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How to Prepare for the Next Big Earthquake: Brace Yourself, Home, and Wine Rack

Growing up in Southern California, I got used to being shaken awake. (And learned early that you shouldn’t have glass-framed art above your bed.)

Where to Find Delicious Indian Street Food

Although you can find street snacks at many restaurants in the West, not all are good. These are reliably excellent places—some are traditionally Indian; some take a fresh, modern approach.

Formal Gardening, Western Style

I like formal gardens. Symmetry makes me feel calm. Keeping plants in the mostly green and leafy realm creates a feeling of peaceful tranquility. And sometimes the style just goes perfectly with the adjacent architecture.

But formal gardens can be a bit…um, predictable.

Beer and Music, Together At Last

Beer has always played a supporting role at concerts, but finally there’s a music festival that gives beer its long-due recognition.