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To the experienced cocktail-bar fan, some things about the new place on Macdougal Street in Greenwich Village will be familiar: the hard-to-find entrance, the cramped subterranean quarters, the need for reservations, the turntable and the collection of old vinyl. Other details may ring fewer bells, if any: the 7-course #izakaya menu, the preponderance of sake, the song index you’re handed along with the #cocktail menu. This is tokyorecordbar, a creative homage to a type of bar, common in Japan, where the aural is as important as the oral. Customers can choose a record to be played in addition to their drinks and food. The bar, which has only 16 seats and a low ceiling laced with paper #cherryblossoms, opened at the end of August. The photographer anrizzy visited earlier this month while on assignment for nytfood. Visit the link in our profile to read more.

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Many athletes fear a torn ACL more than any other injury. It’s not as visibly painful, or as gruesome, as a broken bone, but it’s much more menacing. Not so long ago, it was more often than not the end of a career; even now, many who suffer from a torn ACL find they’re never quite the same. Our chief soccer correspondent rorysmithnyt spent the last 10 months with the mancity midfielder ilkayguendogan, who was recovering from a torn ACL in his right knee. It was painful, repetitive, exhausting, rorysmithnyt writes. But it wasn’t the physical demands that were most punishing for ilkayguendogan; it was the mental strain, the sense of being apart, adrift, incomplete, surrounded by those constant reminders of what he used to be, and where he wanted to be. “That is the most difficult thing: to feel that you are useless, not worth as much as before, not worth as much as the others,” ilkayguendogan said. kierandodds took this photo of #IlkayGundogan sitting in a spa pool at mancity’s Etihad Stadium in March, when he was in the early stages of a 10-month rehabilitation. Visit the link in our profile to read more about the lonely road back from a very public injury.

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“I can’t help but conclude that Oregon is right now the single most exciting winemaking area in the United States,” writes nytfood’s wine critic, ericasimov. Part of what he loves about #Oregon, and the Willamette Valley in particular, is its small scale. Most #Willamette wineries are family operations, and the business of the valley is clearly agriculture, not tourism. Brian Marcy and Clare Carver, a husband-and-wife team, have operated a winery called Big Table Farm since they acquired 70 acres off a dirt road in the hills of the valley a decade ago. The barnlike winery, which they designed and built themselves, was financed partly by crowdfunding. 100 people gave $1,700 each, for which they received wine and a plaque in the winery. They have since stitched together a DIY operation: Brian, the winemaker, buys grapes from a network of 12 vineyards, all within an hour of the farm, and tends the vegetable crops. Clare, an accomplished artist, looks after the business, including drawing labels, wrapping bottles in paper by hand, marketing, entertaining visitors and raising animals. The Big Table menagerie includes 16 Irish Dexter cattle that are raised for beef, 2 American Guinea hogs, a couple of horses, 6 beehives, chickens, assorted dogs and cats, and an old goat who acts as a sort of mascot. amandalucier captured scenes from Big Table Farm while on assignment for nytfood; here, Levi the dog got some attention (and a glass of wine). Follow amandalucier and nytfood to see more. #🍷

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#SpeakingInDance, in 3 videos | “The center is not one place,” the Congolese choreographer #FaustinLinyekula told his cast, members of itsshowtimenyc, which provides performance opportunities for #subwaydancers. “You are the center of your own world. Any space is important.” Faustin’s “Festival of Dreams,” part of the fiafny festival Crossing the Line, a co-commission with dancinginthests, is the culmination of a 2-week residency with 23 dancers in which he is creating a structure for improvisations. It will be performed at Roberto Clemente Plaza in the South Bronx on Saturday and weeksvilleheritagecenter in Brooklyn on Sunday. As Faustin sees it, even more important than the final product is getting these dancers back into their bodies. “They just jump,” he said with a wince. “I’m like, ‘Guys, if you want to dance for long, you need to take care.’ ” tailzthedancer said, “He’s expanding our minds through our dancing.” And force_wiildkard, the only woman, told the nytimes writer giadk: “Everything he does comes from our own personalities and creativity. I never know what to expect, and I like that — it’s a little bit of fear, and a little bit of excitement.” sbrackbill made these videos — swipe left to see 2 more! — for #SpeakingInDance, our weekly series exploring the world of dance.

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The death toll from the powerful earthquake that struck Mexico yesterday afternoon jumped to 217, government officials said today, as searchers worked desperately to find survivors in the ruins of collapsed structures. The quake toppled dozens of buildings and led to the deaths of 21 children in a school that collapsed in #MexicoCity. “The priority at this moment is to keep rescuing people who are still trapped and to give medical attention to the injured people,” Mexico’s president, Enrique Peña Nieto, said last night. The devastating temblor sent people fleeing into the streets and came just 2 weeks after another earthquake centered off Mexico’s southern coast rattled the capital. It also happened on the 32nd anniversary of a 1985 quake that killed as many as 10,000 people and flattened 400 buildings in Mexico City. The photographer adrianazehbrauskas took this photo last night in Mexico City. Visit the link in our profile to read updates on the #earthquake.

