U.S. to Expand Screenings for Wuhan Coronavirus

Travelers arriving from Wuhan, China — epicenter of the coronavirus epidemic — will be screened at 20 ports of entry to the United States, federal officials said on Tuesday. “Right now, there is no spread of this virus in our communities at home,” Dr. Robert Redfield, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention,…

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A Classic Midwestern Dish Becomes a Talking Point in Iowa

Hot dish, the Minnesota-specific church-supper stalwart that cooks in other parts of the country might mistake for a casserole, is no stranger to hard work. Early versions of the dish — traditionally a mix of protein, starch and vegetables held together with a creamy sauce baked until it bubbles — helped conserve meat during World…

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At Anton’s, Appetites Shaped by an Older New York

One of the fallacies of restaurant criticism is that the whole menu matters. Normal people who find a great dish at a restaurant come back and order it over and over, barely noticing that the rest of the menu exists. A restaurant critic who finds a great dish will come back and order all the…

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A Divided Hong Kong Confronts the Arrival of the Coronavirus

HONG KONG — The two Hong Kong protesters were dressed head to toe in black, their faces covered in masks. They smashed their Molotov cocktails into the lobby of a public housing estate, and flames and smoke began spewing out. This was no scene from the protest violence last year over Beijing’s dominance of Hong…

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Wedding Photographers Share Their Favorite Moments

Most photographers have a shot list — a must-capture catalog of photographs that each couple insists they have to remember their wedding day. And yet the unexpected moments are really what everyone hopes for. “You always look for these rare moments. They don’t always happen, but when they do, it’s magic.” — Andy Marcus, 70,…

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Wedding Album: Do You Have an Unexpected Photo from Your Wedding Day?

Perfectly posed wedding photos often make for a beautifully curated wedding album, but it’s the unscripted, unexpected moments that are usually the most cherished. Do you have a candid photo that captures a memorable moment from your wedding day? Did your wedding photographer capture a heart-tugging moment? If so, we want to hear from you.…

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A Home You Can Ski Right Into

When Trent Tucker’s friend suggested he build a vacation house in the private community of Martis Camp, near Truckee, Calif., just north of Lake Tahoe, Mr. Tucker initially laughed it off. He was busy in Tulsa, Okla., running Tucker Tennis Academy, a training facility for young players that he founded in 2001. “I was like,…

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Savoring Costa Rica, Sip By Sip

“Coffee,” said Buzzy O’Keeffe, the owner of the renowned River Café, in Brooklyn, “is the last thing a restaurant diner tastes — so it better be good.” For Mr. O’Keeffe, it seems, it’s never good enough. Every couple of weeks he assembles his chef and several staff members for a blind tasting of brews from…

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Leaving Shanghai as the Coronavirus Extended Its Reach

When I flew to China at the beginning of January to teach a three-week college class, the Wuhan coronavirus was barely on anyone’s radar. By the time I got back to New York last Friday, it was front page news around the world, with more than 800 cases in China and 26 deaths; by Monday,…

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Momcations. It’s a Thing.

In Brandy Ferner’s upcoming novel, “Adult Conversation,” two burned-out moms escape to Las Vegas for a short respite from the crumbling marriages and endless snack requests that define their everyday lives. It’s a practice that Ms. Ferner, a mother to a 6-year-old girl and a 13-year-old boy, understands well: She’s been going on so-called “momcations”…

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