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Ferrari 812 Superfast: The Italian Icon Lives On

I’VE DONE IT. I’ve summited Mount Ferrari. The Ferrari 812 Superfast carries the most powerful series-production V12 engine in the company’s 70-year history. And there are good reasons to think it represents the top of the technical mountain. The first is its extremity: a naturally aspirated 6.5-liter, 60-degree V12 (stroked .2 liter over the Ferrari F12 Tdf) capable of revving [...]

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Great French Bubblies Beyond Champagne

MY FIRST FRENCH sparkling wine wasn’t Champagne but a low-budget Loire Valley bubbly. The Gratien & Meyer Brut Crémant de Loire fit my budget and palate way back when. It was bright, clean and fruity, and, most important, it was cheap—around $6 or $7 a bottle. I bought Gratien & Meyer whenever I wanted something sparkling but gave it up [...]

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The Open-Floor-Plan Backlash: How Family Members Are Escaping Each Other

IN THE 1960s and ’70s, long before helicoptering emerged as a parenting style, adults had far less interest in looming over their children, frequently urging them to go play outside or downstairs. The netherworld to which these parents pointed was usually a recreation room or finished basement, clad insipidly in wood-veneer paneling and linoleum. Furnishings typically included a saggy sofa, [...]

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A Radically Refreshing Take on Chocolate Milk

WHENEVER I EAT Mexican food, I crave ice cream for dessert. It’s cooling after all the fiery spice and also a creamy antidote to the bright acidity associated with this cuisine. But at the tail end of a recent meal at Fonda Frontera in Chicago, I discovered what’s become my favorite follow-up to most any sort of late-summer repast. I [...]

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Summer-Into-Fall Style: Three Perfect Pieces

1. Sunny T-Shirts A free-spirited graphic T-shirt can take you into autumn, if you opt for a sophisticated, arty optic, like these from Monogram, a Los Angeles-based brand designed by Jeff Halmos and Lisa Mayock. The duo, known for their ’70s-style typefaces, colors and cuts, were “thinking year-round T-shirt weather,” said Ms. Mayock. She wears tees in a more formal [...]

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The One Piece of Clothing Every Woman Should Own

FASHION EDITORS like to play a game. It’s a twist on the old desert island trope. Instead of which albums or books you’d pack for several solitary, sandy decades, you choose which label you’d wear for the rest of your life, budgets be damned. I’ve always found the game difficult to play. Could I in theory shackle myself to the [...]

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