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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The Thanksgiving Myth Gets a Deeper Look This Year

FORT PECK INDIAN RESERVATION, Mont. — On a frigid November morning inside a tractor barn in northeast Montana, 10 members of the Sioux and Assiniboine tribes joined in song to bless a thirty-aught-six hunting rifle, and to lift up the spirit of a buffalo they were preparing to kill. One man played a painted hand…

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A ‘Surprising and Unexpected’ Update at Winterthur

When Carol B. Cadou was named the director and chief executive of the Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library in Delaware in April 2018, she began planning for total immersion in the 978-acre former estate of Henry Francis du Pont. “When I came on board, the trustees asked if I would live on the property,” said…

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Diary of an American in Finland, Doing ‘Essential’ Work in Ballet

When my phone rang very early on a September morning and a number from Finland appeared on the screen, I immediately thought, “The project is dead.” Amid the ever-worsening pandemic, I was supposed to be heading for Helsinki to serve as the dramaturge and artistic adviser on a new full-length ballet, “Jekyll & Hyde,” at…

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