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Night at the Fiestas...
When writer Kirstin Valdez Quade talks about her New Mexican roots, it's not just her own childhood, growing up in the region, that she means — it's a connection much deeper than that."My family has...
Missy Mazzoli...
Vespers, the name for the sunset evening music and prayer services in Roman Catholic, Orthodox and Lutheran churches, are traditionally solemn occasions for reflection and praise. But Brooklyn-based...
The Wassail cider bar, which recently opened in New York City, offers a doze...
There's a new bar in New York City devoted to the fastest-growing alcoholic beverage in America. But don't expect a list heavy on craft beer or bourbon.Wassail is a cider bar."You can see the color,...
Oklahoma's Buddy Hield, right, and Denzel Valentine of Michigan State played...
About 25 years ago, John Bovery started a modest football pool out of his home in New Jersey. It had 57 participants, all friends and co-workers.But thanks to word of mouth — and the multiplying...
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