but the once-budding bromance between U.S. President Donald Trump and France’s Emmanuel Macron looks to have turned into a bad date as they traded blows ahead of a NATO summit. U.S. President Donald …

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The 25 Best Children’s Books of 2019

Picture Book ImageCredit… ANOTHER, by Christian Robinson. (Atheneum, $17.99.) Robinson’s first book as both author and illustrator is a wordless story about a girl and her cat who discover a portal into another world, where children and pets encounter mirror versions of themselves. ImageCredit… GOOD BOY, by Sergio Ruzzier. (Atheneum, …

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Large investor lays out $31 million options hedge against U.S. stock market drop

FILE PHOTO: The New York Stock Exchange is pictured in the Manhattan borough of New York, September 21, 2015. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri/File Photo NEW YORK (Reuters) – Monday’s slide in U.S. stocks prompted at least one large investors to load up big on stock options that would guard against a sharper …

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Off the radar: U.S. CEOs’ jet perks add millions to corporate tax bills

BOSTON (Reuters) – As U.S. corporate jet use approaches pre-financial crisis levels and chief executives take an increasing number of personal trips on the company tab, many investors are being kept in the dark about the true cost of the perk. FILE PHOTO: A Gulfstream 650ER business jet is displayed …

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