More Melty Cheese

Welcome back to Five Weeknight Dishes. As the weeks wear on, I am missing so much food I would like to be eating — hot popcorn at the movies, ice-cold Caesar salad at a restaurant, fried oysters on a planned beach trip — that it feels right and necessary to indulge in small ways, like…

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Trump Calls This Drug a ‘Game Changer.’ Doctors Aren’t So Sure.

Just a month ago, Dr. Bushra Mina had no playbook to treat patients who were arriving with coronavirus at Lenox Hill Hospital in Manhattan. His first encounter was with an older man whose health declined quickly. No drugs were approved to treat this highly infectious virus, and there was little Dr. Mina could do but…

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The Pandemic Work Diary of a Video-Streaming C.E.O.

Anjali Sud has never been busier. As the chief executive of Vimeo — a video-streaming platform with 175 million registered users — Ms. Sud is dealing with swelling traffic as the world, sheltering in place, looks for virtual connections. “We woke up a few weeks ago to unprecedented demand,” she said. “We’re seeing increased usage across…

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When Duty Calls, and Menaces

We’re a married couple, both doctors, originally drawn to medicine because we want to be of value at times of need. But as Chicago approaches its projected surge, and with infections likely continuing for months, we’re debating what we can and should do. If we’re asked to treat Covid-19 patients, we want to help, in…

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Online Balls and Making Art

With the New York party scene on hiatus, here is how some patrons and society figures are spending their time and resources during the coronavirus pandemic. David Kratz Age: 62 Occupation: president of the New York Academy of Art Favorite charities: Women in Need; the Heart of Art, an auction for the American Nurses Foundation.…

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Love Letter: Reunited After a Long-Distance Marriage

[Sign up here to receive Love Letter, a weekly newsletter about relationship highs, lows and woes, in your inbox every Friday.] The coronavirus has forced many couples to make difficult decisions about their living arrangements. For some, their proximity to virus hot spots has caused them to shelter in place separately, while others have expedited…

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You’ll Never Guess the Secret Ingredient in This One-Bowl Cake

Born out of a scarcity of fresh eggs, chocolate mayonnaise cake was one of those Depression-era recipes that sounds a lot stranger than it tastes. After all, cakes rely on eggs and fat for tenderness and richness, and mayo is made of exactly those things, plus some salt and vinegar to give it tang. But…

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A Day of Delivering Meals and Hope

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. — Traffic lights signal to empty streets. Parks are deserted, except for the squirrels. And no one knows for sure whether this city’s famed racecourse will open this year. But on Monday morning, as a hard rain pelted the windows, the main room of the Salvation Army building downtown was bustling with…

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We All Live in Bubbles Now. How Safe Is Yours?

The problem was not the girlfriend, the singer, the drummer and the guitarist told their recording engineer. They liked his girlfriend. They trusted his girlfriend. It was her four roommates and their friends and their lovers. Who were they seeing? What were they touching? And so the members of Sure Sure, a self-described “art pop…

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