“What Movies and Shows With Gay Characters Have Meant to Me”

“It’s been really interesting for me as a gay Asian man to finally live in a society that has blockbuster hits with queer characters,” food writer (and CoJ contributor) Eric Kim tells me on the phone. We are chatting about LGBTQ representation in media, which is at an all-time high. “They’re teen dramas about normal…

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Four Great Things

McSweeney’s list How to Give Directions Like My Dad: “Notice your audience’s tires ‘could use a little air.’” “Ask whether your audience is getting regular oil changes.” “Ask whether your audience likes it up there in the city.” Haha, nailed it. Don’t you love summery pasta with fresh vegetables? Here is Jenny Rosenstrach’s take, and…

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This Healthy Potato Salad Recipe I Love Makes Mealtime Easy

Potato salad had zero appeal to me growing up. It was usually sitting under the sweltering sun looking a sad shade of yellow and oddly slimy. It wasn’t until I went to Paris and had boiled potatoes, dressed in a shallot and lemon vinaigrette and topped with fresh herbs, that I took notice of this…

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The Best Way to Rent Cars in NYC (and Everywhere!)

My kids have always loved rental cars. (Toby has even made photo books.) Through the years, we have tried out all the different agencies around the country, and Turo has become, far and away, our #1 pick for renting cars. Anton spotting the Camaro convertible we rented. Turo is the world’s largest car-sharing marketplace —…

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The Magical 10-Year Plan

When I was a teenager, I’d go to bed thinking about the future in so much detail that it felt like a hallucination. I’d picture walking down a sidewalk between skyscrapers, hearing taxis honk and smelling fried onions from a food truck. The dream would blur and change. Then I’d be walking through a field…

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These Shorts from Target are a No-brainer

Great, dressier summer style at an attractive price. There’s a venn diagram for shorts. Shorts are either budget-friendly, or, they have more refined details that allow them to be worn in elevated or more dressed up outfits. But these shorts from Target’s Goodfellow & Co. houseline land right in a very narrow sliver in the…

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I Transformed the Front Patio in 4 Hours and It Looks Amazing

We purchased this house because there were never-ending projects. But every so often, I need to remind myself that I don’t have to do them. House projects do not have to be huge, daunting, or BIG to be a success. I can spend an afternoon designing a temporary spot—say a front patio transformation—only meant to…

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Have a Restful Weekend.

How are you feeling today? Oh my gosh, what to say? I hope you’re hanging in there, after the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade. Sending a hug to anyone who needs one, and please consider joining us in donating to abortion funds. Take gentle care of yourselves this weekend, and if you’re in a…

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10 Things That Caught Our Attention on the Internet in June

On the last Friday of June, we’re taking a look back at some of the things that captured our team’s attention on the internet this month. Below you’ll find colorful home tours, ways to improve your sun protection habits, helpful reminders to give yourself a little grace, and more. In case you missed them, we’re…

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