How Nick Saban Made It to Alabama’s Kickoff on Saturday

A private jet, the crimson “A” of the University of Alabama painted on its tail, lifted off from Tuscaloosa, Ala., around daybreak Saturday with extraordinary cargo: cellular debris collected from the nose of Nick Saban, the football coach. Three days earlier, Saban had announced that he had tested positive for the coronavirus. Now, still in…

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Flight Attendants Face an Uncertain Future

Flight attendants have taken on various roles in the public imagination over the last century: nurse, companion in the skies, doting provider, glamorous traveler. Though commercial flights have become much cheaper and more frequent since the T.W.A. heyday, there’s still an inherent magic to air travel that rests on the cabin crew providing safety and…

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The Fed-Up Chef

The meal cost $400 and came with rules. No. 1: No using cellphones, except to document the dinner and the chefs preparing it. “Please do the Instagram, the Facebook, the Twitter; give me the fame, I need the fame,” said Gaggan Anand, whose restaurant bore the same name. Clad in black, with a booming voice…

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As Tropical Destinations Reopen, Here’s What Travelers Need to Know

With travel to much of the world from America still shut down, countries in the Caribbean and Latin America are counting on their relative proximity to the United States (meaning short flights) and appeal as outdoor destinations (meaning social distancing) to restart tourism. “We have a very interesting competitive advantage in these Covid times because…

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The F.D.A. Wanted to Ban Some Hair Straighteners. It Never Happened.

It’s been more than a decade since a popular hair treatment called Brazilian Blowout appeared in salons, promising months of straight hair after a single application. But soon users were complaining that the product emitted noxious fumes that stung their eyes, brought on headaches, nosebleeds and nausea, and made it hard to breathe. Government health…

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The Case for Sausage Rolls

Good morning. Melissa Clark delved into the world of Australian sausage rolls this week, with an article about Paul Allam, an owner of Bourke Street Bakery in Sydney and Manhattan, and accompanying recipes stuffed with lamb, harissa and almond (above), pork and fennel sausage and vegan mushroom and leek. Sausage rolls are a mainstay of…

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Where Have All the Hospital Patients Gone?

Weathered, wiry and in his early 60s, the man stumbled into clinic, trailing cigarette smoke and clutching his chest. Over the previous week, he had had fleeting episodes of chest pressure but stayed away from the hospital. “I didn’t want to get the coronavirus,” he gasped as the nurses unbuttoned his shirt to get an…

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The Little-Known Women Behind Some Well-Known Landscapes

This article is part of our latest Fine Arts & Exhibits special report, which focuses on how art endures and inspires, even in the darkest of times. Frederick Law Olmsted, Calvert Vaux and André Le Nôtre are names nearly as well known as their famous landscapes — Central Park for Olmsted and Vaux, and Versailles…

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Less Posing, More Pruning: Stylish Gardening Clothes Arrive

About five years ago, Rozae Nichols, a designer in Los Angeles, decided to get out of the fashion business, in which she had worked since the 1980s. A longtime animal rights activist and vegan, she turned her attention to a new project: Flora Animalia, an urban garden where she hosts educational food workshops and crafting…

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