How the ‘Call Her Daddy’ Feud Boiled Over

In just two years, “Call Her Daddy,” a raunchy podcast about sex, dating, culture and life in New York, became a cult sensation. This week, it descended into a fireball of chaos and internet drama. Two friends, Sofia Franklyn, 27, and Alexandra Cooper, 26, started the show in 2018 after coming up with the idea…

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How SoulCycle Got Stuck Spinning Its Wheels

It could have been the battle of the bikes. If only SoulCycle had been able to get its highly anticipated exercise bike to market in time to meet the demand of its enthusiastic (bordering on obsessive) riders, who because of the coronavirus pandemic have been unable to go to any of the company’s 99 studios,…

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A New Spot for Basque Dishes to Go Opens in the SoHo

Headliner Haizea What does it take to open a restaurant in the midst of a pandemic? Mikel de Luis, the chef and the owner of a tiny, contemporary Basque-style spot whose opening was postponed by two months, will now test the waters, going takeout-only. “It’s been frustrating not to open,” he said, adding, “It’s time…

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Tesla Owners Try to Make Sense of Elon Musk’s ‘Red Pill’ Moment

Owning a Tesla, the luxurious electric car, is a major liberal status symbol. It signals nothing more than good taste — the perfect balance of wealth with care for fossil fuels. But the man behind the brand is crafting a very different persona online that may now prove to be a challenge for his fans.…

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Annie Glenn, Champion of Those With Speech Disorders, Dies at 100

This obituary is part of a series about people who have died in the coronavirus pandemic. Read about others here. Annie Glenn, who in a high-profile life as the wife of John Glenn, the astronaut and senator, became an inspiration to many who, like her, stuttered severely, advocating on behalf of people with communication disorders…

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10 Organizers That Keep Your Purse (And Life) Together

Courtesy The world might be disorderly, but your purse doesn’t need to be. If your favorite handbag became a dumping ground for everything you considered essential, now’s the time to reevaluate your setup and Marie Kondo your accessory. The best way to tackle this daunting project is by using clever organizers that help you find…

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Five Delicious Reasons to Always Have Gnocchi in Your Pantry

Shelf-stable gnocchi doesn’t exactly recall its delicate homemade ricotta or potato cousins. And that’s a good thing. Pleasantly chewy like an udon noodle or, sure, a Gummi Bear, they’re a blank slate for speedy meals and keep for months. And, it’s worth mentioning, they’re also just fun to eat. For best results, don’t treat shelf-stable…

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Will Mandatory Face Masks End the Burqa Bans?

While face coverings are fast becoming the norm to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus, visible on city streets and public transportation everywhere, the global politics that surround them are more complicated than ever — a reflection not just of this current crisis, but also of broader values and stereotypes. This is especially true…

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Is the Pandemic Sparking Suicide?

The mental health toll of the coronavirus pandemic is only beginning to show itself, and it is too early to predict the scale of the impact. The coronavirus pandemic is an altogether different kind of cataclysm — an ongoing, wavelike, poorly understood threat that seems to be both everywhere and nowhere, a contagion nearly as…

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Thinking of Buying a Bike? Get Ready for a Very Long Wait

Some bicycle shops in Brooklyn are selling twice as many bikes as usual and drawing blocklong lines of customers. A chain of shops in Phoenix is selling three times the number of bikes it typically does. A retailer in Washington, D.C., sold all its entry-level bikes by the end of April and has fielded more…

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