A Dish That Reflects Our Nation: Okra Soup

A lovely effect of the serious, much-needed changes happening in food media is that they have brought many new voices to the surface. After reading a powerful essay in Food & Wine by Amethyst Ganaway about the ongoing role of food as a tool of resistance in the Black community — whether through smuggling seeds,…

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London Fashion Week Gives Good TV

“An artist’s duty, as far as I am concerned, is to reflect the times.” That was Nina Simone, in the vintage video shot that opened Gareth Pugh’s new multidisciplinary documentary released during London Fashion Week. Entitled “The Reconstruction,” it was an hourlong making-of video about the creation of a visual album — though not exactly…

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TikTok and WeChat: What They Tell Us About the Global Internet

On Sunday, millions of phones across the United States buzzed with a peculiar notification: “TikTok is here to stay!” The alert led to a video post by TikTok’s interim global head, Vanessa Pappas. Without directly mentioning the Trump administration’s proposed ban, which was expected to go into effect that day, she thanked users for their…

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Can Luxury Fashion Ever Regain Its Luster?

Those shifts have prompted big questions about the business model of luxury fashion. Should fashion weeks be dismantled and rebuilt? Are cycles of new items every six months still the best approach when garment overproduction is under scrutiny, restricted lifestyles are commonplace and runway spectacles can feel out of step in a world with different…

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A London Fashion Week Where Beauty Was a Balm

LONDON — It was Sunday morning, the fourth day of London Fashion Week, and as sunlight streamed through the vaulted skylights of the Victoria Miro art gallery in East London, Victoria Beckham was preparing to unveil her latest collection. There was no runway, however, or front row or backstage scrum. Like all but two of…

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Despite Claims, Trump Rarely Uses Wartime Law in Battle Against Covid

As schools reopen and cold weather heightens the likelihood of a spike in coronavirus cases, nurses and doctors fear that shortages of the respirator masks, surgical gowns and disposable gloves needed to shield them from infection will return with a vengeance. President Trump has sweeping powers to compel companies to produce protective gear and to…

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Korean-Inspired Dishes at Umma by Noodlelove

Headliner Umma by Noodlelove Natalie Camerino, whose family is Korean and Italian, traveled throughout Asia, and opened Noodlelove two years ago. The counter-service restaurant served bowls based mostly on noodles, with multiple add-ons. But now, with little of the lunchtime traffic that was her bread and butter, she’s going more formal with a sit-down restaurant.…

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Is It Strange to Say I Miss the Bodies of Strangers?

Listen to This Article Audio Recording by Audm To hear more audio stories from publishers like The New York Times, download Audm for iPhone or Android. The last time I went to the Russian and Turkish Baths, tucked into the basement of an old tenement in the East Village, it was early March — right…

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‘I Had Heart Surgery in the Middle of a Coronavirus Hot Spot’

MIAMI — I really did not want to have heart surgery. Who wants their chest sliced open and carved like a turkey in the middle of a pandemic hot zone? But that’s what I did in August. An unruptured aneurysm quietly bulged in my aorta, the main artery of the body. For more than a…

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Jordan Daniels Isn’t Going Anywhere

Bustier bodysuit, belt, leggings, earrings, bracelet, handbags, slingbacks, all Saint Laurent by Anthony Vaccarello. Matthew Kristall Jordan Daniels is on the ferry when we speak, the tooting of tugboats and sound of rushing water punctuating our conversation. Doing an interview while in transit seems appropriate for the model, who has spent her life moving between…

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