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June 1, 2020

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Jaws

TV

The Best Movies, TV, Books and Music for June

Summer needs a blockbuster, so the definitive version of "Jaws" is here

The Ralph Lauren logo is a preppy icon

Menswear

How Ralph Lauren's Pony Became the Mascot for My Father's American Dream

In the '80s, Ralph Lauren led a wave of aspirational clothing. Now, “prep” is having an identity crisis.

Red Honda Monkey Bike motorcycle

Vehicles

You Should Spend Your COVID-19 Summer on a Honda Monkey Bike

Don’t listen to the haters. Get your motorcycle license, then hop on.

best beers of summer 2020

Booze

13 Summer Beers to Drink While Six Feet Away from Your Friends

Because you can still drink outside while social distancing

Your Most Common Menswear Questions, Answered

Style

All the Most Common Menswear Conundrums, Solved

Bruce Pask helps us answer everything from "Can I wear sneakers with a suit?" to pulling off denim on denim

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Food & Drink

Five Chefs Reveal Their Favorite Ingredients You Can Use at Home

Chefs including Michael Lomonaco and Nicholas Stefanelli weigh in with their top picks

How the Humble Beet Became a Pre-Workout Godsend

Health & Fitness

How the Humble Beet Became a Pre-Workout Godsend

If you're looking for a clean, healthy boost, it's hard to ... beat

The cover of Elliot Ackerman's new novel

Books

A Marine Embraces His Outsider Status With Latest Novel

Elliot Ackerman's "Red Dress in Black and White" echoes some recent developments in American politics

Daily Brief

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June 1, 2020

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LaMelo Ball drives to the basket

Sports

Presumptive No. 1 Pick LaMelo Ball Is Worth the Hype

Basketball's most divisive teenager is ready to take the Association by storm

June book

Books

6 Books You Should Be Reading This June

From cultural histories to irreverent fiction to a meditation on why humans love driving

Products of the Week: Twinkie Lattes, Cozy Slides and Monster Watches

Gear

Products of the Week: Twinkie Lattes, Cozy Slides and Monster Watches

The 9 best pieces of garb and gear that crossed our desks this week

The World Of Charles And Ray Eames

Books

How We Interact With Everyday Objects — and How COVID-19 Might Change That

Three writers explore the history of design and ponder the design of the future

A pastry and cup of espresso served at Interstellar in Los Angeles

Los Angeles

Five Excellent LA Restaurants That Opened in May, Somehow

Oaxacan tacos. Truffle butter BLTAs. Vampires. Let’s review.

Dacha is a beer garden in Washington DC

Washington DC

What Phase One of DC Reopening Means for You

From bars to barbershops, here are the services that can — and can’t — return

A cowboy picks up takeout food from a restaurant

Restaurants & Bars

Despite OK to Reopen, Some Restaurant Owners Want to Keep Austin Closed

Unclear guidelines and lax safety protocols have left the city's dining community divided

This Summer, Consider the Terry Cloth Polo

Menswear

This Summer, Consider the Terry Cloth Polo

Terry cloth — it's not just for towels!