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The Hollywood Foreign Press Association's Lack of Black Members Isn't Funny

Tina Fey and Amy Poehler tore into the HFPA's racism in their Golden Globes monologue, but it's not a laughing matter


Products of the Week: Off-White Alarm Clocks, “Popcorn” Nikes and a New YETI Colorway

The 12 best pieces of garb and gear that crossed our desks this week


How Did Birkenstock Become a Luxury Brand?

The purveyor of "ugly" sandals joins the LVMH family

Los Angeles

How 8 LA Restaurants Are Bringing the Fine Dining Experience Into Your Home

Including the new spot that doesn’t even have a dining room — and never will

San Francisco

Seven Ways to Pay Tribute to Legendary San Franciscan Lawrence Ferlinghetti

How to fight off the “dot-commies and the whole computer consciousness”

Washington DC

How to Fish the Chesapeake Responsibly, Before It’s Ruined for Everyone

As recreational fishing explodes in popularity, the limits of the nation's foremost estuary are being stretched

Restaurants & Bars

Can the Automat Restaurant Finally Make a Successful Return in the Age of COVID?

A restaurant without any visible employees or required human contact? Bring it on.

Home & Design

The Best Alarm Clocks for Keeping Your Phone Out of the Bedroom

From Braun, Shinola and others, these seven timepieces will help you practice better sleep hygiene


Can the Chicago Suburbs Become a Fine Dining Destination Once Again?

Chefs from Winnetka to St. Charles discuss the challenges and of business beyond the big city

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The Dumb Internet Feud Between Gen Z and Millennials, Explained by a Gen-Zer

Side parts, laughing emojis and skinny jeans are the source of the latest highly pointless intergenerational debate


So You Want to Be a More “Sustainable” Shopper?

You know fast fashion is bad. Here’s what you can actually do about it.

Health & Fitness

Will Drinking Magnesium Help You Fall Asleep Faster?

The mineral might be able to cure your "coronasomnia"


Julien Baker’s New Album Is Exactly What We Need to Hear at This Stage of Quarantine

"Little Oblivions" is a reminder that we can be honest with ourselves about our flaws without beating ourselves up over them


Review: Benriach Is Challenging Your Ideas of Peated Whisky

Time and cask selection reshape the smoke in these new 21, 25 and 30 Year expressions


Get to Know The Lucas Bros., the Comedy Duo Behind the Year’s Best Drama

Kenny and Keith Lucas are best known for their stand-up, but they're earning Oscar buzz for "Judas and the Black Messiah"


Do We Have a Right to Be Mad About John Mayer’s Britney Spears Comments?

Mayer's own questionable history with famous women makes his apparent breakthrough ring a bit hollow


How Did Costco’s Kirkland White T-Shirt Become a Cult Favorite?

At $20 for a pack of six, they have no business being this good


Are Crossword Puzzles the Key to Saving Print Media?

Online games are the new frontier of old media, but that didn’t stop "The New Yorker" from introducing a print-edition crossword