What to Do With All That Zucchini

Gabrielle Hamilton wrote a terrific column for The Times recently about how hard it is to cook the food she serves at Prune, her restaurant in the East Village of Manhattan, as if there weren’t line cooks in the kitchen but instead “a gentle older woman back there in heavy stockings and a cardigan.” There’s…

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From Long-Distance Running to Long-Distance Love

Anthony Bristol Tran likes to imagine how he might have met Sean Michael Theriault. His alternate version tells of a kinetic encounter: Dr. Tran, a serious runner, sees a dashing, hazel-eyed man go past him during a marathon. Their eyes catch. A gaze is held just a moment too long. And then, just like that,…

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You Know That Apartment Next Door?

When Megha Jain said that Gopal Narsimhamurthy is “completely unlike any man I have ever met,” she was speaking about the man whom she met in June 2018. He was the man who took 15 round-trip flights — from Dublin, where he lived at the time, to New York, where she lived — during a…

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In Sign of Progress, Fewer Than 1% of New York’s Virus Tests Are Positive

This briefing has ended. Read live coronavirus updates here. Here’s what you need to know: ImageNew Yorkers registering for testing in Brooklyn.Credit…Spencer Platt/Getty Images ‘Be smart’: New Yorkers get good news on virus numbers, but also a warning. The share of virus tests coming back positive in New York State has stayed below 1 percent…

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A Nostalgic (if Isolating) Road Trip Along Route 66

At the onset of the coronavirus pandemic, with travel restrictions in place worldwide, we launched a new series — The World Through a Lens — in which photojournalists help transport you, virtually, to some of our planet’s most beautiful and intriguing places. This week, Luke Sharrett shares a collection of images taken along Route 66.…

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A Pit Stop and a Pause to Reflect on a Summer That Wasn’t

Labor Day weekend is typically a chance to take a last deep breath of summer — to fit in one final county fair, extended-family gathering, or long beach weekend — before settling into a new school year or returning to a busy fall. But like everything else since the coronavirus arrived, the joys and rhythms…

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Shopping for Compact Lounge Chairs

Lounge chairs are defining pieces in most living rooms, but they take up a lot of space. And if your living room is on the small side, that can create problems. “One of the biggest mistakes people make is buying furniture that’s the wrong scale for the space,” said Sheila Bridges, the New York-based interior…

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The Risks of the Prescribing Cascade

The medical mistakes that befell the 87-year-old mother of a North Carolina pharmacist should not happen to anyone, and my hope is that this column will keep you and your loved ones from experiencing similar, all-too-common mishaps. As the pharmacist, Kim H. DeRhodes of Charlotte, N.C., recalled, it all began when her mother went to…

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Paella to Go From Mercado Little Spain

Paella to go in a proper pan, big enough to serve three or four, is the latest offering at José Andrés’s Spanish market in Hudson Yards. This is not your usual kitchen-sink paella, but a precise one that features only imported Mediterranean red shrimp and cuttlefish. It’s the first of what will be a changing…

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When a Jigger Just Won’t Do

You think baking is demanding when it comes to precision? Try mixing a drink. Cocktail Kingdom, a company that sells everything you need for your bar but the booze, has introduced a set of six handsome stainless steel measuring spoons designed by the mixologist Jim Meehan. They go from a quarter-teaspoon to a tablespoon and…

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