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Los Angeles

Exploring the Magical World of Shyama Golden in DTLA

Plus, neighborhood picks from the up-and-coming artist

Washington DC

DC’s New “Gift Shop” Is a Stylish Incubator for Black-Owned Brands

Marketing guru Gary Williams wanted a better way to find underrepresented makers — so he built it himself

Shoes

Huckberry x Chaco Teamed Up for the Perfect Summer Sandals

Inspired by one of the desert's most resilient plants, the agave

Texas

The 6 Components of the Ideal Texas Barbecue, According to Chef Tim Love

The Fort Worth native and prodigious restaurateur names his six essential dishes

Health & Fitness

So Is the Handshake Gonna Die or What?

The greeting has lasted since antiquity, but it packs a minefield of bacteria. What do we do?

Travel

The 10 Best, Safest US States for Summer Travel in 2021

We looked at vaccination rates, park acreage, population density and more to rate each state’s readiness to begin hosting tourists

Chicago

What Goes on at a Southern Wisconsin Sex Party?

We want our sex parties to be refined and glamorous. But it's not always like that.

Advice

Boys, You Need to Burn Your Navy Blue Bed Sheets

How navy blue sheets became a clear signifier of a certain type of behavior

Music

St. Vincent Should Have Left Her “Daddy” Out of It

On the '70s-inspired "Daddy's Home," Annie Clark gets personal. But was it the right move?

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Texas

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Music

Paul Weller on the Making of “Fat Pop, Volume 1”

The Modfather tells us what it was like working with his daughter on his new album

Sex & Dating

Review: Can This Climax Control Spray Help You Last Longer in Bed?

The product promises to extend your sex sessions by delaying orgasm. We tried it out to see for ourselves.

Vehicles

There’s Never Been a Better Time to Ditch Your Car for a Bike

Gas shortages, fuel prices, climate change and the pandemic resurgence all make the case for permanent pedal power

Style

What's the Significance of Kerby Jean-Raymond of Pyer Moss Showing at Paris Couture Week?

The designer will be the first Black American to show at the storied event

Food & Drink

Do the New Frank’s Red Hot Goldfish Live Up to the Hype?

The limited-edition crackers are available starting this month while supplies last

Advice

Will Unwanted Hugging Finally Die Off After the Pandemic?

It's time for unsolicited, non-consensual hugs to become a thing of the past

Sports

Tom Brady’s Throwing Coach Thinks Cam Newton Can Still Succeed With Patriots

Tom House, who has more than 20 NFL QBs as clients, says there is hope for Newton after a dismal 2020 season with New England

Sports

Uni Watch: A Definitive Ranking of All 31 NHL Uniform Sets

Mirror, mirror on the wall, who dons the finest sweaters of them all?