The Vikings Were More Complicated Than You Might Think

Public fascination with the Vikings runs high these days, with several current television series available for bloody binge-watching. But the Vikings have never really gone out of fashion, whether as pure entertainment or because of their real historical importance. Periodically, scholars remind the public that the people we call Vikings did not think of themselves…

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Harlem’s Fashion Row Designers Created the Coolest Kids Collection

Janie and Jack rolls out very cute wares for the small set seasonally. But its most recent collection has a more high fashion bent— a collaboration on a children’s collection with Harlem’s Fashion Row, founded in 2007 by Brandice Daniel as a platform for multi-cultural designers. And BAZAAR has a sneak peek at three of…

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The Hosts of ‘Back Issue’ Want to Throw It Back

Remember when watching the sitcoms “Martin” and “Living Single” or the variety show “In Living Color” meant that it was the end of the day and it was time to have a laugh? Or when Tyra Banks gave her now iconic “We were rooting for you!” rant on “America’s Next Top Model?” On “Back Issue,”…

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Oculus Quest 2 Review: Solid V.R. Headset, but Few Games

A group of five boxers and I recently threw punches to upbeat music while an instructor egged us on. By the end of the 20-minute workout, I’d broken a sweat and my smartwatch showed my heart rate thumping at 140 beats a minute. Normally, this would be the result of a workout at my local…

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Covid-19 Vaccines Will Be Free for Americans, Warp Speed Officials Say

Federal officials outlined details Wednesday of their preparations to administer a future coronavirus vaccine to Americans, saying they would begin distribution within 24 hours of any approval or emergency authorization, and that their goal was that no American “has to pay a single dime” out of their own pocket. The officials, who are part of…

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Sweatpants Are Not Forever

So to New York Fashion Week, the first event of the pandemic-doused world that may provide at least the inkling of an answer to the questions that have bloomed around fashion since the moment stores first closed their doors and factories shut down. Will this time of crisis create any real lasting change in an…

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Is Coronavirus Affecting the Hearts of College Athletes?

In a new study of 26 college athletes who tested positive for coronavirus, four later showed signs of inflammation in their heart muscles. The study, published in JAMA Cardiology, was small and limited but tees up the issue of whether Covid-19, although primarily a respiratory disease, might also affect the hearts of infected people, even…

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That Mushroom Motorcycle Jacket Will Never Go Out of Style

There are traditionally two ways to make a leather jacket. One involves a cow, and takes years. Another involves synthetic fabric, and requires plastic. But there’s a third option: thick sheets of woven fungus, grown over a couple of weeks on anything from sawdust to agricultural waste. “It feels a bit and smells a bit…

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House Hunting in Norway: Eco-Friendly With Fjord Views for $1.9 Million

A Modern Four-Bedroom on Norway’s Southern Shores $1.9 MILLION (17 MILLION NORWEGIAN KRONER) This four-bedroom home sits on a hillside in the town of Stavern, a popular summer destination on the Vestfold coast in southern Norway. Designed by the architect Rune Breili and built in 2016, the 3,423-square-foot house has many energy-saving features, including solar…

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Ely Lilly Claims Experimental Drug Protects Covid-19 Patients

A single infusion of an experimental drug has markedly reduced blood levels of the coronavirus in newly infected patients and lowered the chances that they would need hospitalization, the drug’s maker announced on Wednesday. The drug is a monoclonal antibody, a manufactured copy of an antibody produced by a patient who recovered from Covid-19, the…

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