Yes, You Can Go Sandboarding in the Namib Desert

Yes, You Can Go Sandboarding in the Namib Desert

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Why you should never wash your chicken

Why you should never wash your chicken

If you rinse your raw chicken before you cook it just to be safe, please stop. You’re just making things worse. Though there are plenty of families and home cooks who insist that step No. 1 when preparing any kind...
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Archives Reveal Touching Stories on the Life of Robert Indiana, the Man Who Invented “LOVE”

Archives Reveal Touching Stories on the Life of Robert Indiana, the Man Who Invented “LOVE”

“Robert Indiana was born in the state of the same name in 1928,” began a short biographical description handwritten by the artist for the catalog of his first solo exhibition at the Stable Gallery in 1962: “He studied in Chicago...
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The Issue on the Table: Is “Hamilton” Good For History?

The Issue on the Table: Is “Hamilton” Good For History?

Even if it hadn’t won big at the 2016 Tony Awards, Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Hamilton: An American Musical would remain a theatrical powerhouse and a fixture of contemporary American culture. It’s likewise been seen as a champion of U.S. history, inspiring...
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Songster Dom Flemons Brings Back the Melodies of the Black Cowboy

Songster Dom Flemons Brings Back the Melodies of the Black Cowboy

Whitewashed from cowboy movies and lore, the African-American contribution to the shaping of the American West was more significant than previously considered, down to tunes they sang, which were as familiar as “Home on the Range.” In researching songs tha...
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This Is How Hard It Is to Catch a 40-lb. Dogtooth With a Reel

This Is How Hard It Is to Catch a 40-lb. Dogtooth With a Reel

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A Brief History of America’s Appetite for Macaroni and Cheese

A Brief History of America’s Appetite for Macaroni and Cheese

Being a judge at a macaroni and cheese competition in San Francisco taught me a lot about American food. The competitors were mostly chefs, and the audience—the online tickets sold out in minutes—was soaking up the chance to be at...
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You’ll Never Guess What State Has 2018’s Top Wine Destination

You’ll Never Guess What State Has 2018’s Top Wine Destination

Napa, Sonoma, and New York’s Finger Lakes get a lot of attention when it comes to wine, but they aren’t the only places in the U.S. to get an amazing vintage. A study released Tuesday by RewardExpert analyzed millions of...
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This designer has a ‘gift’ for predicting royal wedding gowns, and she nailed Meghan Markle’s

This designer has a ‘gift’ for predicting royal wedding gowns, and she nailed Meghan Markle’s

When Meghan Markle emerged from the sleek, vintage Rolls Royce at the foot of the steps of St. George’s Chapel on her wedding day, many royal watchers were surprised by the style of her gown. But not Romona Keveza. Indeed,...
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Rarely Seen 19th-Century Silhouette of a Same-Sex Couple Living Together Goes On View

Rarely Seen 19th-Century Silhouette of a Same-Sex Couple Living Together Goes On View

Among the dozens of works on display in a new show at the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery is one that is possibly the first depiction of a same sex couple—the silhouettes of Sylvia Drake and Charity Bryant of Weybridge, Vermont,...
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