Fashion Magazine Editors, Take a Page From Audrey Withers

A woman in an hourglass suit poses, back to the camera, against the ruins of a bombed-out church in London. A study in incongruity by Cecil Beaton, that image was all the more riveting since it appeared not in a newsreel or in one of London’s proliferating tabloids, but in the rarefied pages of British…

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Lessons on Coronavirus Testing From the Adult Film Industry

As more states open up and people return to work, companies are looking for guidance on how to keep workers safe from infection. Some experts suggest looking to what may seem an unlikely model: the adult film industry. It survived a different pandemic — an outbreak of H.I.V. infections in the late 1990s that almost…

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How 3 Fashion Editors Style the Iconic Clarks Desert Boot

Few fashion items have managed to transcend the trend cycle quite like the Clarks Original Desert Boot. Since Clarks first introduced the design into the fashion vernacular 70 years ago, the boot’s minimalist design and universal functionality have made it a closet staple for generation after generation. And today, the style’s enduring legacy and classic…

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You May Have Antibodies After Coronavirus Infection. But Not for Long.

It’s a question that has haunted scientists since the pandemic began: Does everyone infected with the virus produce antibodies — and if so, how long do they last? Not very long, suggests a new study published Thursday in Nature Medicine. Antibodies — protective proteins made in response to an infection — may last only two…

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10 Reasons You Should Give Riesling Another Look

No other wine has been the object of such devoted campaigning, proselytizing and ardor as riesling. What has been the result of all that fervor? Yawns, mostly. According to Nielsen, retail sales of riesling in the United States have dropped over the last few years, though they shot upward over the first two-and-a-half months of…

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Where Black Lives Matter Protesters Stream Live Every Day: Twitch

When Shawn Whiting began documenting the protests over George Floyd’s death late last month, he started by posting photos and videos on Twitter and livestreaming marches on the social media service. But Mr. Whiting, 32, a video game designer in Seattle, quickly decided that Twitter’s video and audio quality wasn’t good enough. So he checked…

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Padma Lakshmi Finds a New Voice, Amplifying the Voices of Others

“Am I stepping on anything?” Padma Lakshmi asks on her new show “Taste the Nation,” as the farmer Scott Chang-Fleeman guides her through rows of dirt. “Please, tell me! I don’t want to be a rude guest!” At Shao Shan Farm in Bolinas, Calif., Mr. Chang-Fleeman tends to hakurei turnips; Chinese cauliflower; Taiwanese cabbage; an…

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Help! It’s Been Months. I’m Still in a Travel Mess.

I’ve received thousands of emails from Times readers since the coronavirus put the brakes on travel in mid-March. And if there’s one thing that’s obvious, it’s that the aftershocks of canceled trips persist. Unclear policies, confusing customer-service protocols and not-yet-fulfilled refunds continue to be an issue — months later, and even as the world reopens.…

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Climate Change Tied to Pregnancy Risks, Affecting Black Mothers Most

WASHINGTON — Pregnant women exposed to high temperatures or air pollution are more likely to have children who are premature, underweight or stillborn, and African-American mothers and babies are harmed at a much higher rate than the population at large, according to sweeping new research examining more than 32 million births in the United States.…

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Striking a Pose on FaceTime

Tia Nash, a wedding photographer from New Orleans, was looking forward to a busy spring. She had wedding and engagement photo shoots lined up months in advance, and in mid-March managed to photograph three weddings in one weekend. But a few days later, Ms. Nash became ill with what she believed was the coronavirus, and…

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