The 49 Best Gifts You Can Get on Amazon Prime in 2020

If going to the mall during the holidays drove you nuts before 2020, then Amazon Prime will save your soul now more than ever before. Where else can you buy a wool Mackage coat, a sculpted bust of a greek god, a cardboard turntable for cats, and toilet paper? From the comfort of your couch.…

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Spend Some Time With Your Pandemic Logbooks

Took Mom for a foliage ride without masks. Picked up medical supplies for an off-site flu clinic at a retirement community. Very dark, wrong turn, lost and late. Ate mixed nuts from a white Russel Wright bowl while a neighbor played piano and the dog sang along. A few weeks ago, thinking about how we’ll…

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Oyinda is Ready for Her Own Empire

This year has offered a rare opportunity for many artists to slow down, reflect on what they value most, and delve deeper into their creative process. “Coming up for air,” (followed by a turtle emoji) is how rising star, Oyinda, describes the current state of her creativity in an Instagram bio. But for the London-bred,…

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Credit Where It’s Due

Good morning. You know what’s a great recipe? Pork chops in lemon-caper sauce. Until a few days ago, it appeared on NYT Cooking under my byline, with a note above the ingredients explaining where it came from: the author and editor Toni Tipton-Martin’s excellent cookbook, “Jubilee.” The recipe appeared under my byline because I wrote…

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The Best Looks from Paris Fashion Week Spring-Summer 2021

Courtesy of Dries Van Noten This season feels drastically different due to COVID-19. While some designers opted for virtual presentations, others presented intimate shows, where attendees sat socially distanced with masks on. As fashion month lands in Paris, the looks keep rolling in. At Dior there was a fixation on the feminine while Kenzo nodded…

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Kerby Jean-Raymond is Reebok’s New Creative Director

When Kerby Jean-Raymond joined forces with Reebok in 2017, the Pyer Moss designer had one job: to create a sneaker and a few clothing items to support the shoe’s debut. That inaugural collection blossomed into an ongoing partnership between the two brands that spawned several collections and sneakers. After making an indelible mark on the…

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Isabelle Huppert on the Transformational Power of Shoes

To channel an unhinged cat lady, Isabelle Huppert wears pointy mustard mules. To embody a diva courting eternal youth, she wears electric purple pumps embellished with crystals. In the business of character building, these are very important details, even if the character appears only once, in a minute-long scene. Six of these scenes make up…

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Huge Study of Coronavirus Cases in India Offers Some Surprises to Scientists

With 1.3 billion people jostling for space, India has always been a hospitable environment for infectious diseases of every kind. And the coronavirus has proved to be no exception: The country now has more than six million cases, second only to the United States. An ambitious study of nearly 85,000 of those cases and nearly…

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How the Show ‘Alone’ Sparked a Solo Trip and a Tough Realization

This article is part of a series on resilience in troubled times — what we can learn about it from history and personal experiences. When I realized March wasn’t going to end like it started, I developed two obsessions. The first was drinking water out of an empty antique whiskey bottle. I liked the feel…

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Will Pfizer’s Vaccine Be Ready in October? Here’s Why That’s Unlikely.

In media appearances and talks with investors, Pfizer’s chief executive nearly always mentions a word that is so politically perilous, most of his competitors shy away from it: October. “Right now, our model — our best case — predicts that we will have an answer by the end of October,” the chief executive, Dr. Albert…

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