Sonny Barger, Face of the Hells Angels, Dies at 83

He cultivated the motorcycle club’s outlaw image and was a pivotal figure in its emergence as an emblem of West Coast rebellion in the 1960s.

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Chinatown Civic Groups Seek Reinvention, With Neighborhood’s Future at Stake

The groups have held back gentrification in an area surrounded by development. The future of one of Manhattan’s few working-class neighborhoods is at stake.

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Lawsuit Accusing Boy Scouts of Muddling the Girl Scouts Brand Is Dismissed

A judge ruled that the Boy Scouts could describe its activities as “scouting” without reference to gender and that “there are no issues to be tried.”

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Friends With Benefits: The Social Club That Runs On Crypto and Vibes

Friends With Benefits is a V.I.P. lounge for crypto’s creative class. Is it empty hype or the future of friendship?

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Finding Community Through Running

Training for a race can be all about getting to the finish line. But for many runners, it’s about much more.

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After a Year of ‘Rampant’ Cheating, Elite Bridge Tries to Clean Up

As the pandemic forced most players online, the problem of cheating consumed the game’s highest levels. Top players say a tight-lipped culture is finally changing.

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China’s Scripted Homicides Become a Popular Pastime

“Scripted homicide” clubs have opened around the country as young people look for ways to escape and connect. Naturally, the government has questions.

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So You’re Thinking About Joining a Wine Club …

Media outlets, retailers, importers and restaurants all want your business. Here’s a hint: Look for transparency, real wineries and customer service.

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Meme Stocks, Bias in A.I. and Instagram Book Clubs: The Week in Narrated Articles

Five articles from around The Times, narrated just for you.

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The Missing Hours: 7 Students on Losing a Year of After-School Activities

No football, no dance, no Y.M.C.A.

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Glimpses of an Ancient Fire-Walking Ritual in Northern Greece

Each May in the small Greek village of Lagadas, a group of celebrants upholds a three-day tradition that incorporates a range of age-old rites.

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Queens Republicans Under Fire for ‘Covid Conga Line’ Holiday Party

Footage of revelers dancing without masks at a Republican club’s event has led to an investigation of the venue, a popular Italian restaurant.

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A Glitch in Trump’s Plan to Live at Mar-a-Lago: A Pact He Signed Says He Can’t

Neighbors of the president say he has violated the 1993 agreement he made with Palm Beach that allowed him to convert a private residence into a moneymaking club.

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Young Republicans Stage Secret Gala, Ignoring Virus Concerns

At least 65 guests were expected at the New York group’s annual event, but its location was being kept secret because of fears of “violent left-wing attacks.”

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A Club That Sharpens Our Craft

Eight years ago, a group of Times journalists began meeting to discuss works they admired. Now you can watch a session, too.

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Black Book Clubs, From Oprah to Noname

Noname and other Black thought leaders have taken what Oprah built and made something new.

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Hells Angels Accused in Brazen Killing of Leader of Rival Biker Gang

The execution was retribution for an earlier attack on the Hells Angels headquarters in the Bronx, a law enforcement official said.

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Test Drive: The 2021 Porsche 911 Turbo

Put through its paces on a motor club’s racetrack, the 2021 Porsche 911 Turbo S growls with a gaudy 640 horsepower and handling that lets even amateur drivers feel like superheroes.

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Bridge Was Their Passion. Then People Started to Die.

A bridge club was a social draw for scores of older Coloradans. Now, with four members dead from the virus, its future is unclear.

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