‘Nothing Fancy’ Review: Mexican Food Through British Eyes

No seasoning wimps need show up in the enviable kitchen of Diana Kennedy, the famed cook and British expat who has devoted most of her life to chronicling and conquering Mexican cuisine. And in Elizabeth Carroll’s debut documentary, “Diana Kennedy: Nothing Fancy,” a group of eager acolytes try not to flinch beneath her gimlet gaze…

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Coronavirus and Beaches: Can I Safely Enjoy the Sun, Surf and Sand?

As climbing temperatures herald summer’s return, cities and states around the United States are beginning the stilted process of reopening. In many places, that means a chance to return to the beach. Texas state beaches were ordered to reopen on May 1; now state beaches in Florida, Oregon and California are also starting to reopen.…

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Bethenny Frankel’s Dark Journey to Find Medical Masks

It was late March, with the coronavirus starting to peak in New York and hospitals already running short on supplies, when Bethenny Frankel, the entrepreneur and reality television star, received an email from a publicist offering her access to 500 million medical masks, or about enough to fill 25 Madison Square Gardens. Ms. Frankel was…

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The Case for Music in Times of Loss

If we’re going to survive this pandemic we need music, more than ever. There is nothing else that can meet us in our heartbreak, elevate our spirits, move us to laughter and let us dream in the way that music can. I was apprenticed to loss and grief at the age of 17 when my…

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To Compare an Apple to a Submarine

Perchance to dream? Video Credit May 21, 2020 Is it fair to compare Quibi, a floundering new platform for professionally produced bite-size video entertainment, to TikTok, an immensely popular platform for user-generated bite-size video entertainment? Jeffrey Katzenberg, the founder of Quibi, insists it is not. “That’s like comparing apples to submarines,” he told The New…

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When Teen Boys Use Supplements

“I’ve started cutting,” my son, a college freshman, recently told me. He meant he was temporarily restricting calories to lose body fat as part of his new focus on bodybuilding. He planned to alternate cutting with “bulking,” or building up muscle mass, aided by over-the-counter supplements like protein powder and creatine. Everything he was doing…

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Saying Goodbye to Elizabeth Suzann

The fashion industry is in a state of emergency. This has been made clear not only by the mounting bankruptcies of big-name retailers, but also by the closure of beloved small businesses. These are brands that won’t bounce back. There is a certain aesthetic associated with “slow fashion”: billowing silhouettes in natural colors and fibers,…

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Coronavirus in China: New Outbreak Brings Wuhan-Style Lockdown

In Shulan, a city in China’s northeast, the streets are eerily quiet, devoid of taxis and buses. Apartment complexes have been sealed off, confining residents inside. Teams of government workers go door to door rounding up sick people as part of what they call a “wartime” campaign. Residents described the atmosphere as tense. Li Ping,…

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COVID-19 evidence and strategies for orthopaedic surgeons

May 21, 2020 — How should orthopaedic surgeons respond to the COVID-19 pandemic? A review in The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery analyzes evidence and strategies for managing the novel SARS-CoV-2 virus — including critical lessons from past pandemics. The journal is published in the Lippincott portfolio by Wolters Kluwer. «Controlling the spread of…

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