From Krispy Kreme to Weed: Inside 5 Businesses That Opened in Pandemic N.Y.

The numbers are staggering: More than 2,800 businesses have closed in New York City since the coronavirus pandemic began. But there are also signs of resilience, as schools, gyms and museums slowly reopen. More surprising, perhaps, are the rare new businesses that have seen success in a less than ideal situation, like the 4,500 square-foot…

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New York City Shopping Inches Back. No Store Required.

The city is woollier than it’s been in a while — everyone seems to be crimping the usual boundaries. E-bikes and scooters zip through the middle of the street, and restaurants have annexed the pavement outside their doors in hopes of keeping their businesses afloat. After a brutal spring and summer of pandemic uncertainty and…

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Memories of Homecoming at Historically Black Colleges and Universities

Welcome To Homecoming! Welcome To Homecoming! At H.B.C.U.s, homecoming is part family reunion and part revival. It’s canceled this year, so let’s celebrate here. Oct. 7, 2020 Video transcript Back transcript ‘Baptized in Blackness’: Why Homecoming Is Vital to the Black College Experience Our video asks H.B.C.U. students and alumni what homecoming means to them,…

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‘Baptized in Blackness’: Why Homecoming Is Vital to the Black College Experience

“Let the show begin.” “Homecoming at a historically Black college and university is everything.” “Homecoming itself — it’s like being baptized in Blackness.” “It’s almost a ritual. It’s almost like church.” “It was a culture shock for me, personally, because I haven’t really been to school with so many Black kids. And then to see…

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Kehlani on Her Moose Knuckles Campaign, Growth, and OnlyFans

Before Kehlani and I can even begin our conversation, a baby coos into the phone and the line goes dead altogether. Adeya, the singer’s one-year-old daughter, accidentally slapped the end button on the call. Kehlani dials me back and apologize. «My baby just woke up from a nap,» she tells me. «I’m reading a book.»…

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Mapo Tofu Wins the Day

Good morning. Andrea Nguyen is in The Times this week with a delightful exploration of her decadeslong fascination with mapo tofu, the fiery, fragrant specialty of Sichuan Province in China. Years of eating and reporting have led her to a bulletproof recipe for the dish (above) and, more recently, to the courage to use the…

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‘I Won’t Be Used as a Guinea Pig for White People’

PITTSBURGH — The recruiters strode to the front of the room, wearing neon-yellow vests and resolute expressions. But to the handful of tenants overwhelmed by unemployment and gang violence in Northview Heights, the pitch verged on the ludicrous. Would you like to volunteer for a clinical trial to test a coronavirus vaccine? On this swampy-hot…

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How Much Would Trump’s Coronavirus Treatment Cost Most Americans?

ImagePresident Trump’s physician Dr. Sean Conley, with other medical staff members, briefing reporters outside Walter Reed National Military Medical Center on Saturday. While Mr. Trump did not have to worry about the costs of his care, many Americans who have been ill with Covid-19 face large medical bills.Credit…Anna Moneymaker for The New York Times The…

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Does Cancer Chemotherapy Increase My Covid Risks?

Q. I have cancer and am being treated with chemotherapy. Am I at increased risk of getting sick and dying from Covid-19? A. People with cancer, and particularly those with leukemia, seem to have a higher death rate from Covid-19 than the general population, though cancer chemotherapy does not appear to further increase the risk…

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The Gender Reveal That Doesn’t

Whatever happened to secondary sex characteristics? You know, those shapes and appendages we develop after puberty as an anatomical signage, an aid to evolution. Kardashians aside, the cultural appetite seems to be waning not only for visible gender difference but also the exaggerated tell. This is perhaps one of the reasons behind the continued success…

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