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Haunting Photos Show the Gritty Side of 1970s Tokyo

Arts & Entertainment

Haunting Photos Show the Gritty Side of 1970s Tokyo

Images from Greg Girard's "Tokyo-Yokosuka 1976-1983"

Wide receiver Tyreek Hill of the Kansas City Chiefs in 2018. (Nick Cammett/Diamond Images/Getty)

Sports

Tyreek Hill Ruling Shows NFL’s Discipline Policy Is Still a Joke

It seems “more probable than not” Hill was involved with his son's broken arm

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Style

It's Time You Started Buying Hemp, the Superior Casualwear Material

Once a casualty of the War on Drugs, hemp is finally legal — and flourishing

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Travel

The Concierge's Guide to Newport, One of America's Greatest Summer Playgrounds

A Gurney's Newport concierge on clam cakes, pygmy goats and ocean walks

The Odeon on a rainy night. (Photo by mark peterson/Corbis via Getty Images)

Food & Drink

A Night at Downtown Manhattan’s Iconic Neon-Drenched Bistro

The Odeon is as good today as it was when Basquiat and Jay McInerney ate there

(Photo by Nicole Harnishfeger-Pool/Getty Images)

News & Opinion

Kevin Spacey Case Dropped: Here’s What We Know

Throwing out the sexual assault charge hardly clears the actor's name

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Los Angeles

Laguna Beach Is Cool Again, and Possibly the Best Beach Weekend in SoCal

Your digs? A recently renovated motor lodge straight out of Mad Men.

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Summer Reading List

Books

The 25 Best Books of the First Half of 2019

Italian noir! Music biographies! Harper Lee! Satire! 2019 has had it all and it isn't even close to done.

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Books

Revisiting Roughhouse, Alaska's Underground Boxing League

Jaed Coffin takes us to the rented halls and barrooms of a place — and an era — frozen in time

(Joan LeMay for InsideHook)

Books

Why Florida Is Always the Center of Conversation

Kristen Arnett's debut novel, "Mostly Dead Things," is the latest book that's getting us to reconsider the Sunshine State

(Leah Odze Epstein for InsideHook)

Books

A Must-Read, New Spin on All the Sad Dead Literary Men

"Fleishman is in Trouble" is a modern response to the male-penned, mid-century, mid-life crisis novel perfected by Philip Roth

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Booze

The Whiskey Rebellion Trail Is the Best American History Class, Uh, Ever

A craft booze-inspired tour highlights the country’s first civil unrest, from back in 1791

Untermyer Garens is throwing a lavish summer soiree

Culture

NYC’s Secret-est Garden Is Throwing a Decadent Summer Bash

Gussy up for a party in a lush oasis with a dark, dark past

Tom Miller's "Seeking Chicago" explores the city's rich architectural legacy

Culture

Chicago’s 5 Most Underrated Architectural Landmarks

Tom Miller’s latest book documents the usual suspects — but also the unusual ones

Rent the Backyard's sustainable units are powered by NODE

San Francisco

This Startup Will Build a Studio in Your Backyard, Then Rent It

‘Rent Your Backyard’ is the perfect symbol of the Bay Area housing crunch

Megan Thee Stallion performs on stage during the Hot 97 Summer Jam 2019 at MetLife Stadium

Internet

What the Hell Is Hot Girl Summer?

A young person explains summer's hottest meme

Classic Scotch & Soda by Shawn Chen at RedFarm, NYC

Booze

Highballs Are the Only Great Summer Whisky Cocktails

Apologies to the Old-Fashioned and Manhattan, which belong to the colder months

What’s the Healthiest Energy Bar? We Asked a Nutritionist.

Health & Fitness

Energy Bars, Ranked by the Healthiness of Their Ingredients

How do KIND Bars, Rxbars, Clif Bars and more stack up?