Porsha in Protest

“Everybody should enjoy ‘The Real Housewives of Atlanta,’” said Porsha Williams, the doe-eyed star of same, whose comedic verve and penchant for interpersonal chaos have made her one of the most popular cast members on one of the most popular shows on television. “This is what I don’t like when it would come to one…

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11 Designers Who Are Making Accessories to Match Your Mask

Courtesy There are four phases of mask wearing. The first happened at the beginning of quarantine, where you scrambled to DIY a mask using a dusty sewing machine or fumbled with a bandana that never stayed in place. The second phase occurred when you reluctantly bought a mask from a big box store in bulk…

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After a Flop, Amazon Makes Another Foray Into Video Games

BERKELEY, Calif. — Amazon stumbled as it worked to break into the lucrative video game industry. Now it’s trying again. On Monday, Amazon announced Prime Gaming, which is essentially a rebranding of its Twitch Prime service that provides exclusive game content. The move comes just over a month after the company pulled its original big-budget…

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How Are You Doing?

Good morning. How are you doing? It’s been five months now, for some of us, living and working at home, or living at home and doing essential work out in the world, or living at home and not working anywhere. We’re stuck with the kids, the parents, the pod or ourselves alone, together apart, apart…

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Citrus Flavoring Is Weaponized Against Insect-Borne Diseases

Adding a new weapon to the fight against insect-borne illnesses like Lyme disease and malaria, the Environmental Protection Agency on Monday approved a new chemical that both repels and kills ticks and mosquitoes. The chemical, nootkatone, an oil found in cedar trees and grapefruits, is so safe that it is used by the food and…

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As U.S.-China Ties Deteriorate, Taiwan’s Importance Grows

TAIPEI, Taiwan — The United States’ top health official lauded Taiwan’s democracy and its response to the coronavirus. Taiwan’s president hailed the island’s growing economic and public health ties with the United States. Yet just offstage from this show of bonhomie on Monday between Alex M. Azar II, the secretary of health and human services,…

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AIDS Quilts for an Artist and His Partner, Sewn During a New Pandemic

Since the fall of 2019, six women, some from the art world, others retired social workers, had labored on two AIDS quilts devoted to the memories of the artist David Wojnarowicz and his partner, Tom Rauffenbart. The women converged from all over New York City on the neighborhood of Washington Heights, at the home of…

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Daniela Soto-Innes Is One of the Most Exciting Chefs Working Today

“Can you hug?” This was one of the countless questions the chef Daniela Soto-Innes had to ask herself in May while turning Atla, her contemporary Mexican all-day cafe in New York’s NoHo neighborhood, into a takeout spot that could operate effectively while keeping its staff safe during the pandemic. She and her nine cooks were…

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The Acclaimed Soba Maker Who Champions Home Cooking

Wandering among the artisanal shops of Kamakura, Japan, with her grandmother, a young Sonoko Sakai used to watch with fascination as tofu makers, tea roasters and rice millers crafted their products by hand. There was a fishmonger who delicately sliced and dried his fish on wire mesh screens, and a senbei (rice cracker) maker who…

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A Designer Who Got Her Discipline From Dance

When the New York-based women’s wear designer Marina Moscone was 3, she stole her father’s burgundy leather briefcase and used it to carry around the sketches she made wherever she went. Not long after, she announced to her parents that she was becoming a fashion designer. A few years later, at age 7, she decided…

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