Class Is in Session Everywhere Now

This article is part of our latest Learning special report, which focuses on the challenges of online education during the coronavirus outbreak. Sometime in mid- to late March, it seemed as if the whole world suddenly shut down and moved online in a matter of days as the coronavirus crisis intensified. Luckily, institutions ranging from…

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When Mental Distress Comes Home

The panic spirals up from somewhere in Connor Langan’s midsection, and so quickly that his face changes; wild in the eyes, his upper lip trembling, he sometimes punches a wall in frustration. Such episodes resulted in Connor, 17, being placed on leave from high school late last year, and in early March he agreed to…

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Coronavirus in NY: Many Would Go Hungry Without These Drivers

New York City’s pantries for low-income residents and meal-delivery services for shut-ins are dependent, now more than ever, on drivers who keep the food moving. April 23, 2020 “A lot of my clients don’t get to interact with people unless it’s me,” said Mr. Gumbs, 48, who drove a school bus for 10 years before…

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Altuzarra and Etsy Launch A Sustainable Home Decor Collection

Shana Novak On the heels of Earth Day, two major forces come together to bring you a sustainable collection just in time to upgrade your WFH living situation. Dropping today, American fashion designer Joseph Altuzarra partnered with Etsy for an exclusive edit of home décor. “I love nothing more than to be home with my…

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Hollywood Beacons in the Night

LOS ANGELES — They survived the Great Depression, when tickets cost a dime. Neither earthquake nor greedy developer has been able to topple them. Over the decades, they have endured the rise of the VCR and the indignity of showing “Cats.” But the coronavirus pandemic — so far — has outmatched the remaining movie palaces…

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The Craft Distilling Industry May Be Felled by Social Distancing

For Todd Thrasher, it seemed like a sure bet. In October 2018, he opened a sprawling bar and rum distillery along the newly revitalized District Wharf in Washington, D.C., with three floors, space for 300 diners and 56 employees. He figured that with the area’s heavy foot traffic and a booming local economy, his wager…

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In Pairing Wine and Food, Experience Is the Best Teacher

Pairing wine with food has come to symbolize much of the intimidation, apprehension and pretension that, for many people, intrude on the elemental enjoyment of a good bottle. Why? Because the notion that you require books, apps and arcane charts and graphs to determine which sort of wine will mesh with the characteristics of a…

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Chardonnay the Oregon Way

Long ago in ancient times, before the pandemic, I decided that the next topic for Wine School would be chardonnays from the Willamette Valley of Oregon. I thought it was a great idea then. Now, it’s still a good idea, except that the restrictions on shopping, not to mention the economic disaster that many people…

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How to Cut Your Own Bangs

We can help you trim existing straight or wavy bangs. Come watch Lily Benson, our off-platform visual editor, as she takes these tips for a test drive. If you don’t have bangs already, don’t do it. You deserve better than a coronavirus isolation hair disaster. You will need: Scissors. If you have hair cutting scissors,…

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