Coronavirus Nasal Swab: 3 Vans, 6 Coolers, a Plane, a Storm and 2 Labs

The lines start forming the night before, as people with glassy eyes and violent coughs try to get tested for the virus. In the darkness, they park their cars, cut their engines and try to sleep. The backlog for coronavirus testing in New Jersey, the state with the second-highest caseload in the country, has been…

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‘It’s a Time Bomb’: 23 Die as Virus Hits Packed Homeless Shelters

Roy Coleman, a 69-year-old living in a homeless shelter on Wards Island, was taken away by ambulance after showing symptoms of Covid-19. The other shelter residents were relieved — until Mr. Coleman was allowed to return last week after testing positive at Harlem Hospital. At another shelter, Alphonso Syville, 45, said that as much as…

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To Cure a Fashion Rut, Consider Your Aura

I met Susanna Merrick-Klinkbeil while waiting for the phone booths at The Wing in New York’s SoHo. I asked her what kind of work she did, but she demurred, implying that she didn’t have time to explain just then, but I could come find her later if I was still curious. This reticence piqued my…

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How Native Americans Are Fighting a Food Crisis

For the roughly 20,000 members of the Oglala Sioux Tribe living on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation — a vast, two million-acre expanse in southern South Dakota — social distancing is certainly feasible. Putting food on the table? Less so. Getting to food has long been a challenge for Pine Ridge residents. For a lot…

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As Reality TV Reunions Go Virtual, What About the Fights?

Much like some of your work meetings (if you’re lucky enough to have a job, let alone one that allows you to work from home), most spin classes and nearly all sex work, another great American institution is moving online because of the coronavirus. Last Monday, the “Real Housewives” Svengali Andy Cohen — who recently…

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30 Father’s Day Gifts That Will Get You On Your FIL’s Good Side

Father’s Day will be here soon (on June 21st, to be exact), so you have ample time to figure out the perfect gift for your picky father-in-law. You have no excuses with all the extra time on your hands! We narrowed it down to 30 great options ahead.

How the ‘Greatest Rock and Roll Band in the World’ Got Its Logo

It began life as a tiny emblem, something to adorn a 45 r.p.m. single or the band’s letterhead. It quickly became ubiquitous and, ultimately, the most famous logo in rock ’n’ roll. Over 50 years, the legendary “tongue and lips” of the Rolling Stones has been emblazoned on everything from T-shirts and lighters to stage…

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The Food Expiration Dates You Should Actually Follow

With most of us quarantined in our homes, chances are you’ve been reacquainting yourself with the forgotten spices and fusty beans from the depths of your pantry. But how fusty is too fusty? When is the right time to throw something out? And what about fresh ingredients? If I’m trying to keep supermarket trips to…

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A Salad for When You’re Out of Lettuce

All those long-lasting, juicy vegetables in my fridge — the celery, radishes, fennel, turnips, carrots — have come in handy these past weeks (four, but, hey, who’s counting?). They’ve kept me rich in salad when the lettuces run out between market runs. The trick is to turn these sturdy roots practically into gossamer — or…

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