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The Write Stuff

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The Write Stuff

A dip into the world of luxurious fountain pens.

Sohm looks at the color and how fine the mousse is — the fine streams of bubbles — a sign of great quality.

Wine and Spirits

How to Drink Grower Champagne

Legendary sommelier Aldo Sohm on rarer bubbles.

A Classic Martini

Wine and Spirits

A Classic Martini

A drink from New York City’s Bemelmans Bar at the Carlyle Hotel

Ever since a Dutch trade ship brought daguerreotypes to Nagasaki in 1840, the medium of shashin, meaning "to copy truth," has been as central to Japanese life as ukiyo-e prints were to earlier generations. The History of Japanese Photography, the first Western survey of its kind, opens March 2 at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, and includes portraits by early masters Kakoku Shima and Hikoma Ueno and darkly poetic views of Tokyo in the 1960s and '70s by Daido Moriyama.

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