Cook With Confidence

Good morning. Took a drive with a kid and a dog on Sunday morning, out to where the people drop away and the oystercatchers skim the shoreline, to where it’s quiet but for wind through the spartina, and the slap of the bay against the peat. We walked in companionable silence. I thought about how…

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Shopping for Dining Chairs

With more people spending more time at home these days, dining chairs are getting a workout — as seating for meals, but also as improvised places to sit while working or home schooling. In the face of such a multiplicity of demands, durability and comfort are at least as important as style. “Most people don’t…

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As State Pleas Mount, Trump Outlines Some Federal Action; Senate Democrats Block Stimulus Package

Here’s what you need to know: ImageSenator Chuck Schumer speaking to reporters at the Capitol on Sunday.Credit…Erin Scott for The New York Times Senate Democrats block action on a trillion-dollar stimulus plan. Senate Democrats on Sunday blocked action on an emerging deal to prop up an economy devastated by the coronavirus pandemic, paralyzing the progress…

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