How to Sing a Digital Duet

People love singing together at the best of times, and perhaps even more at the worst of times. For example, currently gaining traction on Instagram are the trans-Atlantic Lockdown Duets videos that pair Broadway and West End performers. The series was hatched by Alistair Brammer, who played the G.I. Chris in the recent revival of…

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A London Home Goes From Georgian to Modern, With a Detour

This article is part of our latest Design special report, which is about crossing the borders of space, time and media. When Heather Kane was scouring her favorite London neighborhoods two years ago searching for an apartment to buy, she discovered a promising candidate on the first floor of an 18th-century townhouse on Harley Street,…

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Your Décor Is Ready for Checkout

This article is part of our latest Design special report, which is about crossing the borders of space, time and media. Despite all the advances in electronic commerce, many furniture sales remain an old-fashioned affair, completed in person. Because sofas and lounge chairs tend to be expensive, unwieldy and difficult to return, it has always…

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A Classically Inspired House, Complete with Tragedy

This article is part of our latest Design special report, which is about crossing the borders of space, time and media. The French archaeologist and statesman Théodore Reinach spent his family’s banking inheritance to live in exotic magnificence. In the early 1900s, he commissioned a house on a French Riviera peninsula with rooms frescoed in…

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Breaking Glass and Gloomy Skies Inspire This Artist

This article is part of our latest Design special report, which is about crossing the borders of space, time and media. Artists and designers who work with ceramics and glass might be thought of as delicate types. After all, they specialize in works that can easily break. But the converse tends to be true. It…

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4 Books to Inspire Your Inner Designer

This article is part of our latest Design special report, which is about crossing the borders of space, time and media. Fresh ways of seeing can end up joyously shared planetwide, sometimes even in eras more terrible than the spring of 2020, as these design books reveal. Readers in confinement may be able to feel…

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How PETA Won Its Messy Fight and Took a Seat at the Table

The alpaca’s scream sounded like a high-pitched electric pencil sharpener, more machine than mammal. It was awful, and that was the point. The group behind the video, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, has been publicizing graphic scenes like this long enough to know which sights and sounds make people feel the most miserable.…

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Alicia Silverstone Wants Us to Eat Our Fruits and Vegetables

“There were people in my life at onetime that really did say, ‘You couldn’t really do the activism thing if you wanted to be an actor,’” said Alicia Silverstone, 43, who after Aerosmith’s “Cryin’” video and her role as Cher Horowitz, the spoiled and charming teenager in the 1995 coming-of-age hit “Clueless,” became a Hollywood…

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Coronavirus pandemic in Germany: Medical care in an adaptive healthcare system

The authors recommend a needs-based system focusing on patient well-being and quality assurance, rather than a primarily profit-oriented approach. It should appreciate all employees and integrate innovations as well as digital solutions. The aim is an adaptive healthcare system where the public health service and the ambulatory and stationary sectors work together well, and research…

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