A Stay-at-Home Whiskey Project: The Infinity Bottle

Josh Peters had been doing it for years, but didn’t know it had a name. Whenever one of his bottles of whiskey dwindled to its last ounce or two, he would pour it into another bottle that held the remains of other whiskeys. “I just always called mine a solera bottle,” said Mr. Peters, who…

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The Alternate Aesthetic Realities of ‘Tiger King’

Of all the shocks in the new Netflix true-crime series “Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness” — and they are myriad — few are more singular, more head-tiltingly odd than the scenes in which the show’s protagonists, particularly the sideshow zoo captain Joe Exotic, interact with animals. It’s a disorienting, disquieting sort of normalcy. As…

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Do Tea Drinkers Live Longer?

Drinking tea may lower your risk of cardiovascular disease. Researchers combined data from 39 observational studies involving more than 1.8 million men and women who drank black or green tea. The review of studies is in Advances in Nutrition. They found that each one-cup increase in daily tea consumption was associated with an average 2…

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Ex-Wife Sick. Daughter Sick. 3 Friends Dead. Everyone Knows Someone.

A New York City Housing Authority retiree ticked off his running tally: an ex-wife sick, a daughter sick, and three old friends dead. In Queens, a young poet learned a friend’s parents are in the hospital, one on a ventilator. And Qtina Parson of Parkchester, the Bronx, gave a grim reversal of the cheerful family…

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How to Cook Root Vegetables? Roast and Pair With Chickpeas and Yogurt

Thanks to my tried-and-true farm share, the root vegetables in my pantry have been piling up lately, threatening to overtake the pasta. So, I decided that now was a good time to roast some carrots and sweet potatoes for lunch, along with some canned chickpeas because they all go so well together. Hearty, comforting, easy…

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Flight of the Influencers

As the coronavirus outbreak continues to spread across the United States, many influencers are using their platforms to educate their followers about symptoms and testing, and to encourage them to stay inside. The TikTok star Charli D’Amelio, for instance, started a “distance dance” challenge to promote social distancing. In an effort to make the diagnostic…

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My City Friends Want to Wait Out the Virus in My Suburban Home

A couple of weeks ago, before Covid-19 exploded in New York, a close friend asked if she and her husband could leave Manhattan and stay with us at our home in Bergen County, N.J. It was a tough question to have asked of me, but I decided it was the right thing to do. I…

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36 Hours in … Wherever You Are

The New York Times has published its popular 36 Hours column for nearly 20 years, helping readers plan weekends in far-flung destinations all over the world. For many of us over the past month, our grand plans have shrunk down to small ones, as have the physical spaces we occupy. While we can’t travel for…

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Will We Lose a Generation of Designers?

You might not know Batsheva Hay, Christopher John Rogers and Carly Cushnie. They are emerging independent designers based in New York with relatively small namesake companies. But they have also been, over the last few years, labeled “names to watch.” They have won awards, dressed celebrities and been heralded at fashion week. In a few…

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Inside Kim Kardashian’s Prison-Reform Machine

Kim Kardashian West breezed into a steakhouse in Washington, D.C., last month, wearing a bright white outfit with a giant fabric flower on the lapel. Technically, it was a pantsuit, but tighter and more fabulous than its Beltway cousins. Inside the restaurant, Charlie Palmer, with its plate-glass windows overlooking the dome of the United States…

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