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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

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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

A Definitive Guide to Reclining Your Seat on an Airplane

Travel

A Definitive Guide to Reclining Your Seat on an Airplane

The surprising consensus among travel and etiquette experts

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February 17, 2020 February 16, 2020 February 15, 2020

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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Broker fees have been a topic of hot debate since new legislation came into effect last week

New York

The New Rules Around Broker Fees in New York, Explained

No, you cannot retroactively reclaim the one you already paid

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Tech

To Understand Elon Musk, Get to Know His Mother

Maye Musk's new memoir offers a revealing glimpse of her billionaire son's unconventional upbringing

Crush

Relationships

When Did Having a Crush Get So Morbid?

How a form of adolescent infatuation became an expression of postmodern angst

George Town, Malaysia - March 22, 2016: Hands of the senior man cooking kway teow noodles in asian wok at the Kimberly Street Food Night Market on March 22, 2016 in George Town, Penang, Malaysia. (Getty Images)

Travel

Is Penang Island the Best Food Destination You’ve Never Heard Of?

Just off the coast of mainland Malaysia lies a street-food paradise with a complex political history

Kobe Bryant and LeBron James

Sports

How Kobe Bryant Altered LeBron James's Career at the 2012 All-Star Game

On the enduring legacy of "Just shoot the f*cking ball"

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TV

Has Larry David Finally Missed the Mark?

On the new season of “Curb,” David’s disdain for social taboos goes a step too far

Noah Clothing Drops Their Spring/Summer 2020 Collection

Style

Noah Clothing Drops Their Spring/Summer 2020 Collection

The brand has upped their commitment to creating sustainable clothing

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Health & Fitness

Would You Pay $25K for a Gym That Makes You 10 Years Younger?

In LA, a new breed of fitness center is taking an all-inclusive approach to health and wellness