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“We’re trying to find the super corals, the ones that survived the worst heat stress of their lives,” said Neal Cantin, a researcher with the Australian Institute of Marine Science in Townsville, #Australia. davidmauricesmith took this photo of Neal collecting coral samples from Rib Reef, a section of the #GreatBarrierReef off Queensland. Coral reefs are among the most beautiful sights on the planet, dubbed the “rain forests of the sea.” They occupy a tiny area but harbor much of the variety of life in the ocean. Some scientists say they believe half the coral #reefs that existed in the early 20th century are gone, though. Instead of standing around watching the rest of them die, reef experts worldwide are determined to act. Their goal is not just to study them, but to find the ones with the best genes, multiply them in tanks and ultimately return them to the ocean. The hope is to create tougher reefs — to accelerate evolution, essentially — and slowly build an ecosystem capable of surviving global warming and other human-caused environmental assaults. Of course, the effort raises scientific and ethical questions — the kind of questions that appear to be an inescapable part of the human future, beyond coral reefs. Visit the link in our profile to read more.

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The designers Laura, left, and Kate Mulleavy — photographed here by the bfa photographer griff_lipson — founded the fashion brand rodarte from their parent’s Los Angeles kitchen table in 2006. Their brand has gone on to win a cfda award and relocate from the New York ready-to-wear carousel to Paris and the couture calendar. At a recent timestalks event, though, the sisters revealed that the first clothes they made were inspired by mushrooms. (Yes, you read that correctly.) Growing up in in Aptos, California, kateandlauramulleavy lived right on the edge of a redwood forest, and their father worked as a mycologist — a scientist who studies fungi. When the sisters revealed this source of inspiration during their first meeting with voguemagazine editors, andreltalley reacted in a way that Laura says she’ll never forget. “He laughed so hard, and we felt like the craziest people that maybe had ever walked in those offices before,” she said. But kateandlauramulleavy won over Anna Wintour, who they say, “has really championed us over the years.” The voguemagazine editor gave the some heartfelt advice that has stuck with the sisters ever since: “I can tell what you do is personal,” Kate recalls Anna saying. “Keep it that way.” Visit the link in our profile to watch kateandlauramulleavy’s #TimesTalk and to learn more about their recent foray into Hollywood, directing “Woodshock,” a feature film that comes to theaters this month.

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In a bellicose speech to the United Nations General Assembly today, President Trump took swipes at North Korea, Iran and Venezuela. With characteristic flourishes, realdonaldtrump at times dispensed with the restrained rhetoric many presidents use at the UN. He vowed to crush “loser terrorists.” He threatened to “totally destroy North Korea” and called the country’s leader, Kim Jong-un, “Rocket Man.” And he said that Iran masked a dictatorship under “the false guise of a democracy.” From the dais of an organization meant to bring the nations of the world together, the president defended his America First policy and argued that nationalism can be reconciled with common causes. He repeatedly used the word “sovereignty” to describe his approach in a setting where the term traditionally has been brandished by nations like Russia and China to deflect criticism of their actions. Our staff photographer nytchangster took this photo earlier today in New York City. Visit the link in our profile to read more about the speech, which included no mention of climate change, Middle East peace or other issues that typically occupy American attention at the unitednations.

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Yotam Ottolenghi is probably best known for his produce-forward Mediterranean cooking. But he also considers himself a pastry chef and a “notoriously sweet-toothed being with an insatiable appetite for cakes.” He writes fondly of his friendship with helen_goh_bakes, a psychologist and “product developer” for #Ottolenghi. Together they spent a decade toying around with dessert recipes and spent 3 years working on “Sweet,” his first book dedicated solely to sweets. That included many days tasting various sweets in ottolenghi’s test kitchen in North London. Those days were “long and intense, sugar being both the fuel enabling us to carry on and the focus of our in-depth discussions.” Ultimately, ottolenghi writes, “The combination of the child whose enthusiasm never wanes and the nerd who won’t rest until it’s perfect led to some pretty sweet results.” Here’s one of them: a pistachio and #rosewater semolina cake, photographed by andrewscrivani for nytfood. Making this #cake is “a labor of love,” ottolenghi writes, “but that’s only appropriate, for a cake adorned with rose petals.” Visit the link in our profile to get the #NYTCooking recipe. #🌹🎂

