House Hunting in Slovenia: Tucked Into the Trees for $908,000

A Three-Bedroom Villa on a Hillside in Slovenia $908,000 (840,000 EUROS) This two-story, 2,350-square-foot house is tucked into a grassy hillside in Topol pri Medvodah, a quiet village just outside Ljubljana, the capital city of Slovenia. Built in 2013 on about a third of an acre, the three-bedroom, two-bathroom villa offers panoramic views of the…

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A Visual Dispatch From One of the World’s Most Remote Islands

With travel restrictions in place worldwide, we’ve launched a new series, The World Through a Lens, in which photojournalists help transport you, virtually, to some of our planet’s most beautiful and intriguing places. This week, Andy Isaacson shares a collection of photographs from the remote island of Tristan da Cunha. The six-by-six-mile volcanic island of…

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Behind the Scenes of Daniel Roseberry’s Surrealist Schiaparelli Fantasy

Victor VIRGILEGetty Images Maybe our current all-sweatpants-all-the-time lifestyle has you dreaming of couture: the creampuff ballgowns, the intricate embroideries, the elaborate confetti-strewn finale. And few do that better than Schiaparelli. When Daniel Roseberry took over the house last year, he had big (shocking-pink) shoes to fill. Namely, those of the house’s founder Elsa Schiaparelli, who…

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What Went Wrong With My Vegetables and Flowers?

The moment just before the official start of summer is a good time to take stock of how spring went in the garden. Before I forget, I make notes on what worked and what didn’t — how there weren’t enough of that Primula over there, and too much of that Pulmonaria in another spot, or…

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The Many Masks of Nancy Pelosi

Late last week, as she was leading the charge to push the Democrats’ $3 trillion pandemic relief package through the House, Speaker Nancy Pelosi strode the floor of the capitol in a fuchsia pantsuit, red pumps, white shell — and a coordinated red, white and green cherry-print face mask. This was the day after Ms.…

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What Do the Paparazzi Do When the Stars Are Quarantined?

“Can I call you back in, like, 10 minutes?” asked Giles Harrison, a longtime celebrity photographer and owner of London Entertainment Group, a paparazzi collective. He was driving around the Venice Beach area of Los Angeles in his Ford Expedition when he spotted a star: Tim Robbins, on his bike, wearing a mask. Mr. Harrison…

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Elephants Really Can’t Hold Their Liquor

Humans are not the only animals that get drunk. Birds that gorge on fermented berries and sap are known to fall out of trees and crash into windows. Elk that overdo it with rotting apples get stuck in trees. Moose wasted on overripe crab apples get tangled in swing sets, hammocks and even Christmas lights.…

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A Sudden Coronavirus Surge Brought Out Singapore’s Dark Side

I remember that time when we’d beaten the pandemic. That’s what we thought, anyway, for a few weeks in late winter: That Singapore had conquered the novel coronavirus without lockdowns or widespread mask use, without even closing the schools. The first known cases came into the city with Chinese tourists in January and trickled slowly…

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Sheltering With My Boyfriend and No Booze

Just before shelter in place went into effect in New York on March 20, I unofficially moved in with my boyfriend Will Gorfein, 32. I grabbed some essentials from my Manhattan apartment — including half-empty bottles of hand sanitizer, nonperishable food and comfortable clothes — to prepare for the uncertain weeks ahead. I purposely left…

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Virus Forces Cambridge to Hold Most Classes Online Next Year

Here’s what you need to know: ImageKing’s College at Cambridge. Other universities are also backing away from in-person classes: In Canada, McGill University said it will offer most of its courses online in the fall.Credit…Tom Jamieson for The New York Times Cambridge University announces that it will hold all lectures online for the next academic year.…

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