The Scientist, the Air and the Virus

When Linsey Marr’s son started attending day care 12 years ago, she noticed that he kept getting sick with the sniffles and other minor illnesses. But unlike most parents, Dr. Marr, an aerosol scientist at Virginia Tech, tried to figure out why. “When I’d pick him up, I’d find out that more than half the…

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A Shooting Star, and Then Sparks Flew

Genevieve Elise Becker and Charles Parker McCarty met through a mutual friend when they were Washington interns in 2014 for two North Carolina senators — she for Kay R. Hagan, a Democrat, and he for Richard M. Burr, a Republican. “We were obviously both interested in politics, but neither of us was combative or hard-core,”…

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A Street Wear Designer Who Graduated From ‘Yeezy University’

Name: Philip Post Age: 24 Hometown: Norwalk, Conn. Now lives: In a three-bedroom apartment in the Bushwick section of Brooklyn that he shares with two artists. Claim to fame: Mr. Post, who is also known as Prince Philippe, is the designer, painter and artist behind Dertbag, a Connecticut street wear brand that has been spotted…

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Low Effort, High Reward

Hello! And welcome to Five Weeknight Dishes. I’m Margaux Laskey, an editor at NYT Cooking, and I’m filling in for Emily Weinstein this week. As a mom of two little kids, there is a definite silver lining to this whole sheltering-in-place business: Before quarantine, our day-to-day life was a blur of to-dos and drop-offs, but…

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What Do I Do if My Employer Does Something I Can’t Abide?

Send questions about the office, money, careers and work-life balance to workfriend@nytimes.com. Include your name and location, or a request to remain anonymous. Letters may be edited. On Taking a Stand I work at The New York Times. On June 3, the Opinion section ran an Op-Ed by Senator Tom Cotton that I found deeply…

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Your 2020 Virtual Pride Event Guide

Gay bars, drag shows, concerts, performances, galleries — and, of course, Pride marches. These are among the places and spaces that have long fostered camaraderie and community among L.G.B.T.Q. people. Connections so often centered on in-person events, particularly in urban areas. But this year is not like most years, not by any stretch. In the…

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The Italian Cafe Where New Yorkers Sample La Dolce Vita

In this series for T, the author Reggie Nadelson revisits New York institutions that have defined cool for decades, from time-honored restaurants to unsung dives. You don’t need to have been born in New York, or even to have lived here very long, to be a real New Yorker. All it takes is a certain…

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A Good Story to Tell Their Future Children

When Katherine Hernandez and Jason Perez were each asked to describe their 10-year relationship in a single word, they simultaneously blurted out the same word: amazing. But four months ago, Ms. Hernandez, 36, and Mr. Perez, 37, were feeling anything but amazing when they realized their wedding had to be scaled back because of the…

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In Fine Print, Airlines Make It Harder to Fight for Passenger Rights

As air travel reopens and flight bookings begin to creep up, AvGeeks — aviation geeks — and others may notice some new legalese in the fine print when they buy plane tickets. More and more carriers are adding clauses that require passengers to settle disputes with the airline in private arbitration, rather than in court,…

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‘We Fascinated Them’: Shailah Edmonds on a Golden Era of Black Models

At a piano bar in the Hell’s Kitchen neighborhood of Manhattan, just before night life shut down across the city, a 71-year-old former model named Shailah Edmonds performed her one-woman cabaret show to a two-drink-minimum crowd. Ms. Edmonds, who stands 6-foot-2 in heels, wore a chiffon dress and a bejeweled head wrap as she told…

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