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A business trying to make money off mansions full of TikTok influencers has gone public on the stock market through an unusual deal. It involves a former Chinese health care company, and if that sounds confusing, well, we can explain. Social media entrepreneurs have rushed to find ways to make money from stars on popular…

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Stress-Free Stews

Hello and welcome to Five Weeknight Dishes. My Thanksgiving menu is still far from finalized, which is out of character for me, and frankly I’m feeling a little unmoored. Generally I spend weeks thinking about it in an idle way, a pleasing diversion from whatever else I’m supposed to be doing. But this year —…

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Take a Trip to the Museum of Smells

Welcome. If your regular Thanksgiving plans have been put on hold this year, might I suggest watching Melissa Clark make an entire holiday meal for three using just one pot, one pan and one oven set to 400 degrees (in under three hours)? Her make-ahead gravy alone makes the prospect of cooking a small, low-key…

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Pfizer Applies for Emergency F.D.A. Approval for Covid-19 Vaccine

The drug maker Pfizer said on Friday that it had submitted an application to the Food and Drug Administration to authorize its coronavirus vaccine for emergency use, setting in motion an accelerated regulatory process that could allow the first Americans to get a vaccine by the middle of December. Pfizer and its German partner, BioNTech,…

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17 Recipes for a Small Thanksgiving Dinner

ImageCredit…Nik Sharma for The New York Times (Photography and Styling) Nik Sharma is an expert at playing with texture and flavor. In this dish, he invigorates simply roasted brussels sprouts with creamy labneh, quick-pickled shallots and date syrup — but you could swap in honey or maple syrup for a sweetness that balances it all…

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Bring the Apple Cider Doughnuts to You

Light and fluffy, bursting with tart cider flavor, and boasting an undeniable cinnamon-sugar aroma: Cider doughnuts are a fall staple at apple orchards and farm stands everywhere. But these sweet beauties are not just the stuff of day-trip dreams. They’re achievable at home with this flexible baked, not fried recipe that’s perfect as breakfast the…

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Love Letter: Swapping Roles With Grandma

By Charanna Alexander Many grandparents play an important role in the lives of their grandchildren and that is true for Rachael Cusick, the writer of this week’s Modern Love essay. Ms. Cusick was 6 when her mother died of cancer. Her 65-year-old grandmother quickly became a surrogate parent to her and her four siblings. Years…

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Gianni Bernardinello, Baker Who Fed Neighbors Amid Pandemic, Dies at 76

This obituary is part of a series about people who have died in the coronavirus pandemic. Read about others here. When the first wave of the coronavirus pandemic and its economic fallout came crashing down on the north of Italy in March, Gianni Bernardinello, a baker, started putting baskets full of bread, pizza and sweets…

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Audrey Pence, Daughter of Vice President, Marries

During the most painful and difficult days of Daniel Tomanelli’s life, he continued to take care of Audrey Pence. “He’s lying there in his hospital bed, asking me if I’m getting enough sleep,” said Ms. Pence, 26. “He’s asking me to go down to the gift shop and pick something out for myself. He was,…

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