Surgeons Transplant a Testicle From One Brother to His Twin

A 36-year-old man born without testicles received one transplanted from his identical twin brother in a six-hour operation performed on Tuesday in Belgrade, Serbia, by an international team of surgeons. The surgery was intended to give the recipient more stable levels of the male hormone testosterone than injections could provide, to make his genitals more natural and more comfortable, and …

That Banana on the Wall? At Art Basel Miami It’ll Cost You $120,000.

Remember when Morley Safer famously — controversially — asked on “60 Minutes” whether Marcel Duchamp’s urinal and Jeff Koons’s vacuum cleaners were really art? Now, in the spirit of such questions, comes Maurizio Cattelan’s (somewhat overripe) banana pinned to the wall with gray duct tape. For three buyers at Art Basel Miami, who paid between $120,000 and $150,000 each for …

Our 50 Best Recipes of 2019

Assembling cassoulet, proofing sourdough bread or constructing a Harry Potter Sorting Hat croquembouche are all worthwhile pursuits, but, for many people, the word “cooking” means weeknight cooking: recipes that are fast and easy without sacrificing a little excitement. Those are exactly the kind of recipes NYT Cooking readers loved most this year. The top five recipes of the year are …

My Week of ‘Noble Silence’

My yogi job was a different story. Alone and armed with a pair of disposable blue gloves, I tried to bring a mindful approach to my task. Following laminated instructions, I focused on the sounds as I scrubbed the toilets, sinks and showers. I mopped the floors, noticing the motion of my arms and being mindful not to bang the …

I Tested 13 Bidets. I’m a Convert.

Heated seat: This is really a standard feature on electric bidets, but it’s just so nice that I wanted to mention it again. I love the heated seat even more than I love the bidet. [Like what you’re reading? Sign up here for the Smarter Living newsletter to get stories like this (and much more!) delivered straight to your inbox …

Harvey Weinstein prosecutors push for $5 million bail at court hearing

Weinstein is one of many criminal defendants being called into court this month to be informed of the new laws. For many, these hearings will lead to either the release of individuals who are held in jail on bail or, for people who have already paid, a refund of the money. The Oscar-winning producer has been out on a $1 …

‘The Irishman’ Drew 13.2 Million Netflix Viewers Over Thanksgiving

Martin Scorsese wanted everybody to see it in theaters, but millions of people have streamed his three-and-a-half-hour mafia epic on Netflix. The streaming platform bet big on “The Irishman,” and it appears to have paid off, with the film garnering an average audience of 13.2 million in the United States over the long Thanksgiving weekend, according to data provided by …