Almost Everything Is On Sale at Madewell Right Now

Courtesy Online shopping is a no-brainer these days—sorry boss—so it’s a timely gift that Madewell is having their «Very Rare» sale right now. And rare it is, because how often does the brand offer 40% off almost everything on the site? Yes, that’s including their cult-favorite skinny jeans, linen jumpsuits, and a WFH rainbow sweatsuit…

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If You Have Kimchi, You’re Steps Away From This Soup

One of necessities of infrequent grocery shopping is keeping a handle on what I’ve already got in the fridge, where real estate is limited. Over the weekend, I purged, and among the jars of half-eaten condiments were three containers of kimchi. It was obviously time to make kimchi soup. The dish I made was a…

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Our Best Recipes and Tips for Coronavirus Quarantine Cooking

Cooking is a balm, and in this especially difficult time, it can keep us safe. With that in mind, we’ve made many more recipes than usual free for the using, even if you haven’t yet subscribed to NYT Cooking, and we’ve written articles to guide you, in finding recipes and in the act of cooking…

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How ‘Fast Carbs’ May Undermine Your Health

In recent weeks, foods of all kinds have flown off the shelves at grocery stores as Americans stocked up to weather the coronavirus pandemic. But sales of “comfort foods” like potato chips, pretzels, pancake mix and cookies have seen a particularly dramatic surge. That may not be surprising: They are cheap, satisfying and shelf stable.…

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How to Make the Most of Those Cans of Sardines

Over the last three weeks or so, I’ve been fielding a lot of Q.C.Q. (Quarantine Cooking Questions), and while I am working overtime on “social media” trying to answer them, I thought it would also be useful to start using this column to answer the most frequently asked. So, here goes: Yes, you can use…

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Where to Order Fried Chicken for Takeout and Delivery

As anyone who has packed some for a picnic can attest, fried chicken travels well. So it’s an excellent choice for takeout and delivery. Across the city, you can find fried chicken everywhere from chains to high-end restaurants. The majority are American, especially Southern-style, but there are also dishes from South Korean, Japanese and European…

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Coronavirus Tests Science’s Need for Speed Limits

Early on Feb. 1, John Inglis picked up his phone and checked Twitter, as he does most mornings. He was shocked at what fresh hell awaited. Since 2013, Dr. Inglis, executive director of Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press in New York, has been helping manage a website called bioRxiv, pronounced “bio archive.” The site’s goal:…

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We’re Holding Tight to Our Good Luck Talismans

Last week Angela Missoni took a walk in the garden of her house in Sumirago, a snug town in Italy about an hour northwest of Milan. After a month in isolation, a difficult morning on Zoom and a steady drumbeat of bad tidings for business, she needed some air. “You can imagine the kind of…

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Don’t Fence Me In: The Comforts of a Sheep Video

I had high ambitions for my time in lockdown. Finally, with no restaurants to check out and no one to check them out with, I would have my nights to myself. I was going to watch all of “Berlin Alexanderplatz,” and “The Sopranos” and “Parks and Recreation,” for starters. Proust and I would resume our…

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52 Places, Virtually

When we published our list of 52 places to visit in 2020 three months ago, no one could have guessed how much our world would change. And now, given our stay-at-home circumstances, we’d like to invite you on a series of virtual journeys: You can wander into the belly of an Egyptian pyramid, explore the…

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