Drink a Pint, Waste Less Food

In all his years in the beer industry, Keith McAvoy had never taken much professional interest in Coco Pops. From time to time, Mr. McAvoy, who runs the craft brewery Seven Brothers in Manchester, England, would raid his children’s supply of the chocolate-flavored breakfast cereal for “a cheeky bowl” or two — though only, he…

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When Santa Goes on Vacation

SURFACING Meet the Santas and Mrs. Clauses who live every day like it’s Christmas — even in July. Text by Aaron Reiss Photographs by Chris Maggio Image Santa Jim Lunn and his wife Annette take it easy on the top deck.CreditChris Maggio for The New York Times During the Christmas season, Santa may circle the…

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The Legend of Moe’s Books

Moe Moskowitz, the co-founder of Moe’s Books in Berkeley, was known for a lot of things: his omnipresent cigars; his appalling dancing (sometimes to Cab Calloway on the store’s turntable); his political activism; and especially the way he held court at the cash register, riffing like Jackie Mason at a Friars Club podium. The more…

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