The Tricky Dance of Sharing a Winery in the Pandemic Era

SEBASTOPOL, Calif. — No business is built to withstand the physical distancing demands of the coronavirus pandemic. But Pax Mahle Wines here in western Sonoma County is less equipped than most. That’s because the winery is home to at least six different producers, all sharing space and equipment. Depending on whether you count side projects…

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High School Seniors Are Making Yearbooks on Instagram

As high school seniors across the country mourn the loss of year-end rituals like dressing for prom and walking across the stage at graduation, at least one tradition is alive and well: yearbook signing, though not with a pen. Hundreds of students have created yearbook accounts on Instagram to celebrate their classmates’ achievements and share…

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Restaurant Burglaries on the Rise as Thieves Target the Liquor

In New Haven, Conn., a man broke into a Cuban restaurant and spent days drinking his way through the liquor selection. In San Jose, Calif., a restaurant owner watched from his phone as security cameras recorded a burglar’s helping himself to the best bottles in the bar. And in San Francisco, a restaurant in the…

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Pegu Club, a Pioneering Manhattan Cocktail Bar, Won’t Reopen

Pegu Club, the SoHo bar that kicked the cocktail revival in New York City into high gear when it opened in 2005 and quickly became one of the most influential cocktail bars in the world, will not reopen, a victim of the citywide restaurant and bar shutdown in the coronavirus pandemic. “It is with a…

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Will the Food Habits of Scallion Nation Outlast Quarantine?

I’ve charted the microtrends on social media — scraggly scallion butts taking root in water; hungry sourdough starters burping on kitchen counters; more and more dishes built sensibly, and creatively, from scraps that some home cooks once considered garbage. Many of the people lucky enough to isolate seem to be shopping more thoughtfully, from local…

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Old Drugs May Find a New Purpose: Fighting the Coronavirus

In the early 1950s, psychiatrists began treating schizophrenia with a new drug called chlorpromazine. Seven decades later, the drug is still used as an anti-psychotic. But now scientists have discovered that the drug, also known as Thorazine, can do something entirely different. It can stop the new coronavirus that causes Covid-19 from invading cells. Driven…

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Why Days 5 to 10 Are So Important When You Have Coronavirus

When a relative of mine recently became seriously ill with what seemed to be a coronavirus infection, my first question was about timing. How many days ago did your symptoms start? Marking your calendar at the first sign of illness, and tracking your fever and oxygen levels, are important steps in monitoring a coronavirus infection.…

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I Need a Vacation From Parenting in Isolation

My ex-husband, the father of my two young children, moved to the Catskills with his girlfriend. He hasn’t been seeing our kids during the pandemic because he says his girlfriend is “terrified she will die if they visit.” She claims to have a lung issue (that he only learned about recently). The kids and I…

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While at Home, Let’s Color the World

The Times’s Travel section is tasked with bringing you the world. But with the world on pause, we’re inviting you to explore far-flung destinations through another, more interactive medium: coloring pages, inspired by some of our favorite travel photos. Coloring books — for children and adults alike — have emerged with a new zeitgeist as…

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