Mississippi Event Hall Refuses to Host Interracial Wedding, Then Apologizes

Video LaKambria Welch said that a wedding venue in Booneville, Miss., would not allow her brother’s wedding to take place there because the venue doesn’t “do gay weddings or mixed race” citing its “Christian beliefs.” The owners of an event hall in northeastern Mississippi apologized on Tuesday for refusing to host a wedding for an…

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Get Vaccinated or Leave School: 26,000 N.Y. Children Face a Choice

Jacquelynn Vance-Pauls, a real-estate lawyer in upstate New York, has a 14-year-old son with autism who was recently kicked out of his private special needs school. Her 9-year-old twins and her high-school senior are also on the verge of being expelled from their public schools. The children did not do anything wrong, nor are they…

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A ‘Euphoria’ Star Wants to See the Show Get Even More Queer

LOS ANGELES — From across the lawn at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery, Barbie Ferreira, the 22-year-old actor who plays Kat in “Euphoria,” spotted her co-star and “bestie,” Hunter Schafer. The two, who have become inseparable through working on the HBO series about teens navigating drugs and debauchery at a Southern California high school, ran up…

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Unpacking Berlin’s Mysterious, Ubiquitous Tote Bag

In Berlin, the bag is everywhere. Hot young dads slip it over one shoulder. Older German women pull knitting from its mouth. This canvas tote is carried by 12-year-olds on field trips, by harried white-collar workers with their laptops, by the homeless and by many, many stylish people. Its design — black Gothic print interrupted…

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New Food Halls Sprout Up in New York City

New York has become a food-hall town, with perhaps more of these collections of food and dining stalls than in any other city in the country. This season, there will be some showy additions, as operators are increasingly selective as to who gets to set up shop. Doris Huang has filled her shiny cobalt-and-gold food…

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Natural Wines Will Get Some New Showcases This Fall

“Natural” has become the attention-grabbing word in the wine world, referring to wines that are made with minimal intervention, like chemical additives or commercial yeast. Natural wines will populate the lists of several restaurants coming this fall, and they’re the specialties at four new wine bars. Jeremiah Stone and Fabian von Hauske Valtierra, who began…

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Named the World’s Best Bar, Dante Plans a Sequel

Four years ago, Linden Pride and his wife, Nathalie Hudson, bought Caffé Dante, a beloved, century-old Greenwich Village hangout, and reinvented it as a stylish Italianate cocktail bar and restaurant. It was a gamble for the couple, who had immigrated a few years earlier from their native Australia, but the new bar, Dante, caught on.…

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A Fresh Face at an Old Standard: Gotham Bar and Grill

When Victoria Blamey interviewed in March for the job of executive chef at Gotham Bar and Grill, a Greenwich Village fixture for 35 years, she had never eaten there. She didn’t even know the kind of food it served. So she came in for dinner. The difference from her cooking “was night and day,” she…

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Tastes From Asia, Not Easy to Find in New York. Until Now.

It may take some vertical maneuvering to get there: venturing down into the 34th Street-Herald Square subway station to try sea pineapple, or up to the third floor of an office building in Koreatown for abomasum, a cow stomach. But at new restaurants this fall, New Yorkers can try a number of dishes and ingredients…

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In Fall’s Biggest Openings, Experience Is on the Menu

Opening a restaurant takes vision, but also money, patience and luck, especially in New York, where the competition is fierce and simple details like getting a gas hookup can become ordeals. Experienced chefs and restaurateurs are better at it, and this fall they’ll be the ones setting most of the tempting new tables. Many of…

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