A Quintessential New York Apartment for a Star of “Evil”

Aasif Mandvi is here to tell you that experience richly deserves its reputation as the best teacher. Mr. Mandvi’s own particular experiences as a renter in New York taught him lessons enough to fill a column. For example, give a wide berth to apartments where the occupant-bathroom ratio exceeds three to one. Being the sole…

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The Nightly Feasts of Little Guatemala, Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES — Using the edge of a carbon-steel razor blade, Antonio Morales scrapes pieces of browning onion from a wide, sizzling flat top. Every day, starting at around 5 p.m., he modifies the traditions he brought with him from Guatemala to Los Angeles, adapting his food to the city’s most accommodating form: the taco.…

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‘OK Boomer’ Marks the End of Friendly Generational Relations

ImageShannon O’Connor’s OK BOOMER hoodie.Credit…via Shannon O’Connor In a viral audio clip on TikTok, a white-haired man in a baseball cap and polo shirt declares, “The millennials and Generation Z have the Peter Pan syndrome, they don’t ever want to grow up.” Thousands of teens have responded through remixed reaction videos and art projects with…

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How to Make Your Travel Clothes Pop on Instagram

Our travel tips column has shown you how to pack (edit ruthlessly, use packing cubes) and how to take vacation photos (remember to take advantage of the golden hour). But which outfits both travel effortlessly and make for enviable posts on social media? The answer combines color coordination, personal style, destination mindfulness and knowing what…

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It’s Halloween. Here’s What’s Haunting the Runways.

Salvjiia is a beautiful fright. The Instagram persona of Lilith Morris, she is posed in a recent post as a mutant, her eyes dark pits, her wheat-colored hair cascading to the floor, her torso fused with the fur-covered legs of a deer. Salvjiia, 19, is part of a subculture of self-created oddities proliferating online and,…

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‘But Mom, Video Games Are My Job’

Kyle Giersdorf is 16 years old. He’s a junior at Pottsgrove High School, about half an hour from my home in suburban Philadelphia. In July, he won the first-ever Fortnite World Cup, earning $3 million. As a family doctor, I often hear from parents about how their kids push back at any attempt to limit…

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Race and ‘The Real Housewives’

“The sun always shines on Beverly Hills, but not on everyone,” Camille Grammer says in the opening line of “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills,” which premiered on Bravo in 2010. For the majority of its first nine seasons, the reality show shined its light on a certain type of woman: rich, opinionated and white.…

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New TB Vaccine Could Save Millions of Lives, Study Suggests

In what may be a watershed moment in the fight against tuberculosis, the world’s most lethal infectious disease, an experimental new vaccine has protected about half the people who got it, scientists reported on Tuesday. While a 50 percent success rate is hardly ideal — the measles vaccine, by contrast, is about 98 percent protective…

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‘Seared’ Review: For a Pompous Chef, Comeuppance on the Menu

If you can’t stand my creative, manly heat, get out of my kitchen: This could be the unofficial motto of Harry, the temperamental chef at a tiny Brooklyn restaurant. But it’s O.K. for him to be a jerk because Harry — played by Raúl Esparza with knife-wielding, cocky charm — is not a cook, he…

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An Alternative to the Salad Spinner

I own salad spinners, but I prefer to dry my greens by rolling them up in a terry cloth towel. Obviously, Jill Visit, an entrepreneur from Austin, Tex., is of like mind: She has created the Salad Sling, a 30-inch triple-layer square of absorbent Kelly green fabric. Gather up your washed greens in the sling,…

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