Black Artists Find Ways to Make Their Voices Heard in Portland

Over the years, Bobby Fouther has watched the historic center of African-American life in Portland bloom, shrink and expand again. The 69-year-old artist was born into a creative family from the neighborhood of Albina, which he remembers filled with jazz music and beauty. “Black artists were thriving here in the 1950s,” he recalled. “My parents…

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Play these Old School Games

Dots and Boxes First published in the 19th century by the French mathematician Édouard Lucas, Dots and Boxes was called La Pipopipette. Credit…Mary Jane Callister How to play Two players take turns joining two horizontally or vertically adjacent dots by a line. The player who completes the fourth side of a square (i.e., a box)…

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How to Set Pandemic Boundaries for Relatives

When pandemic-related shutdowns started, many people rushed to the rescue of their loved ones. They rallied to meet an extraordinary situation and extended themselves in deep and loving ways. They welcomed home adult children with open arms. They jumped to babysit for their grandkids. They volunteered to shop for neighbors and elderly relatives. “At first,…

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Covid-19 Updates: Global Death Toll Surpasses 800,000

Here’s what you need to know: ImageGravediggers wearing personal protective equipment transporting a coffin in Santiago, Chile, in early August.Credit…Claudio Reyes/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images Global virus deaths surpass 800,000, with South and Central American countries seeing large tallies. The global death toll from the coronavirus surpassed 800,000 on Saturday, according to data compiled by…

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After a Few Missed Cues, a Connection

Nekpen Osuan doesn’t waste time mobilizing when she finds a cause that moves her. She is a founder and chief executive of WomenWerk, a nonprofit organization that helps empower women of color, as well as an active volunteer for organizations including SEO Scholars, an education enrichment and mentoring program. But when it comes to romance…

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C.D.C. Suggests Some Child-Care Centers Can Reopen Safely

Here’s what you need to know: ImageFrederickson KinderCare daycare in Tacoma, Wash., in May.Credit…Ted S. Warren/Associated Press A new C.D.C. report suggests that child-care centers may reopen safely in areas where the virus is contained. A report published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention suggests child-care centers may reopen safely in areas where…

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Ten of the Best Traditional Ales

Lockdown has been predictably tough on Britain’s independent brewers. Mandatory pub closures and the suspension of non-essential employment have made it problematic for hardworking, devoted indies to get their best real ales in front of punters. Happily, there are many ways to show love to your favourite brewers by ordering in some of their delicious…

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Make Your Own Tomato Sauce

August and early September is the ideal time to finally pick those plump tomatoes that you’ve spent all season tending (or eyeing at the supermarket). With a bit more patience and forearm endurance, you can enjoy the actual fruits of your labor for longer by cooking up and jarring a naturally sweet, homemade tomato sauce.…

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How to Prepare a Romantic Dinner at Home

There is nothing more intimate and romantic than having dinner at home with your special someone. Apart from the fact that dining in restaurants can be a lot more expensive, it is being alone and enjoying each other’s company without any distractions around that make it more meaningful. You can set the perfect ambiance to…

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Cartilage Is Grown in the Arthritic Joints of Mice

The painful knees and hips experienced by so many people with osteoarthritis result from a loss of cartilage, which serves as a sort of cushioning in the joints. It had long been thought that cartilage, once gone, cannot grow back. Now researchers at Stanford University have grown new cartilage in the joints of arthritic mice.…

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