Judge Blocks Trump Officials’ Attempt to End Transgender Health Protections

WASHINGTON — A federal judge on Monday blocked an effort by the Trump administration to erase protections for transgender patients against discrimination by doctors, hospitals and health insurance companies, dealing a blow to the broader legal reasoning it has used to try to roll back transgender rights across the government. Judge Frederic Block of the…


Simple Guide To Creative Kitchen Windows

The most used room in any house is likely the kitchen. Therefore, it is important that this place is properly designed and enhanced to allow adequate natural light and ventilation to make it as functional and as cozy as possible. If you are looking at achieving the ideal kitchen space, you may want to start…


9 Fall Jewelry Trends You Can Start Wearing Now

Modern Pearls

Hold on to your pearls, because brands like Dior, Givenchy, Prabal Gurung, and Simone Rocha confirmed that the gemstone is here to stay. The style was once reserved for sophisticated occasions, but now it lends itself to everyday wear, done up as baroque drop earrings, mask chains, and more.

Covid-19 Live Updates

Here’s what you need to know: ImageAn elementary school classroom in Royal City, Wash., last week. Officials around the world are facing the challenges of educating during the pandemic.Credit…Ruth Fremson/The New York Times Around the world, education officials move on with plans despite fears and outbreaks. As teachers and students look ahead to the start…


One Mask Rule Most New Yorkers Ignore

In the early weeks of the pandemic, when we had to make our own masks or go without, a friend sewed pleats into a soothing blue-and-white rectangle of cotton with ties at the corners and gave them away. I still wear mine, even though many New Yorkers have moved on to the style with elastics…


Covid-19: What if ‘Herd Immunity’ Is Closer Than Scientists Thought?

We’ve known from the beginning how the end will arrive. Eventually, the coronavirus will be unable to find enough susceptible hosts to survive, fading out wherever it briefly emerges. To achieve so-called herd immunity — the point at which the virus can no longer spread widely because there are not enough vulnerable humans — scientists…


Why We Cover What Politicians Wear

Ever since Kamala Harris was announced as Joe Biden’s choice for vice president, making her the first Black woman and the first person of Indian descent to be nominated for national office by a major party, celebrations of the historic moment have ensued. So too have the related moans about how, because she is a…


Chaat Is More Than the Sum of Its Many Flavors

The chef Maneet Chauhan likes to think of chaat as an emotion. A single bite can be jolting, pucker-inducing and refreshing all at once, balancing sweet with salty, tangy with spicy, crunchy with creamy, demanding you come back for more. The word chaat, she points out, is derived from the verb chaatna, “to lick” in…


Blue Hill at Stone Barns to Pivot to Chef-in-Residence Program

The Blue Hill restaurants at Stone Barns in Pocantico Hills, N.Y., and in Greenwich Village will not reopen in their current formats next year, nor will the restaurants be called Blue Hill. In a letter to staff late Sunday, the chef Dan Barber said he and his partners in the restaurants — his brother, David,…


Quiet Reflections on the Enchanting Italian Village of Panicale

At the onset of the coronavirus pandemic, with travel restrictions in place worldwide, we launched a new series — The World Through a Lens — in which photojournalists help transport you, virtually, to some of our planet’s most beautiful and intriguing places. This week, Barry L. Schwartz shares a collection of images from the central…