Immerse Yourself in Indigenous Culture

Cultural attractions like theaters and museums took a hit during the pandemic. But for those interested in heritage tourism or Indigenous culture in the United States, immersing yourself can be done safely and simply, outside. With a focus on the outdoors or open-air experiences, these eight parks, heritage centers and exhibits offer fresh opportunities to…

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He Said (I Do), She Said (I Do)

When Nick Cugini received a Facebook friend request from Stacey Chen, he was intrigued, and a little amused. The two, who were then teenagers, had met for the first time at the Tournament of Champions, a top-tier debate competition for high school students at Northwestern University. Mr. Cugini, now 30, was a relative newcomer to…

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His Song Got Her Attention

Mary Alexandra Kougeas Crowley perked up her ears when Justin Warren Douds sang “I’m just a bachelor. I’m looking for a partner” the winter of 2014 at a karaoke league competition at a Washington bar. Neither, though, was looking for a partner at the time. “I sang Magic Mike’s ‘Pony,’ but I didn’t do the…

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Side by Side at Work, and Now in Life

Bria Schirripa can easily rattle off many of Michael Buccarelli’s admirable qualities. “He’s extremely loyal, very family-oriented and has a really fun side to him,” said Ms. Schirripa, 29, who met Mr. Buccarelli, 32, in March 2016, when they began working in side-by-side cubicles at First Data Corporation, a financial services firm in Jersey City,…

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