The Burberry Show Was Not About a Cult

It is almost impossible these days to see billowing orange smoke in a densely wooded forest and not feel portents of doom. Especially when the smoke is accompanied by a deep atonal voice intoning, “To be human is to hide away.” It was almost impossible, in other words, to watch the Burberry spring 2021 show…

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Cruise Ships Can’t Sail. But the Behemoth Vessels Are Still a Draw.

As the ferry slowly turned the corner of the Hengistbury headland off Britain’s southwest coast, the passengers on board stood up and gaped at the silhouettes of giant cruise ships moored in the distance, letting out bursts of exhilaration as the vessels came into focus. “What a beauty, what a sight,” one man shouted, as…

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Many Hospitals Charge More Than Twice What Medicare Pays for the Same Care

Hospitals across the country are charging private insurance companies 2.5 times what they get from Medicare for the same care, according to a new RAND Corporation study of hospital prices released on Friday. In a half-dozen of 49 states in the survey, including West Virginia and Florida, private insurers paid three or more times what…

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Carole Baskin of ‘Tiger King’ Gets Her Own Show

Carole Baskin, the animal rights activist who gained national attention while sparring with exotic tiger keepers on the popular Netflix documentary “Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness,” is getting her own show. The new show will star Ms. Baskin and her husband, Howard Baskin, of Big Cat Rescue in Tampa, Fla., according to a statement…

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C.D.C.’s Contentious Testing Guidance on Covid-19 Was Not Written by Its Scientists

Here’s what you need to know: ImageTesting at the Wyandotte County Health Department in Kansas last month.Credit…Christopher (KS) Smith for The New York Times A much-criticized testing recommendation on the C.D.C.’s website last month was not written by C.D.C. scientists. A heavily criticized recommendation from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention last month about…

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Tale of a Classic SoHo Loft

Linda Sampson bought her loft in SoHo back in 1972 for $15,000. “That was a lot,” said Ms. Sampson, an artist, who had to borrow $10,000 from her father to close on the apartment. “I could have bought a co-op on the Bowery for $5,000, but I thought, ‘Who wants to live on the Bowery?’…

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How a Restaurateur and Activist Spends Her Sundays

In 2016, Claire Sprouse moved from San Francisco, where she had become an outspoken activist on sustainability in bars, to New York in an effort to continue her mission here. Three years later, she opened Hunky Dory, her eclectic and earthy restaurant and bar in Crown Heights, Brooklyn, which focuses on minimizing waste and features…

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Facing Impossible Obstacles Together

On Oct. 27, 2018, Dillon Dreher, a welder’s assistant from Greeley, Colo., was working with a crew at an oil field near rural Briggstown, Colo., when a power tool he was using threw off sparks, causing a massive oil tank to erupt in flames. He was airlifted to North Colorado Medical Center with burns over…

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A Candlelit Proposal for a Couple Used to the Spotlight

This past March, as Ben Chase and Rachel Schur watched a string quartet perform Vivaldi’s “Four Seasons” in a candlelit church in Manhattan’s East Village, Mr. Chase leaned over and whispered something into Ms. Schur’s ear. There was a swell in the music, and a glint as Mr. Chase pressed a ring into Ms. Schur’s…

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Two Years Later, the Timing Was Right

Harrison Remler was asked if his fiancée, Jill Lieberman, was his rock. “Are you kidding me, no way,” Mr. Remler said, laughing. “She’s my boulder, and by that I mean she is always there for me. She always has my back, no matter the circumstances.” Mr. Remler and Ms. Lieberman, both 28, first met on…

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