The Acclaimed Soba Maker Who Champions Home Cooking

Wandering among the artisanal shops of Kamakura, Japan, with her grandmother, a young Sonoko Sakai used to watch with fascination as tofu makers, tea roasters and rice millers crafted their products by hand. There was a fishmonger who delicately sliced and dried his fish on wire mesh screens, and a senbei (rice cracker) maker who…

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A Designer Who Got Her Discipline From Dance

When the New York-based women’s wear designer Marina Moscone was 3, she stole her father’s burgundy leather briefcase and used it to carry around the sketches she made wherever she went. Not long after, she announced to her parents that she was becoming a fashion designer. A few years later, at age 7, she decided…

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The Designer Bringing Traditional Persian Fabrics to British Men’s Wear

This past January, during men’s fashion week in London, the designer Paria Farzaneh invited guests to an East London boys’ school for an Iranian wedding. A bride sat onstage in a traditional white lace gown before a banquet of Persian pastries and urns overflowing with pastel-colored roses and baby’s breath. The groom, seated next to…

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At Least 97,000 Children in the U.S. Tested Positive in Last 2 Weeks of July

This briefing has ended. Read live coronavirus updates here. Here’s what you need to know: ImageA child gets a test at a site in Compton, Calif., in April.Credit…Robyn Beck/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images At least 97,000 children in the U.S. tested positive for the coronavirus in the last two weeks of July. At least 97,000…

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She Explains ‘Mansplaining’ With Help From 17th-Century Art

This story begins, as so many do these days, on Twitter. Last May, Nicole Tersigni, a Detroit-based writer, logged onto the social media platform at the end of a long day. She was tired and frazzled from looking after her 8-year-old daughter, who was home sick at the time. “So I go online just to…

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On the Shores of Cape Cod, Where the Oyster Is Their World

At the onset of the coronavirus pandemic, with travel restrictions in place worldwide, we launched a series — The World Through a Lens — in which photojournalists help transport you, virtually, to some of our planet’s most beautiful and intriguing places. This week, Randy Harris shares a collection of images from the shores of Cape…

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Shopping for Multi-Light Pendants

There’s a new kind of light fixture elbowing its way into territory once dominated by the chandelier. You may have already spotted it, spreading out above dining tables and cascading down stairwells: the multi-light pendant. Rather than dangling a single cluster of crystal or a circular armature of bulbs, these fixtures suspend light over a…

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Stephen Hahn, F.D.A. Chief, Is Caught Between Scientists and the President

As the coronavirus surged across the Sunbelt, President Trump told a crowd gathered at the White House on July 4 that 99 percent of virus cases are “totally harmless.” The next morning on CNN, the host Dana Bash asked Dr. Stephen Hahn, the commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration and one of the nation’s…

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A Rare Economic Bright Spot in the U.S. Health System: The Vet’s Office

The human health care system has struggled financially through the coronavirus pandemic, losing billions from the cancellations of lucrative elective operations as patients were first told to stay away from hospitals and then were leery of setting foot in one. The canine and feline health system, though, is booming. “It’s crazy, in a good way,”…

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Should a Study on Pesticides Affect Our Use of Them?

With summer here and more people choosing to escape their coronavirus prisons into yards, parks, woods and streets, a recent study suggests yet another potential health risk, albeit one far less concerning than the virus: exposure to pyrethroids, a major group of insecticides widely used to protect against everything from malaria parasites and West Nile…

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