Tornadoes Cut a Swath Through Nashville’s Restaurant Scene

Freddy Schwenk woke up at 2 on Tuesday morning to a barrage of texts and calls: people asking if he was safe, people asking if he knew what had happened. And then photographs of Geist, a bar and restaurant in Nashville’s Germantown neighborhood where he is the managing partner. The photos showed that two exterior…

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How to Cook Fake Meat

Good morning. J. Kenji López-Alt has a fascinating story on the cover of The Times’s food section this week, a look back at his two-and-a-half years of experimentation with cooking plant-based protein mixes designed to taste, look and feel like ground meat. Vegan meat, he calls this stuff, made mostly by two companies, Impossible Foods…

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Inside China’s All-Out War on the Coronavirus

As the leader of the World Health Organization team that visited China, Dr. Bruce Aylward feels he has been to the mountaintop — and has seen what’s possible. During a two-week visit in early February, Dr. Aylward saw how China rapidly suppressed the coronavirus outbreak that had engulfed Wuhan, and was threatening the rest of…

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From Plagues to Floods to Black Tuesday, Fashion Goes On

PARIS — That the final day of Paris Fashion Week was also a Mardi Noir — a Black Tuesday, with massed demonstrators marching furiously across the Place de la Concorde to the National Assembly to protest pension reform — seemed inevitable. Of course there would be revolt. There have been fires, plague, floods. How else…

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Ice Fishing Is Fun!

With frozen dirt road crunching under the car tires, my longtime fishing buddy (and paleontologist) Mike and I pull out of the driveway of my family cottage in New Hampshire for the hour drive north east toward the White Mountains , where an invite we’ve long coveted has us giddy. It’s to sit on a…

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How to Micro-Nest in Economy

When Martha Rose Ormerod, an engineering student from Wales, travels by air, she has a ritual. As soon as she is seated in her tiny economy-class seat, she sets out to personalize the space. Ms. Ormerod, 29, arranges a blanket and pillow, and the other essentials — “water bottle, book, lip balm and moisturizer” —…

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How Exercise May Affect Your Immunity

Does exercise help or hinder our bodies’ ability to fight off infections? In the context of the novel coronavirus outbreak, that question has gained urgency and also, thanks to recent research, emergent answers. The latest science suggests that being fit boosts our immune systems, and that even a single workout can amplify and improve our…

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The Return of Gage & Tollner, a Victorian Haunt With a New Vibe

The plastic sign, about 10 feet long with A-R-B-Y-’S spelled vertically, lay on its side by a ladder and some construction tools. “Do you want it?” Sohui Kim, the chef and an owner of the Brooklyn restaurants the Good Fork and Insa, asked a visitor. “You can have it.” That made it official: Gage &…

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