What RuPaul Can’t Travel Without

The most famous drag queen in the world, RuPaul, has collected three Emmys for hosting the reality competition “RuPaul’s Drag Race,” and is a singer and author to boot. His latest book, “GuRu,” a collection of essays with a forward by Jane Fonda, was just published by Harper Collins. RuPaul Andre Charles and his husband,…

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Bites: In Toronto, a Restaurant Puts Mexican Cuisine on a Wood Fire

The salsas — all nine of them — arrived as a separate course at Quetzal, a new fine-dining Mexican spot in Toronto’s Little Italy neighborhood. Smearing each one on the freshly made tostadas revealed the sheer diversity of Mexico’s regions through their textures and tastes: smooth avocado, chunky roasted tomatillo, the earthy spectrum of dried…

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How Much Are You Willing to Pay for a Few Extra Inches of Legroom?

Economy seats, even for long-haul flights, are getting tighter than ever. As more airlines try to squeeze more passengers onto their planes — and then squeeze more money out of those passengers by charging for things that used to be free (like checked baggage and onboard snacks) — passengers are increasingly looking for, and willing…

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Modern Love: Keeping This Fluffy, Fragile Beast Alive

Ashley’s true love was a rabbit named Judy. We were midway through our coffees at the Java House when I mentioned I had never met the rabbit she so often talked about, and Ashley immediately bussed our mugs and hurried us to her apartment. She’d moved to town four months ago and still hadn’t unpacked.…

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F.D.A. Plans to Ban Most Flavored E-Cigarette Sales in Stores

WASHINGTON — The Food and Drug Administration plans to ban sales of most flavored e-cigarettes in retail stores and gas stations around the country, in an effort to reduce the popularity of vaping among young people. The agency also plans to require age-verification measures for online sales to try to ensure that minors are not…

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Australia Fare: What Sydney Can Learn About Dining From Another Sunny City

It is staggering how much has changed for Los Angeles over the past six years. When I moved there in 2012, the city’s reputation was still overwhelmingly based on lazy clichés: that its supposed cultural vapidity carried over into its restaurants; that its Hollywood artifice bled into the lives and onto the plates of its…

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Matter: Crossing From Asia, the First Americans Rushed Into the Unknown

Nearly 11,000 years ago, a man died in what is now Nevada. Wrapped in a rabbit-skin blanket and reed mats, he was buried in a place called Spirit Cave. Now scientists have recovered and analyzed his DNA, along with that of 70 other ancient people whose remains were discovered throughout the Americas. The findings lend…

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Things to Do in N.Y.C.: Share Your SoHo Recommendations

What’s the best spot in SoHo? The New York Times is compiling a list of the best things to see and do in New York, and we want to hear from readers about the places and spaces they love in SoHo. What are the best restaurants or bars? Tell us about a gallery or boutique…

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Things to Do in N.Y.C.: Share Your Harlem Recommendations

What’s the best spot in Harlem? The New York Times is compiling the best things to see and do in New York, and we want to hear from readers about the spaces they love in Harlem. Where are the best restaurants or bars? Tell us about the museum, park or store you frequent. Describe the…

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The Pour: A New Golden Age for Cider Production in New York

WURTSBORO, N.Y. — Two hundred years ago, when the Catskill region was among the cider-making centers of the adolescent United States, more than 14,000 varieties of apples had been identified growing in the Northeast. But by the mid-20th century, that number had dwindled into the double digits. And in 2008, when Andy Crown Brennan and…

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