No Prince Without the King

As he himself would have been the first to say, everything began with Little Richard — not just rock ’n’ roll but gender bending as showmanship, self-mythology as an art form, drag in the middle of Main Street. And while much of what the man born Richard Wayne Penniman in Macon, Ga., laid claim to…

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Relive Memories of the Queens Night Market

The Queens Night Market is the subject of a new cookbook, “The World Eats Here.” Each of the 88 recipes, and the accompanying profiles, is crammed with compelling details. They tell stories of breakfast in Colombia through arepas with scrambled eggs; Guyanese pine tarts made with fresh, not canned fruit; kopytka potato gnocchi from Kika…

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Fort Worth Shooting: In Crowd of Hundreds, 5 Wounded in Village Creek Park

Five people were injured on Sunday night at a Fort Worth park crowded with hundreds of people, the police said. At around 5:45 local time, officers with the Fort Worth Police Department responded to Village Creek Park, where people were riding all-terrain vehicles and drinking alcohol — both city ordinance violations, the officials said. Five…

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Buying Food in Bulk: The New Way Cooks Are Coping in Quarantine

Elysia Mann never thought she’d see the day when her regular trips to the grocery store became a wistful memory. “It is one of my favorite things to do,” she said. “I miss wandering around the aisles.” But every store she visited in Portland, Ore., was out of flour and other staples, so last month…

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New Balance and Staud Team Up for California-Inspired Activewear

Courtesy Just as we accepted our fate of wearing the same sweatpants for the rest of eternity, a hot designer collaboration has arrived to up our shelter-in-place style. New Balance, the New England athletic brand known for hot dad shoes and non-hot dad shoes alike, is teaming up with Instagram-favorite brand Staud. The collection meets…

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As States Rush to Reopen, Scientists Fear a Coronavirus Comeback

Millions of working people and small-business owners who cannot earn money while sheltering at home are facing economic ruin. So dozens of states, seeking to ease the pain, are coming out of lockdown. Most have not met even minimal criteria for doing so safely, and some are reopening even as coronavirus cases rise, inviting disaster.…

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The Coziest Vegetable-and-Sausage Soup for Those Chilly May Days

Winter has not released its grip on us here in the Northeast, with cold, rainy days peppering the week even this late in May. And that means I’m still making big pots of hearty, warming soup, using all the odds and ends from the refrigerator and freezer. It’s a time-honored strategy that always produces the…

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When ‘Valley Girl’ (and Nicolas Cage) Shook Up Hollywood

Four shots of nude breasts. That’s what the producers of “Valley Girl” demanded of their potential director, Martha Coolidge. If she wanted the gig — overseeing what was set to be a low-budget, exploitative high-school romp that could lure teen boys like “Porky’s” did — she’d need to make sure the requisite skin appeared onscreen.…

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Three Weeks in April: An E.M.T. Crew Faces Exhaustion, Isolation and Death

After three years living in Nairobi, Kenya, working as a photojournalist throughout Africa and the Middle East, I decided I wanted to move home and pursue a career in public safety. I had always been interested in emergency medicine and was an emergency medical technician in college, so I got recertified and was hired by…

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A New Lease With More Space Than They Needed

Renata Certo-Ware and Tristan Graham, both 34, met in 2016, when she and her roommates at the time posted on Craigslist about an extra bedroom in their Philadelphia apartment for sublet. “Tristan answered the ad,” she said. “He came, had his backpack on, and my first words when he left were, ‘We’ll never see that…

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