Coronavirus Patient in California Was Not Tested for Days

A California coronavirus patient had to wait days to be tested because of restrictive federal criteria, which include travel to China or contact with someone known to be infected. Yet the patient tested positive, and may be the first person to be infected through community spread in the United States, the Centers for Disease Control…

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Giving Rosso di Montalcino a Second Look

Back in 2014, the last time our wine panel tried Rosso di Montalcino, one taster did not restrain himself in criticizing the wines. “I think Chianti blows these wines away,” said Chris Cannon, a veteran restaurateur and wine expert who is now the managing partner of Jockey Hollow Bar and Kitchen in Morristown, N.J. I…

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Josh Thomas’s Week: ‘Twitter Has Been a Real Problem’

After hopping around his native Australia last fall with his first stand-up show in six years, the comedian Josh Thomas returned home to Los Angeles. Now he’s taking his show on a U.S. tour through March 11, as well as preparing for a potential second season of “Everything’s Gonna Be Okay,” his Freeform show, which…

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Warren, Bloomberg and Rivals Agree: Trump Is ‘Not Ready’ for Coronavirus

Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts called Wednesday for the federal government to redirect money from the construction of President Trump’s border wall and put it toward the containment of the fast-spreading coronavirus. “I’m going to be introducing a plan tomorrow to take every dime that the president is now taking to spend on his racist…

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Is My Adult Son Too Old for House Rules?

We will be hosting our son, daughter-in-law and 3-year-old grandchild at our winter home for 10 days. My daughter-in-law is extremely lazy: She takes frequent naps and spends hours scrolling on her phone. My son is better, but he lays around in bed a lot, too. At their home, dishes go unwashed; clothes lie on…

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What Does «Vintage» Even Mean Anymore?

I remember where I was standing. It was May 2006, and I was attending a book publishing convention when I felt the splash of hot coffee on my calves. And I remember what I was wearing: a Chloé prancing-horse skirt I’d purchased on a financially delusional whim five years prior. This was an item deeply…

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Let’s Play Fashion Fantasy Football

PARIS — It was a bit of a shock to the fashion world on Sunday — at the end of Milan Fashion Week — when Miuccia Prada announced that Raf Simons would be joining her company as co-creative director. But only a bit of a shock. “Raf to Prada” rumors had been circulating for months.…

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Fear and Face Masks on the Front Row

PARIS — Uniformed men greeted guests at the Dries Van Noten show on Wednesday to offer disposable face masks — if anyone so desired — and big tubs of hand sanitizer (ditto). The coronavirus has its own accessories. Some attendees took advantage, even though everyone had just come from Kenzo, a show held in a…

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Most Coronavirus Cases Are Mild. That’s Good and Bad News.

HONG KONG — As a dangerous new coronavirus has ravaged China and spread throughout the rest of the world, the outbreak’s toll has sown fear and anxiety. Nearly 3,000 deaths. More than 81,000 cases. Six continents infected. But government officials and medical experts, in their warnings about the epidemic, have also sounded a note of…

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