Chanel Brings Tinsel Town to the Grand Palais

Dominique CharriauGetty Images Lights, camera, Chanel. The Hollywood Hills came to Paris’ this morning as Chanel set its name in lights for the house’s spring-summer runway show. Per Virginie Viard: “This collection is a tribute to the muses of the House Gabrielle Chanel and Karl Lagerfeld dressed so many actresses in films and in real…

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Seeking a Partner for the End of the World

It should be no surprise that the coronavirus has changed dating in America. Many experts, along with daters themselves, say that daters have become more likely to couple up, to lower their standards and to do what they can to find a partner to face whatever comes next. The desire for partnership is particularly pronounced…

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For Parents, a New Level of Big-Picture Anxiety

Raccoon? Possum? Something was rustling around between our house and the neighbors’, and, as they teach us in dad school, I stood in the doorway issuing ineffectual invectives. This was in the early days of the pandemic, when an errant mammal could still arouse concern. My youngest child wandered over, though he seemed more interested…

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What Should You Wear for Your Micro Wedding?

The coronavirus has forced many couples to abandon their 200-plus guest lists and opt instead for a virtual wedding ceremony or micro wedding. And with these changes also comes a shift in attire — somehow that elaborate ball gown you envisioned wearing before the pandemic seems out of context. So what would be more appropriate…

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Kamala Harris and the Push to Cut Hosptal Bills in California

As a former state attorney general, Senator Kamala D. Harris, the Democratic nominee for vice president, has received significant scrutiny of her record on law enforcement, facing questions and criticism about uneven prosecutions of killings by police officers. But she is less known for another role she took on, opposing the consolidation of institutions in…

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15 East at Tocqueville Merges Two Union Square Restaurants

Headliner 15 East at Tocqueville With the pandemic has come a host of chefs and owners reinventing their restaurants. There are revised menus, different themes and even new locations, as some restaurants close and are replaced by others needing more space. Marco Moreira, the owner of the decades-old Tocqueville, and 15 East, the Japanese restaurant…

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Caribbean Food, All Dressed Up to Party at Kokomo in Brooklyn

In the past, we restaurant critics rarely needed to check the weather forecast before heading out for a reservation. Severe blizzards sometimes made travel challenging, but in general neither snow nor rain nor gloom of night kept us from our appointed meals. Everything is all messed up now, as you might have noticed. For one…

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The White House Bet on Abbott’s Rapid Tests. It Didn’t Work Out.

After months of crowded events and often maskless encounters, a growing number of top government officials, including President Trump, and their close contacts have tested positive for the coronavirus. The fault for the outbreak lies in no small part with an ill-conceived disease-prevention strategy at the White House, health experts said: From the early days…

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Pumpkin Picking in the Pandemic

U-pick farms — the choose-your-own-fruit-and-vegetable patches that draw droves each summer and fall — have been especially busy this year. Some farms have been so picked over that they’ve had to close their fields for a day or longer to let new fruit ripen. With apple-and-pumpkin season in full swing, that popularity is continuing, and…

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A Timeline of Trump’s Symptoms and Treatments

[Read our live updates on President Trump’s coronavirus diagnosis.] President Trump returned to the White House on Monday evening, walking up the steps of the South Portico and removing his mask to pose for photos, after three days of hospitalization for Covid-19. President Trump’s physician, Dr. Sean P. Conley, said earlier Monday that the president’s…

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