The Beer Industry Looks for Ways to Help Black Brewers

Garrett Oliver had planned to spend the spring flying to Brazil, Sweden, Japan and three other countries for book promotions and beer events. But the coronavirus shutdown grounded Mr. Oliver, the brewmaster at Brooklyn Brewery, and left him flush with free time. He rebuilt the rooftop garden of his Brooklyn apartment, and as protests for…

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A Visitor’s Guide to MoMA and the Met

Before you head back to the Museum of Modern Art and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, there are some things you need to know: capacity will be limited to 25 percent, temperature checks and face masks will be mandatory, and the advance purchase of tickets is required. Each museum has specific guidelines, so you’ll want…

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A Word Not Uttered by Republican Officials at the Convention: Obamacare

ImageMitt Romney at the 2012 Republican National Convention. Republicans used the term Obamacare 23 times in the prime-time viewing hours in that convention. Credit…Damon Winter/The New York Times In 2012, right in the middle of his convention speech, Mitt Romney declared Obamacare repeal a crucial priority. It was part of his five-part plan for a “better…

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About Melania Trump’s Lime Green Dress and Ivanka Trump in Black

It ended with a spectacle, there is no doubt. A panoply of Trumps, arrayed on a makeshift stage created on the South Lawn of the White House, fanning out around their patriarch as he officially accepted the Republican nomination for president in front of a forest of American flags. The White House glowed in the…

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The 2020 Party Conventions Gave New Meaning to Political Theater

The largely virtual format of the Republican and Democratic national conventions meant that even more than usual, the messages were embedded within the visual presentation. Here Vanessa Friedman, the chief fashion critic for The New York Times, and James Poniewozik, the chief television critic, discuss what they saw and what it all meant. VANESSA FRIEDMAN…

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Keke Palmer Keeps a Check

If you have ever seen a peregrine falcon slice cleanly through the pale dawn to capture and dismember a starling midair, you have a rough idea of what will happen this weekend, when the 2020 MTV Video Music Awards ceremony is hosted to within an inch of its life by Keke Palmer. The assignment is…

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Today’s Chefs Are Honoring a Vital Tradition: Feeding the Revolution

ImageFrom left: the New York-based activist Gaïana Joseph — a co-founder of Fuel the People, a nonprofit that serves foods at demonstrations — her mother, Louisena Dufleurant Joseph, and the writer Klancy Miller created their ideal meal of the resistance for T, including, from left, a vanilla-rose cake from the Williamsburg bakery Luckybird, Dufleurant Joseph’s…

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A Lighter, Brighter Meatball

Meatballs are savory, versatile and easy, but they’re definitely not what comes to mind when I think of “seasonal cooking.” Maybe it’s their long-term relationship with marinara sauce and spaghetti. Hearty and crowd-pleasing, yes. Buoyant and summery, not so much. But these meatballs turn everything on its head. With fresh basil, ground cumin and ginger,…

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Is Opening a Hotel in Rockaway Beach Right Now a Good Idea?

On a recent Thursday morning, the staff at the Rockaway Hotel was busy installing sanitation stations, arranging lounge chairs six feet apart and practicing contactless check-ins. Scheduled to open Labor Day weekend, the upscale property sits just two blocks from the Atlantic Ocean in Queens. “We don’t have time to complain or say this pandemic…

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College Is Everywhere Now

As the fall semester begins, many college students will be attending classes from the relative safety of their family homes. Others have arrived to live on university campuses, with varying amounts of success; even schools that enforce strict social distancing guidelines are seeing outbreaks of the coronavirus. But some students are pursuing a third option:…

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