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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All Your Favorite Bag Brands Are Doubling Down on This Micro Trend

If It Textures on It Bags were a thing, embossed croc would be it. And lately, all your favorite indie brands like Staud, By Far, Wandler, and more are making it look expensive—without costing you all the money. Cut in ladylike micro styles and modern shapes, it’s safe to say you don’t own anything like…

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Does Cannabis Use Cause Schizophrenia?

Nearly a century after the film “Reefer Madness” alarmed the nation, some policymakers and doctors are again becoming concerned about the dangers of marijuana, although the reefers are long gone. Experts now distinguish between the “new cannabis” — legal, highly potent, available in tabs, edibles and vapes — and the old version, a far milder…

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The Pour: Great Retsina, an Oxymoron No More

Anyone who has traveled to Greece or even eaten at a Greek restaurant in the United States may have received well-meaning advice from wine-loving friends: Don’t drink the retsina. On the face of it, the warning makes sense. The flavor of retsina, a wine infused with the resin of Aleppo pine trees, has often been…

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