People Are Talking About ‘Travel Bubbles.’ But Could They Work?

Last week, Australia’s Prime Minister, Scott Morrison, said that he and Jacinda Ardern, the Prime Minister of New Zealand, were talking about creating a “travel bubble” that would let people move between their two countries, which have both made progress in containing the coronavirus. The move would benefit businesses and help the economies of both…

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Together Apart? How About Totally Losing It?

Sometimes the arguments take place on the street. More often, they appear to occur in a supermarket. One New Yorker, seemingly blasé about social distancing, gets too close. The other flashes a look of opprobrium or makes a snide comment. The situation escalates from there. That was how it happened for the novelist and essayist…

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Brooklinen Is Having a Rare Sale on Its Best-Selling Sheets

Brooklinen makes the best cotton sheets and some of the best linen sheets we’ve ever tested; They’re sturdy, cute, and most importantly, so comfy. Right now, Brooklinen is having a rare, site-wide sale to celebrate its fifth anniversary. The rules are pretty simple: Take 20% off any and every item on the site now through…

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Inside a NYC Hospital Coronavirus Unit During the Pandemic

There is little respite for the nurses working with coronavirus patients at N.Y.U. Langone Health. Inside the recently opened Kimmel Pavilion in Manhattan, hundreds of patients rest in rooms designed to minimize infection. When the nurses do take a break, a soundtrack of wailing sirens reminds them what lies ahead on their return. On March…

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Substitution City

Good morning. I’ve been writing no-recipe recipes for a long time now — narrative prompts for freestyle cooking, encouragements to engage creatively with ingredients. I used to do it weekly. But now a no-recipe recipe is, like, every recipe we have. With everyone out of this pantry item or that one, recipes have become mere…

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The Easiest Roast Chicken (and Even Easier Stock)

Even in pre-quarantine days, whenever I roasted a chicken, I always saved the bones for stock. I learned this from my mother, who thriftily guarded the bones not only from chickens and ducks, but from every pork chop, rack of lamb and beef roast to pass through our kitchen. (Not to mention mushroom stems, leek…

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House Hunting on Grenada: Caribbean Views for $2.5 Million

A Hillside Villa on the Island of Grenada $2.5 MILLION This Mediterranean-style villa, on a one-acre hillside lot sprinkled with tropical fruit trees, is situated on a narrow peninsula jutting from the southeastern coast of Grenada. The three-bedroom main house, built in 1995 and renovated in 2009, and its one-bedroom guesthouse, share a 30-foot dock…

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Coronavirus World Updates

Here’s what you need to know: ImageWalking on the sea front of Barcelona, Spain, this weekend.Credit…Samuel Aranda for The New York Times Pandemic forces a rethinking of summer plans and immunization programs. As global cases of the coronavirus soared past three million this week and the death toll grows, the pandemic has forced societies to…

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Coronavirus Live Updates: 100 Days and One Million Confirmed Infections in U.S.

Here’s what you need to know: ImageMaking their way through lower Manhattan this weekend.Credit…Victor J. Blue for The New York Times 100 days, one million confirmed infections, and a country transformed. It has been 100 days since a 35-year-old man presented to an urgent care clinic in Snohomish County, Wash., with a four-day history of…

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Their Met Gala, Their Way. You’re Invited.

This is the time of year when, in the normal course of 21st-century events, an army of stylists, makeup artists, florists, designers and celebrities would be about to descend on the Carlyle and Mark hotels in New York, clogging the elevators with garment bags bearing the hautest names: Christian Dior, Louis Vuitton, Bottega Veneta, Versace.…

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