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Is “Mother!” the most confusing movie of 2017 or merely the most provocative? mothermovie starts as a home invasion-psychological thriller focused on a couple, played by Jennifer Lawrence and Javier Bardem. It ends in flaming nightmare surrealism. And throughout, it’s stuffed with themes that divided, and mystified, critics. In the past, darrenaronofsky has conjured up all manner of misbehavior and grotesqueries in “Requiem for a Dream” and “Black Swan.” This one tops them easily. “When I first read it,” Jennifer said of the script, “I didn’t even want it in my house. I thought it was evil, almost.” The demands of her role were substantial: in 2 hours, she’s in close-up for 66 minutes. Even the sounds of the ravaged house are her voice, digitally manipulated. While filming one particularly disturbing scene, she hyperventilated, tore her diaphragm and had to be put on oxygen. The film’s allegory seems to have eluded many viewers, and darrenaronofsky and #JenniferLawrence disagree about how much to reveal. “My advice is to understand the allegory,” she said. We followed her lead, but we won’t spoil it here. Visit the link in our profile to read more. _markian_ photographed Jennifer Lawrence, #JavierBardem and #DarrenAronofsky. Swipe left to see all 3 portraits.

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A young boy watched as food was distributed earlier today in the Balukhali refugee camp in southern #Bangladesh. After a Rohingya militant group attacked police outposts last month, Myanmar’s military, along with vigilante groups, launched a crackdown in the western state of Rakhine. What resulted: a refugee crisis that has sent more than 400,000 #Rohingya fleeing to neighboring Bangladesh, where our journalist bcsolomon is on the ground. “The basic systems like food distribution and sanitation have been totally overwhelmed here,” he writes. “It rains nearly all day. The mood is desperate.” Watch our #InstagramStory to see what he witnessed earlier today.

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Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke has proposed that President realdonaldtrump make changes to 10 national monuments, according to a memo addressed to the White House. In the report, he proposes unspecified boundary changes to several monuments, and he recommends reopening vast areas to uses like commercial fishing and logging and additional cattle grazing. Among the monuments designated for changes is #BearsEars, a vast red-rock expanse that has been the focal point of the debate over the value of these conservation areas. The report recommends changing the size of the monument — which alexgoodlett photographed here this summer — but doesn’t suggest specific boundaries. Bears Ears, designated by President barackobama in December, has been particularly controversial because of its size. While it’s supported by several tribal governments, it is opposed by state lawmakers who have fought for years to wrestle land from federal control. Visit the link in our profile to read about the 10 national monuments the Interior Department wants to shrink or modify.

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In Teotitlán del Valle — a village near Oaxaca, #Mexico that’s known for its hand-woven rugs — a small group of textile artisans is working to preserve the use of plant and insect dyes. These techniques stretch back more than 1,000 years in the indigenous Zapotec tradition. But #TeotitlánDelValle isn’t the only place where a movement toward natural dyes is popping up. Textile artists in many countries are using them more and more, both as an attempt to revive ancient traditions and out of concerns about the environmental and health risks of synthetic dyes. Natural dyes are more expensive and harder to use, but they produce more vivid colors. As a child, Porfirio Gutiérrez hiked into the mountains above the village with his family each fall, collecting the plants they’d use to make dyes. “We’d talk about the stories of the plants,” the 39-year-old recalled. “Where they grew, the colors that they provide, what’s the perfect timing to collect them.” Among other things, they gathered pericón, a type of marigold that turned the woolen skeins a buttercream color, and tree lichen known as old man’s beard that dyed wool a yellow as pale as straw. Recently, adrianazehbrauskas took this photo of #pericon and tree lichen gathered by Porfirio. Visit the link in our profile to read more.

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Sardine. The word alone evokes a crowded subway car or Saltine crackers — or, if you’re nytfood’s david_tanis, a lip-smacking treat. “The sight of sardines in an opened can, pressed together tightly and cleverly layered, is actually quite beautiful,” he writes. Sardines are a sustainable fish choice and are high in healthy omega-3 fatty acids. Most importantly, they’re delicious. In France, vintage #sardines aged in the can are a phenomenon, presented like wine with the year they were preserved. High-end canned sardines are also enjoyed in Spain, whether in olive oil or tomato sauce, or smoked. Grilled fresh sardines are often offered on restaurant menus throughout the Mediterranean, and, increasingly, in the U.S. But it’s very easy, and less expensive, to grill them at home, whether over hot coals or under the broiler. Visit the link in our profile to find out how. For a Mediterranean touch, grill the fish on fig leaves — like the photographer karstenmoran did here.

