Arturo Castro, Star of ‘Alternatino,’ Names a Cocktail After Himself

“I love speakeasies,” said Arturo Castro. “All around New York, I love finding the most hidden spots.” Which is why, one June afternoon, he was at Please Don’t Tell, the East Village cocktail lounge tucked behind a hot dog joint on St. Marks Place. Despite the heat and humidity, he wore a dark long-sleeve shirt,…

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A Writer of Three Women’s Sex Lives Shares Her Own Journey

Picture a 23-year-old woman dancing on a table in a Manhattan bar on, say, a Thursday night. Around 11 p.m., she says her goodbyes and rushes to Penn Station, so she can make the 11:38 p.m. train to Short Hills, N.J., where she is living with her Italian mother, who doesn’t know how to drive…

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Have Work, Will Travel

Tim Justice took a cross-country road trip and earned $2,000 along the way by making pickups and drop-offs for a delivery service. “I was itching to do a road trip,” said Mr. Justice, 41, a Phoenix-based flight attendant. “Forget getting on a plane if I don’t have to.” Mr. Justice’s trip, which was funded by…

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10 Great New York City Rooftop Bars

It’s not always easy to love New York City in the summer. The heat waves aren’t much of a reprieve from bitter winters and rainy springs. But it’s finally rooftop bar season, and there’s no better way to see the city skyline. You may have to wait in a line or two. Your drink is…

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How does tumor size relate to breast cancer stage?

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The Curious Mystical Text Behind Marianne Williamson’s Presidential Bid

In the living room of an apartment near Wall Street last month, a group of supporters huddled around a large television watching as their candidate, Marianne Williamson, made her debut on the debate stage. The host pulled her hair nervously. Ms. Williamson’s start had been shaky, but there were some breakout moments. Then her dramatic…

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A Gentle Welcome to West Africa, at Teranga in East Harlem

A drape of waxy leaves, a drip of vines: You have arrived at another latitude. Palms lean protectively, ready to offer shade, but none is needed here indoors at Teranga in East Harlem, one of the city’s loveliest spaces in which to graze, lounge and resist the levies of life. There is no formality. You…

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Summer Beauty, Decoded

Here, solutions for the most vexing hair and skin problems of the season. Then indulge in a dose of sheer makeup fun. How to De-Puff Your Face One unwelcome side effect of summer travel is extra baggage, and not just the kind you have to check. “Puffiness is the No. 1 complaint I get during…

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On the Fourth of July, Melania Trump Dresses for Independence

President Trump may have stymied some expectations with his we-are-all-one-nation speech after the military fashion show — sorry, display — in front of the Lincoln Memorial on the Fourth of July, but it was Melania Trump in a slouching-off-one-shoulder mid-calf Carolina Herrera dress, standing silent and smiling by his side in every picture, who really…

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