White House Blocked C.D.C. Order to Keep Cruise Ships Docked

The White House has blocked a new order from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to keep cruise ships docked until mid-February, a step that would have displeased the politically powerful tourism industry in the crucial swing state of Florida. The current “no sail” policy, which was originally put in place in April and…

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Now at the Boarding Gate: Coronavirus Tests

American Airlines said on Tuesday that it will offer coronavirus tests to passengers, joining United Airlines, Hawaiian Airlines and JetBlue Airways in rolling out preflight testing. Tampa International Airport also said it will offer tests. The tests, which range from rapid tests at the airport that return results in minutes to tests that take a…

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Paris Chef Commits Suicide After Assault Allegations, Family Says

PARIS — A Japanese chef known for two high-profile restaurants in Paris has taken his own life after being accused of sexual assault, his family announced on Tuesday. The chef, Taku Sekine, who had trained with Alain Ducasse before opening Dersou, known for its marriage of food and cocktails, and Cheval d’or, which combined Japanese…

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How to Have a Disagreement Like an Adult, According to Deepak Chopra

Deepak Chopra, the wellness and meditation star who has served as a spiritual adviser to Lady Gaga and is friends with the Dalai Lama, defines a disagreement as “a clash of egos.” In order to appropriately engage in a disagreement, then, the point cannot be to win it or change another’s opinion — “otherwise, they…

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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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