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Recommendation: Take a food-themed road trip this summer

Image: Jim Heimann Collection/ getty images A summer vacation doesn’t need to cost you a month’s wage, but you’d be forgiven for thinking that it should. Between May and August, Instagram becomes a minefield of people you don’t know sitting poolside at The Ace Hotel in Palm Springs or whatever. Suddenly, your Brooklyn staycation seems

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Ann Dowd on The Handmaid's Tale: it's a form of activism

After a late-career renaissance with characters in The Handmaids Tale and The Leftovers, the actor explains why her work is defiant and how she got muse from an unlikely generator: American football manager Bill Belichick As Aunt Lydia in The Handmaids Tale, the Hulu adjustment of Margaret Atwoods 1985 dystopian fiction, Ann Dowd is both

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J. Crew May Never Be the Same Again

In the mid-2 000 s, J. Crew established an entire generation of young adults to preppy mode, the edgier alternative to stodgy descriptions such as Tommy Hilfiger and Lacoste that had predominated for decades. It acted, for a day. Sales flew and the label became a classy powerhouse of cardigans and chinos.< strong> First Lady

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Margaret Atwood: Plastics are poisoning us. We need change, now

In a new line recognizing the 500 th commemoration of the Reformation, the novelist calls for a revolt against petrochemical polymers Ah, the Reformation. And then, unavoidably, the Counter-Reformation. We recollect them, sort of, particularly after reading Dissolution, online group Anonymous. Then there was there was hardly any plastic. There was only 38m segments of

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The 100 best nonfiction books: No 69  Essays by RW Emerson (1841)

New Englands inventor of transcendentalism is still hero-worship today for his high-minded thoughts on peculiarity, freedom and nature Ralph Waldo Emerson abounded on to the American literary stage in the fall of 1836, as the protege of Thomas Carlyle, under whose sorcery he had fallen during a stay to England in 1833. On his return