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Monday Note

The Ultimate Wine-Pairing Infographic

I’ve never understood brussel sprouts. Oh, they’re delicious, roasted in a cast iron pan with big hunks of garlic. But I’ve tried reds, and I’ve tried whites. Neither seems to pair all that well. And wouldn’t you know it? Brussel sprouts are a footnote on this incredible infographic: Foods that …

My Mother’s Fur

“I helped trim her fur,” Ah Ye, my mother’s home-care attendant, declared the other evening, after I returned from work. She was referring not to the cat but to my mom. Ah Ye knows my mother’s hourly needs better than anyone else. When she arrived in our house, three months ago, I described the …

Boston, from One Citizen of the World Who Calls Himself a Runner

In the past thirty years, I’ve run thirty-three full marathons. I’ve run marathons all over the world, but whenever someone asks me which is my favorite, I never hesitate to answer: the Boston Marathon, which I have run six times. What’s so wonderful about the Boston Marathon? It’s simple: it’s the …

Cover Story: Happy Mothers’ Day

As a kid, my grandparents, and millions of other viewers rarely missed an episode of the television program “All in the Family.” For those too young to know, Norman Lear’s aboriginal must-see TV hilariously highlighted the friction between the nineteen-sixties’ “progressive” generation and their …

Xi Jinping and the Chinese dream

IN 1793 a British envoy, Lord Macartney, arrived at the court of the Chinese emperor, hoping to open an embassy. He brought with him a selection of …

Growth and other good things

THERE is no shortage of economic growth in Africa. Six of the world’s ten fastest growing economies of the past decade are in sub-Saharan Africa. A …

Richard Brody on why "The Great Gatsby" endures: http://nyr.kr/16iJuji and Evan Osnos on how the book resonates in China: http://nyr.kr/105aVVK

Reviving the past

MALAYSIA holds a general election, America's Senate votes on an internet sales tax, the World Trade Organisation considers its next leader and Russia …

In Indian mining district, the barons are back

Until recently, this iron-ore mining district in southern India was a byword for cronyism and plunder. Now it represents redemption, though not everyone is cheering.<p>It was steel that made Bellary a boomtown — steel sought by China in the run-up to the 2008 Olympic Games. As demand soared, prices …

Who creates jobs?

SHAYAN ZADEH, the co-founder of Zoosk, a popular online-dating service based in San Francisco, is worried. In the current debate on immigration, few …

David Goldberg, SurveyMonkey CEO and husband of Sheryl Sandberg

There isn’t much David Goldberg, 44, hasn’t already done.<p>At 26 he sold his first start-up, Launch Media, for $12 million to Yahoo. Goldberg then served as general manager of Yahoo Music, and later left to work at Benchmark Capital as entrepreneur in residence. In 1999 he acquired a fledgling online …

Sheryl Sandberg