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Miracle on Ice Is Still in a Class of Its Own

Sports

The Miracle on Ice Is a Sporting Moment That Still Has No Equal

Remembering the greatest upset in Olympic history, four decades later

Gun Metal Blue

Booze

How to Seriously Elevate Four Popular Mardi Gras Cocktails

At Porchlight, the Hand Grenade and Hurricane are reinvented as classy tipples

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Food & Drink

The 10 Best and Most Unexpected Old Bay Dishes Around the DMV

From beers to Benedicts to ice cream, these dishes all share the region's signature ingredient

The Kinney House

Travel

Five Frank Lloyd Wright Homes You Can Rent Near Chicago

Book a stay in a weekend designed by a master

The Berry Creek Falls

San Francisco

The 5 Best Winter Waterfall Hikes Around the Bay Area

Just check the water levels before you head out

By all means go to New Orleans for Mardi Gras. Just don't be this guy.

Travel

How to Avoid Being a Total Douche at Mardi Gras

Don't get arrested, know where to find a good bathroom and other bits of wisdom from locals

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Chicago

NBA All-Star Weekend Is a Networking Mecca

Off the court, players mingled with chefs, entrepreneurs and would-be investors at Chicago's coolest hangouts

Healthy Plant-Based Diet

Health & Fitness

How to Maintain a Plant-Based Diet That's Actually Healthy

In a world without meat, cookies, fries and pizza can reign supreme

Crispy Chicken Alla Parmigiana from Big Mamma (Big Mamma Group)

Cooking

How to Make a Devastating Chicken Parm, The Ultimate Date-Night Dish

Paris's Mamma Primi has one of the best recipes in the biz ... and now you do, too

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The World of "Uncut Gems"

Movies

How the Safdie Brothers and Adam Sandler Built a Contemporary Jewish Opus

In ‘Uncut Gems,’ a New York jeweler “wears stereotypes as a badge of honor — then barges right through them”

The Bets That Adam Sandler Places in "Uncut Gems" Are Pure Fantasy

Movies

The Bets That Adam Sandler Places in "Uncut Gems" Are Pure Fantasy

It's a very good film with some key logistical errors, a sports-gambling expert tells us

Diamond District NYC Uncut Gems

Food & Drink

Unsung Gems: A Tour of the Diamond District's Old-School Dining Scene

From falafel carts to the city's best Ukrainian restaurant, here's where to nosh in Howard Ratner's New York

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The 7 Best Airbnbs With Private Beach Access

Travel

The 7 Best Airbnbs With Private Beach Access

This is your Corona commercial moment

Charles Portis Was One of the Great American Novelists

Books

Beyond “True Grit”: The Literary Legacy of Charles Portis

Sometimes, a handful of books is all you need to speak volumes

Derrick Jones Jr. and his Miami Heat look to move up in the Eastern Conference after the All-Star break.

Sports

Derrick Jones Jr. Is More Than Just a Nasty Dunker

The Dunk Contest winner wants to win Defensive Player of the Year

James Harden Russell Westbrook

Sports

What's Next for the NBA's Most Fascinating Duo?

James Harden, Russell Westbrook and the great unknown

Luke Lorentzen embedded himself with the Ochoa family for nearly three years to capture the footage in "Midnight Family"

Movies

Meet the Vigilante, For-Profit Ambulances of Mexico City

In "Midnight Children," director Luke Lorentzen goes for the ride of his life

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Books

On Writing About the Environment in the Era of Climate Change

Three recent books offer a new framework for humanity in the current epoch

President Barack Obama alongside Bruce Springsteen waves to the crowd during a campaign stop in Madison, Wisconsin, on Monday, November 5, 2012. (Photo by Nikki Kahn/The Washington Post via Getty Images)

Arts & Entertainment

A Brief History of the Presidential Campaign Song

From Fleetwood Mac and Springsteen to ... more Springsteen

Products of the Week: Marshmallow Hard Seltzer, Versatile Mac Coats and More Flip Phones

Gear

Products of the Week: Marshmallow Hard Seltzer, Mac Coats and Flip Phones

The 8 best pieces of garb and gear that crossed our desks this week