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You never realize how accustomed your eye grows to a familiar variety of human species in a particular place, including that place’s indigenous freaks and weirdos, until a bizarre specimen…
The art of urine in the age of fulfillment
The entrance to Castle Garden was blocked up with vehicles, peddlers of cheap cigars, apple stands, and runners from the boarding houses and intelligence offices that abound in the neighborhood…
What does it mean to be Latino?
From a study titled “Modelling the maximal active consumption rate and its plasticity in humans—perspectives from hot dog eating competitions,” which was published last summer in Royal Society Biology Letters.…
From House of Sticks, a memoir, which will be published this month by Scribner. Seven o’clock on a Saturday morning, a few years after my family left Vietnam for Ridgewood,…
Self-storage and the dream of infinite space
Giving birth as a black woman in America
Keeping the Bronx fed in the midst of a pandemic
How Wall Street enabled a global financial scandal
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