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Here’s what post-pandemic travel might look like

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Here’s what post-pandemic travel might look like

As vaccination rates increase and people venture out of quarantine, here’s how travel has changed in the era of Covid-19 and what to expect on vacation in 2021 and beyond.

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Today’s Special: 100 Up and Coming Chefs

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Today’s Special: 100 Up and Coming Chefs

Twenty iconic chefs pick the next chefs to watch and divulge where they like to eat.

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Romancing Outdoor Dining with Mongolian yurts

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Romancing Outdoor Dining with Mongolian yurts

Restaurants turn to exotic Mongolian yurts as another way to promote outdoor dining.

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Celebrity Chef Marcus Samuelsson Gives His Compatriots the Respect They Deserve

The Rise: Black Cooks and the Soul of American Food

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Celebrity Chef Marcus Samuelsson Gives His Compatriots the Respect They Deserve

An informative book on the history of black food and the diversity of black chefs working today.

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Ottolenghi: The Accidental Vegetarian

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Ottolenghi: The Accidental Vegetarian

The Israeli/British chef has a new book Flavors which can help take the place of a trip to visit one of his London restaurants.

Ottolenghi: The Accidental Vegetarian

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Art for All at New Jersey’s Grounds for Sculpture

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Art for All at New Jersey’s Grounds for Sculpture

Published in Side of Culture: A great day trip from NYC or Philadelphia, the beautifully landscaped 42 acres of the Grounds for Sculpture (GFS) provide an inviting setting year-round for almost 300 contemporary sculptures. The sculpture park was the vision of founder and artist Seward Johnson, who died in 2020. He wanted to present contemporary sculpture in a non-intimidating setting that could nurture everyone’s creativity. The works range from Seward Johnson’s hyper-realist sculptures, some based on Impressionist paintings, to abstract works by Bruce Beasley, among others: there’s something for everyone.

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What’s Happening in… LGBTQ Columbus, Ohio

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What’s Happening in… LGBTQ Columbus, Ohio

The city of scarlet and gray, the colors of their beloved The Ohio State University, brings a pop of rainbow to the American Midwest.

Columbus is a young city with an entrepreneurial spirit. According to the U.S. Census Bureau findings released in 2019, Columbus was the only Midwestern city to make the Top 15 Fastest Growing Cities list. The result has brought a revitalization of neighborhoods, a renaissance of culture, and a reinhabiting of the city center.

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Art in Nature: Storm King Art Center at 60

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Art in Nature: Storm King Art Center at 60

Side of Culture: A 500-acre, open-air sculpture park in New York’s Hudson Valley, Storm King Art Center is celebrating its 60th anniversary when its vision of supporting artists, art, and nature seems more relevant and urgent than ever. It has become famous internationally as a beautiful, ever-changing natural showcase for work by distinguished contemporary artists including Mark di Suvero and Maya Lin.

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10 Historic Sites You Absolutely Must See in Philadelphia

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10 Historic Sites You Absolutely Must See in Philadelphia

Fodors.com: The City of Brotherly Love has more outstanding historic places (let alone the Rocky steps and statue, which don’t count here!) than Benjamin Franklin had aphorisms. Don’t-miss icons like Independence Hall recall the city’s role in the American Revolution. But you’ll get a fuller sense of Philly if you also see notable places that tell other stories, whether it’s Eastern State Penitentiary or Mother Bethel AME Church.

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Reopening New Jersey’s Historic Greenwood Gardens

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Reopening New Jersey’s Historic Greenwood Gardens

In September, historic Greenwood Gardens in Short Hills, New Jersey, reopened after a planned, yearlong closure to revitalize this serene, 28-acre public garden surrounded by hills and preserved parkland. Major renovations include extensive new landscaping and the rebuilding of beautiful fountains. All will help visitors appreciate the unique setting of this family garden dating to the early 20th century.

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