The Second City Claims First in Architecture

On a sunny summer day in Chicago, visitors to the Chicago Architecture Center had only to cross busy Wacker Drive to board the tour boat that would take them past the architectural icons that line the Chicago River. On board, docents pointed out landmarks such as the white terra cotta Wrigley Building completed in 1924…

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How Ivy Mix, Cocktail Expert, Spends Her Sundays

Growing up in Vermont, Ivy Mix would rise at dawn to spend her Sundays riding horses. But when she became a bartender in New York City, Sundays were all about sleeping in. These days Ms. Mix, 33, is busy as a co-owner of Leyenda (Spanish for “legend”), a “pan-Latin cocktail bar” in Cobble Hill that…

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How High Tech Is Transforming One of the Oldest Jobs: Farming

This article is part of our ongoing Fast Forward series, which examines technological, economic, social and cultural shifts that happen as businesses evolve. Of all the out-of-the-box products a Silicon Valley tech start-up could offer, Bear Flag Robotics may be delivering the most unexpected: plowed fields. The company is developing autonomous tractors, a goal that…

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Coffee With the Man Who Used to Be My Wife

He walked through the coffee shop door and scanned the crowd. A familiar smile bloomed as he recognized me, despite how my appearance had changed over the years. I’m bald and bearded now, and heavier. I wear an extra decade on my face, and I’m more careful about how I dress. I was almost late…

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The Role of Nurses When Patients Decide to End Their Lives

When Ben Wald, 75, was dying of cancer in 2012, he wanted to use Oregon’s Death with Dignity Act to receive a prescription for a lethal medication that would end his life. His hospice nurse, Linda, was part of the discussion and provided both information and support, said his wife, Pam Wald, of Kings Valley,…

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New York State Suspects Vitamin E May Have Played a Role in Vaping Illnesses

Health officials in New York State said on Thursday that they are investigating a possible cause of a recent surge in severe vaping-related illnesses: a compound called vitamin E acetate. The state Department of Health said in a news release that “very high levels” of the compound had been found in 13 samples from eight…

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‘The Energy Was Just Indescribable’: Club Langston Didn’t Go Quietly

Endangered Spaces Located on an unassuming block in Brooklyn, one of the last black-owned gay nightclubs in the city has closed. ImageCreditJulia Wertz Club Langston 1073 Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn Endangered Spaces is celebrating beloved neighborhood institutions that are fighting to stay open in an era of relentless change. Tell us a space we should feature,…

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Black Beauty: Photography Between Art and Fashion

Antwaun Sargent adapted this essay from his new book, “The New Black Vanguard: Photography Between Art and Fashion,” to be published next month by Aperture. In 2018, American Vogue published two covers featuring the global icon Beyoncé on its esteemed September issue. Though it was her fourth time fronting the venerable monthly, this was the…

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Medical News Today: How to remove a tan at home

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The Memes Are Pouring the White Claw Down Your Throat!

Now that the last drops of summer have been shaken from the can, White Claw can be declared the winning beverage of the season. Its lightning-quick adoption by consumers and the small factory of meme makers, T-shirt designers, content producers (that’s me!) and others that have encircled the drink provide a perfect portrait of brand…

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