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How did Brazil get hooked on junk food? Today, there are more obese than underweight adults in the world. More than 700 million people worldwide are obese, 108 million of them children, according to research published recently in The New England Journal of Medicine. And the prevalence of obesity has doubled in 73 countries since 1980. As growth slows in wealthy countries, Western food companies are aggressively expanding in developing nations, contributing to obesity and health problems. Celene da Silva, who lives in #Brazil, is one of thousands of door-to-door vendors for Nestlé. She helps the world’s largest packaged food conglomerate expand its reach into a quarter-million households in Brazil’s farthest-flung corners. This direct-sales army is part of a broader transformation of the food system that is delivering Western-style processed food and sugary drinks to the most isolated pockets of Latin America, Africa and Asia. Visit the link in our profile to see what the junk food transition looks like in Brazil, in a video produced by neilacollier and Ora DeKornfeld.

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Every other day or so, Hatem El-Gamasy delivers hot takes on American politics, live from New York, on Egyptian TV. When the broadcast ends, he opens the door of his makeshift studio and returns to his day job. Hatem, known to his customers as Timmy, owns the Lotus Deli in Ridgewood, Queens. But few of his customers — and likely, none of his viewers — know that the man making egg sandwiches is the same one who appears on the news, holding forth on subjects from immigration policy to North Korea. “The fear for being exposed is that they’ll say, ‘He’s just a sandwich guy. How does he talk about these big issues?’” the 48-year-old said. “But I’m also an educated guy and being a sandwich guy is not against the law.” Timmy’s improbable broadcast career began last year, not long after he wrote an opinion piece for an Egyptian news organization predicting realdonaldtrump’s victory. Now, he sees his role as part translator of the American people, and part good-will ambassador for the U.S. “With Mr. Trump as president, I feel compelled to explain America more to the Middle East,” he said. “Over here, the sky is the limit. And I’m living proof of it.” markabramsonphoto photographed Hatem El-Gamasy inside his studio, a converted room in the back of his bodega, past the potato chips display.

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Where in the world is nytimestravel? The photographer Andreas Meichsner took this picture for a travel story in this week’s issue. Where do you think Andreas was when he captured this scene? #🌍🔍

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ashgilbertson photographed a woman cutting the lawn with a push mower, the blades making a soft whirring sound as they scissored the grass. In a nearby vegetable patch, her 2 young sons were chasing butterflies. Her husband, Sam, uses a computer at work. But technology has its place, he said. “I’ve never thought about bringing a computer onto this property,” he said outside their home, near Lancaster, Pennsylvania. The #Amish community is growing at a rate that may surprise outsiders — and that growth is helping to push the sect’s adoption of technology. The Amish population in the U.S. is estimated at around 313,000, up nearly 150% from 25 years ago. Large families are the chief reason: Married women have 7 children on average, and Amish people marry at a higher rate and at a younger age than Americans overall. Many Amish people draw a bright line between what is allowed at work — smartphones, internet access — and what remains forbidden at home. Still, the divisions can get fuzzy. Visit the link in our profile to read more, and to see more photos by ashgilbertson.

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This young woman, wearing a traditional full-length #Amish dress, stepped away from a farmer’s market in Manheim, Pennsylvania, opened her palm and revealed a smartphone. She began to scroll, seemingly oblivious to the activity around her. Not far away, an #Amish man with a silvery beard adjusted the settings on a computer-driven crosscut saw. He was soon cutting pieces for gazebos that are sold online. “We’re not supposed to have computers; we’re not supposed to have cellphones,” said John, the man who works the saw. “We’re allowed to have a phone, but not in the house. But to do business, you need a computer, or access to one, and that phone moves into the house. So how do you balance that?” Another employee, Sam, works on a computer in the company’s shop. He’s amazed at how productive it can be. But technology has its place, he said. Speaking outside his home near Lancaster one sun-dappled day, he said, “I’ve never thought about bringing a computer onto this property.” Visit the link in our profile to read more about how computers and cellphones are changing some Amish communities, and to see more photos by ashgilbertson.

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The Amish have not given up on horse-drawn buggies. Their rigid abstinence from many kinds of technology has left parts of their lifestyle frozen since the 19th century: no cars, TVs or connections to electric utilities, for example. But computers and cellphones are making their way into some Amish communities, pushing them — sometimes willingly, often not — into the 21st century. New technology has created fresh opportunities for prosperity among the #Amish, just as it has for people in the rest of the world. A contractor can call a customer from a job site. A store owner’s software can make quick work of payroll and inventory tasks. A bakery can take credit cards. But for people bound by a separation from much of the outside world, new tech devices have brought fears about the consequence of internet access. ashgilbertson photographed an #Amish family harvesting tobacco in Intercourse, #Pennsylvania. Visit the link in our profile to read more.

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