Clicking Back Into Each Other’s Lives

Maxwell Sugerman treasures Maria Lopez, whom he met after investing $4 on a dating app, Coffee Meets Bagel, in August 2017. “She’s as down to earth as she is gorgeous,” said Mr. Sugerman, who is studying for an M.B.A. at Pace University in Manhattan. Ms. Lopez, 29, an art teacher at Dream Charter School, also…

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Modern Love: Junk Food Was Our Love Language

It’s autumn again, the eighth since my father died, and I’m craving chicken nuggets. When the pandemic began, I craved foods that happened to feel more virtuous. I was a frequent takeout customer at local San Francisco restaurants in economic peril: beef noodle soup from a mom-and-pop on Irving, refried beans from a taqueria on…

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Dr. Mary Fowkes, 66, Dies; Helped Science Understand the Pandemic

Dr. Mary Fowkes, a neuropathologist at Mount Sinai Hospital in Manhattan whose autopsies of Covid-19 victims early in the pandemic discovered serious damage in multiple organs — a finding that led to the successful use of higher doses of blood thinners to treat patients — died on Nov. 15 at her home in Katonah, N.Y.,…

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Military’s Role in Vaccine to Be Strictly Behind the Scenes

WASHINGTON — When President Trump talks about efforts to deliver the coronavirus vaccine to millions of Americans eager to return to their normal lives, he often says he is “counting on the military” to get it done. Mr. Trump has given the impression that troops would be packing up vials, transporting them from factories to…

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Crisscrossing the Country on Highways Big and Small

THE NATIONAL ROAD: Dispatches From a Changing AmericaBy Tom Zoellner The Great American Story is a travelogue. Huck and Jim drifting south on the big river, Paul Bunyan hacking his way through the North Woods, Chuck Berry’s Odyssean trek to the California “promised land” via bus and train and jumbo jet, Thelma and Louise’s desperado…

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Halima Aden Quits Fashion, For Now

ImageHalima Aden at a New York Fashion Week party in Sept. 2019.Credit…Nina Westervelt for The New York Times Halima Aden, a model, is taking a step back from the fashion industry to focus on herself and her faith. “If my hijab can’t be this visible — I’m not showing up,” Ms. Aden, 23, wrote on…

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Can the Mainstream Catch Up to Rico Nasty?

When the rapper Rico Nasty talks about falling in love at first sight, she doesn’t mean with an individual, but with a feeling. She’s talking about her first time on a real stage, and not even as a performer, but as a hanger-on in the wings. Still, that night, everything was moving in dreamy slow…

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Why Is My Uncle So Mad About Student Debt Forgiveness?

I am a recent college graduate. I am also drowning in student debt. On my salary, there is no way I can save money or think about buying an apartment while I make large payments on these loans. This will continue for 15 years at least. The pandemic “pause” on payments has been a huge…

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What We’re Thankful for This Year

Welcome. It’s Thanksgiving, and for many of us it’ll be smaller and quieter than in years past. I recommend taking a minute to read Mark Vanhoenacker on how he’s fending off sadness at not being with family for the holiday; it might broaden your perspective. And check out Sam Sifton on adding new flavors to…

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