Gucci Launches Off the Grid, Its First Sustainable Collection

Between rising consumer demands for sustainable practices and the secondhand clothing industry estimated to be valued at $64 billion by 2025, you can’t not practice eco-friendly fashion solutions. That’s the Herculean task that Gucci is taking on with Off the Grid, the Italian fashion house’s first environmentally-conscious collection heralded by creative director Alessandro Michele. «Gucci…

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The Real Lessons of Telfar, Kanye and the Gap

Late last week, when the embattled Gap brand announced, with great fanfare, that it was embarking on a 10-year partnership with Kanye West to create a new brand, Yeezy Gap, in an all-in bid for relevance and revitalization, a corner of the panting internet noticed one thing was amiss. “What about Telfar?” people asked. They…

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This Cookbook Raises Money for Restaurant Workers

The Lineup is an organization that sponsors dinners, open to the public, for which unheralded line cooks, chefs de cuisine and sous chefs — the heavy-lifters in the kitchen — prepare the food. Now, more than 30 of these chefs have contributed recipes for “On the Line,” a new digital fund-raising cookbook to support the…

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What Americans Need to Know About Europe’s Travel Ban

On July 1, after months of lockdown, European nations will begin to open their borders to nonessential travelers coming from a select list of countries in which the Covid-19 pandemic has been deemed sufficiently under control. The United States is not on the list. Moreover, the U.S. State Department continues to advise U.S. citizens to…

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Students Create a Magazine to Salute Their Heroes: Chefs of Color

At Food and Finance High School, a New York City public school devoted to culinary arts, the Junior Spring Showcase is a big deal. The students, who split their days between academic classes and hands-on work in the kitchen, prepare for the event all year. They work within a theme, studying a chosen topic and…

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Mask Fights: America Is Fighting Over Coronavirus Safety

On any given day, somewhere in the United States, someone is going to wake up, leave the house and get in a huge argument with a stranger about wearing masks. Grocery store managers are training staff on how to handle screaming customers. Fistfights are breaking out at convenience stores. Some restaurants even say they’d rather…

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Long Island City Gets a New Rooftop Restaurant

Headliner Perivoli Social distancing is not a huge challenge when your dining room is on a sprawling rooftop. Even with well-spaced tables, there are 100 seats. This restaurant, with partial views of the Queensboro Bridge and a view across the East River, has had more than one identity. Now it’s a Greek restaurant. The chef…

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Fraudulent Covid Antibody Tests? FBI Warns of Scammers, Identity Theft

The F.B.I. has issued a warning about scammers who advertise fraudulent Covid-19 antibody tests as a way to obtain personal information that can be used for identity theft or medical insurance fraud. The warning, issued Friday, is the latest in a series of alerts from the federal government about fraudulent exploitation of the coronavirus pandemic.…

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Chile Crisp Is Even Good With Ice Cream

On Oct. 22, 2018, at 8:59 a.m. Pacific time, Jenny Gao, the Los Angeles-based chef and founder of the Sichuan condiment company Fly By Jing, posted a photo on Twitter: an advertisement she saw at a shop in Chongqing, China, featuring a towering swirl of soft-serve vanilla ice cream, a slick of crimson-red, debris-studded chile…

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I’m Not Ready to Go Back to Restaurants. Is Anyone?

Last week, a worker at one of my favorite bakeries in Los Angeles tested positive for Covid-19. Bub and Grandma’s, which provides wonderfully crackly sourdough to restaurants, coffee shops and grocery stores all over the city, posted the news on Instagram: Staff members believed they had taken every precaution, but somehow the virus had still…

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