Rites of Passage: The Other Talk

We sat at a dirty table covered in used napkins and crumbs, leftovers from the guests who dined before us. My father took a clean napkin, swept the trash away and sat silently. He didn’t often accompany me on trips to the mall — in fact, I can’t recall a time when he had before,…

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Unbuttoned: Rihanna and LVMH Make a Deal and, Possibly, History

Is Rihanna the Coco Chanel of the 21st century? Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton LVMH, the parent company of Dior, Givenchy and Fendi, apparently thinks so. It is in the midst of a deal to back her in a fashion brand, making her the first female designer of color at the largest luxury conglomerate in the…

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Medical News Today: How are psoriasis and HIV related?

Psoriasis is an inflammatory skin disorder that can sometimes affect people living with HIV. Psoriasis affects an estimated 1 to 3 percent of people with HIV. Psoriasis symptoms can present in the early or late stages of HIV. Both HIV and psoriasis respond to medications, although having both conditions together can make psoriasis treatment more…

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Rita Ora’s Collaboration With Giuseppe Zanotti Is Sole-Satisfying

Rita Ora doesn’t believe in a demarcation between on- and offstage life, at least when it comes to her theatrical fashion sense. So after Giuseppe Zanotti designed custom shoes for the 28-year-old’s last UK tour, Ora embarked on a collaboration with the designer, adapting her arena style for everyday wear. The capsule, which launched in…

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Rice Rolls, From Queens to Manhattan

Joe’s Steam Rice Roll, which has stands in Flushing, Queens, and Manhattan’s Chinatown, specializes in Cantonese-style cheong fun, broad rice noodles so thin that they’re nearly see-through, rolled around a choice of egg, meat and scattered vegetables.

Meanwhile: Radon Causes Cancer. These Tourists Drink It Up

Image Wendy MacNaughton is a graphic journalist based in San Francisco. You can find her via website and Instagram. More ‘Meanwhile’ Wendy MacNaughton’s illustrated column about the big implications of seemingly small things. What Goes Into a $4,500 Pair of Handmade Boots? They take months or even years to create. ‘I don’t even measure. I…

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Wait —: Wait — Is Qai Qai America’s Most Important Doll?

“Wait —” is a weekly newsletter in which Caity Weaver investigates an unanswered (and possibly unasked) question in the news and pop culture. See last week’s inaugural edition and sign up here to receive it in your inbox going forward. One spring evening in 1901, a doctor in Massachusetts laid a tuberculosis-stricken man on a…

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The N.F.L.’s Obesity Scourge

An insidious scourge that has nothing to do with head trauma is ravaging retired N.F.L. players. In the past few decades, the N.F.L.’s emphasis on the passing game and quarterback protection has led teams to stock their offensive and defensive lines with ever-larger men, many of them weighing well over 300 pounds. But their great…

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