Books + Beach Towels for Summer 2019

Dynamic duos for the ideal summer day off

Winter provides the pleasure of reading a book while enveloped in a cozy blanket, but the warmer months grant us time to read under the sun. Whether at the beach or pool, in a backyard, on a rooftop or simply a slice of ground at a park, a book and towel is all that’s needed—and we here we’ve rounded up a few of our favorites. …

Seven New Cookbooks For Spring and Summer

From the perfect steak to cannabis-infused snacks, plenty of dishes for culinary adventures this season

Whether firing up the backyard grill or heading out on a picnic, the warmer weather offers up countless reasons to dive back into cooking. And, as we collectively crawl out of hibernation, new cookbooks are appearing too. From bite-sized cannabis-infused party treats to inventive breakfasts, contemporary takes on traditional cuisines, and lessons on how to prepare the perfect steak, these seven titles offer diverse and …

Summer Songs Find Popularity in Diversity

There are endless “Summer Hits” playlists and oftentimes their decade—or specific year—of release can be pinned down without even checking the title. As with the Backstreet Boys and Britney—there is a similar, or familiar, sound. But, in a new interactive guide from the New York Times, hope for diversity in popular hits returns. Songs like Drake’s “Nice For What” or Cardi B’s “I Like It,” …