Shanghai Disneyland Reopens With Coronavirus Precautions

The elephants are flying again. On Monday, one of the Walt Disney Company’s 14 closed theme parks, Shanghai Disneyland, reopened to visitors on a limited basis, offering a first peek into the kind of escape Mickey Mouse can offer in the age of face masks, social distancing and disinfectants. “It has been an emotional morning,”…

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The Baked Pleasures of Australia Delivered

Bourke Street Bakery, the New York branch of a family-run group of bakeries in Sydney, Australia, is open for pickup, as well as delivery to all five boroughs, nearby suburbs, and, weekly, to the Hamptons. Along with its original sourdough breads and well-burnished croissants and pastries, the bakery has added a new line of individual…

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No Prince Without the King

As he himself would have been the first to say, everything began with Little Richard — not just rock ’n’ roll but gender bending as showmanship, self-mythology as an art form, drag in the middle of Main Street. And while much of what the man born Richard Wayne Penniman in Macon, Ga., laid claim to…

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Relive Memories of the Queens Night Market

The Queens Night Market is the subject of a new cookbook, “The World Eats Here.” Each of the 88 recipes, and the accompanying profiles, is crammed with compelling details. They tell stories of breakfast in Colombia through arepas with scrambled eggs; Guyanese pine tarts made with fresh, not canned fruit; kopytka potato gnocchi from Kika…

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Fort Worth Shooting: In Crowd of Hundreds, 5 Wounded in Village Creek Park

Five people were injured on Sunday night at a Fort Worth park crowded with hundreds of people, the police said. At around 5:45 local time, officers with the Fort Worth Police Department responded to Village Creek Park, where people were riding all-terrain vehicles and drinking alcohol — both city ordinance violations, the officials said. Five…

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Buying Food in Bulk: The New Way Cooks Are Coping in Quarantine

Elysia Mann never thought she’d see the day when her regular trips to the grocery store became a wistful memory. “It is one of my favorite things to do,” she said. “I miss wandering around the aisles.” But every store she visited in Portland, Ore., was out of flour and other staples, so last month…

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New Balance and Staud Team Up for California-Inspired Activewear

Courtesy Just as we accepted our fate of wearing the same sweatpants for the rest of eternity, a hot designer collaboration has arrived to up our shelter-in-place style. New Balance, the New England athletic brand known for hot dad shoes and non-hot dad shoes alike, is teaming up with Instagram-favorite brand Staud. The collection meets…

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As States Rush to Reopen, Scientists Fear a Coronavirus Comeback

Millions of working people and small-business owners who cannot earn money while sheltering at home are facing economic ruin. So dozens of states, seeking to ease the pain, are coming out of lockdown. Most have not met even minimal criteria for doing so safely, and some are reopening even as coronavirus cases rise, inviting disaster.…

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The Coziest Vegetable-and-Sausage Soup for Those Chilly May Days

Winter has not released its grip on us here in the Northeast, with cold, rainy days peppering the week even this late in May. And that means I’m still making big pots of hearty, warming soup, using all the odds and ends from the refrigerator and freezer. It’s a time-honored strategy that always produces the…

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When ‘Valley Girl’ (and Nicolas Cage) Shook Up Hollywood

Four shots of nude breasts. That’s what the producers of “Valley Girl” demanded of their potential director, Martha Coolidge. If she wanted the gig — overseeing what was set to be a low-budget, exploitative high-school romp that could lure teen boys like “Porky’s” did — she’d need to make sure the requisite skin appeared onscreen.…

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