Diana’s Dresses on The Crown, a Fashion Horror

And so, once again, to Princess Diana. Like Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, she has become a sort of cultural Rosetta Stone we return to over and over, seeking to discover answers to our own choices in her limpid blue stare and cacophonous, attention-grabbing wardrobe. This time around the re-examination comes courtesy of “The Crown,” Season 4,…

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Tiny Love Stories: ‘It Soothes Me to Know Someone So Gentle’

Magic in Manila At 5, I believed that my father could perform magic. In Manila’s moist heat, he drove in stop-and-go traffic with five screaming children and a broken AC. If we were very quiet, he said, he would use his powers to make the billboard flip screens. We quieted and he chanted an incantation,…

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Immunity to the Coronavirus May Last Years, New Data Hint

How long might immunity to the coronavirus last? Years, maybe even decades, according to a new study — the most hopeful answer yet to a question that has shadowed plans for widespread vaccination. Eight months after infection, most people who have recovered still have enough immune cells to fend off the virus and prevent illness,…

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This Is Not Your Average Pumpkin Soup

A bowl of soup may not be a staple on every Thanksgiving table, but as Americans plan for holiday gatherings that are smaller than usual, or even virtual, serving a rich, comforting soup as a first course is an easy way to make sure the meal still feels special and celebratory. In this recipe for…

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16 Festive Thanksgiving Mains That Aren’t Turkey

Thanksgiving might seem like it’s defined by turkey, but with smaller or even virtual celebrations this year, the need for a big glossy bird isn’t as necessary. Take this opportunity to rethink the traditional centerpiece and who knows: You might make a new holiday tradition. Here are 16 ideas. ImageCredit…Ryan Liebe for The New York…

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Thanksgiving Options for Pickup and Delivery

Takeout and delivery promise to be a significant factor this pandemic Thanksgiving, with countless restaurants, caterers, mail-order companies and grocery stores offering holiday fare. Many are even open for pickup on Thanksgiving Day. Most of the menus skew traditional, but there are offbeat choices, like Socarrat’s turkey paella (above) and pizza from Public Display of…

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When Only Homegrown Sweet Potatoes Will Do

Sweet potatoes are the humble man’s currency. They don’t need a thing to dazzle, their slightly crumpled skins pull away easily, revealing tender flesh, hot out of the roasting pan. “Nothing is more nostalgic than the caramelized smell when sweet potatoes are bubbling out,” said April McGreger, the author of the cookbook “Sweet Potatoes,” published…

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Why Weekday Weddings Work (And, It’s Not Just the Savings)

With one day blurring into the next (thanks, Covid-19!), and work-play time blurred, we knew that eventually, the biggest party of our many people’s lives would soon mix into the perpetual cycle. Weddings — once primarily reserved for Saturday — are now scheduled for whenever. Monday? Sure. Tuesday afternoon? No big deal. Want your wedding…

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