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The quaint, quiet and delicious charm of Malta

Malta is like pastizzi, the country’s pastry of choice: steeped in tradition and cultural history, it boasts a unique flavor and texture created by layer upon layer of exterior with a delicious to-die-for core. This tiny Mediterranean island gave us our first taste of the delicious pastizzi (take your pick: cheese- or pea-filled; we ate both, and in abundance)…and so […]

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A transcript: 2:38 a.m. in the garden of evil

Leaked tape of meeting hastily called in the White House situation room, 2:38 a.m., Thursday, March 2, 2017. Reince Priebus: “OK, OK, everybody. Settle down. The Boss has some things to say.” DT:  “Hold on a minute. Gotta finish this Tweet (murmurs beneath breath) d-e-m-o-c-r-a-t-s d-i-s-h-o-n—o-r f-a-l-l-e-n h-e-r-o-s w-i-f-e- Hey, people, whaddya think? End it with Sad! Or Disgusting! Or […]

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A new hip, hip – hooray!

Two hospital attendants rolled me into a holding room at Brighton Nuffield Hospital, where an anesthetist gave me a spinal block and a sedative. Moments later, they wheeled me into an operating theater, flipped me onto my side – like Shamu awaiting treatment – and the anesthetist put me to sleep. For the next hour or so, a towering, affable […]

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Simon says: Dinner’s served in remotest Namibia

It is 7:30 on a Sunday night at the Kapika Lodge on the northern Namibia-Angola border. Half a dozen tables are set for the 19 guests, tastefully decked out with candles, linen tablecloths and formal place settings. Simon Amadhila, 29, enters the room, lighting it up with his iridescent smile and delicious, inventive food. It’s just another night of fine […]

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