We Watched It All: Fashion Week in Quarantine

Two Styles reporters look back on the fashion season that was. Spoiler: It was weirder than usual. Oct. 15, 2020 ImageShoes from Hermès, Molly Goddard, Paco Rabanne and Givenchy.Credit…Photo Illustration by The New York Times; Valerio Mezzanotti for The New York Times (Hermes), Ben Broomfield (Molly Goddard), via Paco Rabanne, via Givenchy. Jessica Testa: We…

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In Trying Times, 20 Wines Under $20 That Revive and Restore

The hours of daylight are shrinking, and the nervous tension grows. These are strange days in which the daily cocktail of pandemic, politics, protest and natural disaster continually challenges the capacity to endure. “When you think that you lost everything, you find out you can always lose a little more,” as the Nobel laureate Bob…

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Should I Let My Boyfriend Be a Poll Worker on Election Day?

My boyfriend and I are in our 20s. We don’t have any conditions that put us at a high risk for serious illness if we get Covid-19. We’ve been taking it pretty seriously, though. We don’t live together, but we only hang out with our roommates and a few friends we trust. Last week, my…

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For How Long Will President Trump Be Immune to the Coronavirus?

After receiving a heavy infusion of monoclonal antibodies to treat his bout of Covid-19, President Trump has declared that he is immune to the virus that causes it and talked privately about wearing a Superman T-shirt under his dress shirt when he left the hospital. Even as the president has exulted in his supposed imperviousness…

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How Rosie Assoulin and Five Other Designers Created a Collection Using Upcycled Car Parts

Launching exclusively with Selfridges, the Hyundai Re:Style 2020 capsule collection was created in partnership with six leading global designers: Alighieri, E.L.V. DENIM, Public School, pushBUTTON, Richard Quinn, and Rosie Assoulin—who have created items including jewelry, jumpsuits, shirts, vests, and bags from the discarded raw materials of car production and scrapping processes. The forward-thinking designers were…

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The Challenges of Remote Learning for Children Who Stutter

Like all of the students at her Bronx high school, Kaitlyn Tineo had to contend with the social awkwardness and technology glitches that were common during the early days of remote learning. But Kaitlyn, a 15-year-old sophomore, had a compounding challenge: She stutters. On the first day of school, she emailed five of her teachers.…

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The Couch Is The New Step-and-Repeat. Where Does That Leave Fashion?

Getty Images; Chung and Zendaya courtesy of Eco AgeInstagram Style Points is a weekly column about how fashion intersects with the wider world. Some of the most talked-about red carpet looks of recent months bear little resemblance to what we might have seen in the pre-lockdown days. There was Regina King making a powerful statement…

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Did Lockdowns Lower Premature Births? A New Study Adds Evidence

Some public health researchers are seeing hints that the coronavirus pandemic might help solve a longstanding puzzle: What causes premature birth? Studies in Ireland and Denmark this summer showed that preterm births decreased in the spring during lockdowns to stop the spread of the virus in those countries. Anecdotally, doctors around the world reported similar…

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This Urban Safari in Hong Kong Comes With a Snake Warning

HONG KONG — The snake didn’t see the catcher coming, at least not in time to avoid being caught. “This is the fourth-most-toxic land snake in the world, and the most toxic snake in Asia by far,” the catcher, William Sargent, told a group of hikers on a recent night in Hong Kong. He delivered…

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People Are Planning to Dress as Postal Workers for Halloween

In early September Marlene Rivera, a photographer in Houston, made an announcement on Twitter. “Ladies we are no longer dressing up as sexy cops,” she wrote. “Our new sexy costumes are mail carriers.” Ms. Rivera, 24, never misses a chance to dress up on Halloween. In recent years she’s transformed herself into an astronaut, Wonder…

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