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The New York Times

Why Is Asian Salad Still on the Menu?

In the weird cultural geography of the casual-restaurant menu, half-century-old jokes about Asians and long-discarded terminology jostle up against chicken tenders and nacho plates.

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California Sunday

The Break

Female big-wave surfers prepare to compete on Mavericks’ fifty-foot waves for the first time.

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Pacific Standard

The Last Gasp

The world of competitive freediving is pushing athletes to more extreme depths — where collapsed lungs, ruptured eardrums, and even death can claim them.

The Aging Advantage

At 91, Barbara Beskind is three times the age of most of her colleagues at the global design firm IDEO, but age can be more than just a number in the workplace.

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San Francisco

Trick Your Brain and Smile

The hardest story I’ve ever written. When an artist of optimism is cruelly taken away, what remains of her message?

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The Atlantic

Noisy Old People

Grandmothers are creating a ruckus in China’s public spaces.

The Extraordinary Future of Shoes

They’re a little like cars in that sense, except we can buy a whole lot more of them, so we can change that identity from one day to the next.

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Pixel Pusher

An 8-bit-centric worldview inspires an Austin-based artist.

Phone Bank

EcoATMs spit out cash for retired cells.

The Boston Globe

Now Enrolling: Cocktail Flight School

I didn’t visit Lance Winters, the master distiller at St. George Spirits, with the expectation of going on a stroll through the redwoods.


The birthplace of bohemia and a certain inimitable street style, Berlin is best seen on foot.

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Conde Nast Traveller

Zoned In: San Francisco

With its quirky boutiques, feel-good food, surfer scene, and lively artists’ community, the seaside neighborhood of Outer Sunset is one of the most laid-back parts of the city.

San Francisco Room Service

Heading for California? Bonnie Tsui suggests four top hotels in the City by the Bay.

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King Kauai

Lush greenery, volcanoes, and an endless supply of hidden beaches.

Southern Comfort

What you need: a great deal on a tropical vacation.

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O the Oprah Magazine

Ebb and Flow

I felt a sense of calm I hadn’t experienced since I’d suffered a miscarriage, on the morning of my 35th birthday.

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Travel + Leisure

Canton Revisited

The freewheeling port city of Guangzhou may be the heart of modern China, but for Bonnie Tsui, it’s also a window into her family’s past.

My Chinatown

Whenever she travels, Bonnie Tsui seeks out the one neighborhood where she feels most at home.

Tasmania Bound

Lured by rain-forest oases, deserted white-sand beaches — and the open road — Bonnie Tsui encounters the natural wonders of Australia’s heart-shaped world.

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Inside the World of Alessi

Hidden away in northern Italy’s lake district, the design factory has influenced the look of American kitchens for decades.

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Outrageous Fortune

For five decades the fortune cookie, a true immigrant success story, has been the crunchy, cryptic completion to any Chinese-American restaurant meal.

Mother Jones

The Ex-Lax Fish

Once a rare catch, escolar came on the scene in the past few decades after fishing vessels began using deeper-water longlines to catch tuna and swordfish.


A Better Kind of Offset

The emerging market for biodiversity offsets aims to curb — and reverse — our impact on the planet.

National Geographic Adventure

Canada’s Zootopia

Great Bear is a challenging place to paddle, but the rewards are clear from day one.

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The Trapeze Revival

The aristocrat of circus acts emerges as the most graceful adrenaline-infused activity of the 21st century.

Urban Access: Scuba

Dive headlong into the waters nearest you””yes, even in New York.