Sashaying Their Way Through Youth

“I’m excited!” screamed Desmond Napoles, a 12-year-old drag star who performs as Desmond is Amazing, punctuating his enthusiasm with mild profanity. His eyes darted to his phone. Then he backtracked. “Don’t put that in. Don’t put that in.” He would soon be grounded from Snapchat by his mother for what she called “sass.” Desmond and…

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Francisco Toledo Embodied the Activist Soul of Oaxaca

In his later years, the master artist Francisco Toledo, who died Thursday at 79, developed a fondness for making kites. He decorated them with stencils of grasshoppers, turtles and shrimp, and prints of elephants with monkeys and skeletons, exhibiting a playfulness that simmered below the surface of much of his work and life. But even…

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Help! There’s a Bear in My Airbnb

Ann Bryant’s phone rings all season long. She has four phones, actually, in her Homewood, Calif., home office, and they ring 24 hours a day. “Sometimes all at once,” says the executive director of the Bear League, a community-based nonprofit that aims to educate the human public about their animal neighbors. Its tagline: “People living…

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Cases of Vaping-Related Lung Illness Surge, Health Officials Say

Medical experts and federal health officials on Friday warned the public about the dangers of vaping and discouraged using the devices as the number of people with a severe lung illness linked to vaping more than doubled to 450 possible cases in 33 states and the number of deaths rose to five. The Indiana Department…

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T Suggests: A New Beauty Counter in Los Angeles, Eccentric Chairs and More

ImageThe new store Stranger Wines in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.CreditJulia Gillard A New (Natural) Neighborhood Wine Store It was one night around two years ago when Dennis “DJ” McNany — who formerly ran the Williamsburg, Brooklyn, wine institution Uva — went down to the neighborhood restaurant Marlow & Sons, where he saw its owner, his friend Andrew…

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Medical News Today: Hyperthyroidism: Foods to eat and avoid

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Medical News Today: What to know about raspberry ketones

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