Patagonia Is the Bernie Sanders of Fashion

It all started because DeRay Mckesson was cold. In 2014, when the school administrator–turned–activist set out to drive from his home in Minneapolis to Ferguson, Missouri, to protest the police shooting of Michael Brown, he threw on a blue vest he’d bought five years earlier on a trip to New York City. Soon, images of…

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Even Karen Elson Is Wearing Sweatpants Right Now

Every night around 7 P.M. Nashville time, Karen Elson beams onto Instagram. “A song a day keeps the blues away,” types the redhead, before launching into acoustic covers of jazz, rock n’ roll, and folk. The 41-year-old leans against custom wallpaper by the artist Costanza Theodoli-Braschi and wears all kinds of things—a T-shirt from the…

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What’s the Point of a Fashion Magazine Now?

Last week, Vanity Fair Italy’s cover star was not a supermodel lounging on a yacht in an Etro caftan, or a movie star in Gucci, but rather a lung specialist in a starched white lab coat. In Britain, front line workers from the National Health Service graced four special edition covers of Grazia magazine. The…

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At the Center of a Storm: the Search for a Proven Coronavirus Treatment

OMAHA — Beginning every morning at 5:30, Dr. Andre Kalil makes himself a double espresso, runs 10 kilometers, makes additional double espressos for himself and his wife, and heads to his office at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. A deluge awaits him. Calls and insistent emails pile up each day. Patients and their doctors…

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Flying via a Smaller Airport? It May Take a While

Cathy Cichowski was trying to get from Halifax, Nova Scotia, to San Antonio, where her job in a hospital involves workplace safety. She came to Canada to say goodbye to her terminally ill mother but was desperately needed back at the hospital, where one of her tasks is helping make sure nurses’ masks are appropriately…

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How to Write a Condolence Note

Unfortunately, many people are likely to have occasion in the days and weeks ahead to write a letter of condolence to a friend, relative, colleague or acquaintance who has suffered the death of a loved one to Covid-19. These are tough letters to write. Here are some suggestions for expressing sympathy clearly and supportively to…

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Should Young Children Wear Masks?

As coronavirus continues to spread across the globe, we’re working to answer the questions on many parents’ minds. For the latest updates, read The New York Times’s live coronavirus coverage here. When the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced last week that all Americans should wear cloth face coverings to prevent the spread of…

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Iceland’s Coronavirus Test Has Skeptics, but It May Be Working

With its small population and isolated location, Iceland has earned praise and headlines for its plan to test as many people as possible for exposure to the new coronavirus. Why, some wondered, couldn’t other countries be like Iceland? But critics inside the country have called this rosy picture misleading. They say the tiny Nordic island…

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