Rosella, Specializing in Sushi, Opens

Headliner Rosella Like many restaurants making their debuts now, this sushi specialist was supposed to open in the spring but had to postpone because of Covid-19. The wait is over. Though the majority of the city’s sushi restaurants import fish from Japan, this one gets its seafood, like fluke and yellowfin tuna, locally in an…

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A $52,112 Air Ambulance Ride: Coronavirus Patients Battle Surprise Bills

An intubated coronavirus patient was declining rapidly when doctors decided to airlift her to a hospital with better critical care resources. “It’s life or death,” the family of the 60-year-old woman recalled being told when it happened in April. “We have to transfer her now.” The patient was flown by helicopter from one Philadelphia hospital…

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Is It Street Wear or Is It Art?

As the number of abandoned storefronts and closed retail outlets continues to mount, the once unremarkable activity of shopping at brick-and-mortar stores can feel like reality askew — like a stroll through the Twilight Zone. As this glum new normal becomes, well, the norm, signs of life can be almost as jarring. Take, for instance,…

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Iceland Tourism Prepares for a Comeback

In a normal October, the Radisson BLU Saga Hotel in Reykjavik would be buzzing with tourists hoping for a glimpse of the Northern Lights, business travelers in town for trade fairs, honeymooners gearing up for a tour of Iceland’s waterfalls and geothermal spas. This year, of course, things are very different. “It’s surreal,” said Ingibjorg…

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The Best Shopbop Finds From Prime Day 2020

Jeremy MoellerGetty Images Prime Day officially kicked off this morning and the deals are vast. It’s good news for fashion people, because Shopbop (a member of the Amazon family—specifically, the cousin who has never looks disheveled a day in her life) has thousands of items on sale. Brace yourselves, we’re not exaggerating. We realize that…

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Marc Jacobs Has a Very Busy Personal Assistant

RYE, N.Y.—“Marc is going to be another 40 minutes,” said Nick Newbold, popping his shaggy, baseball-capped head into the kitchen of a rental house in this leafy, yuppie haven in Westchester County on a Sunday afternoon in late September. Marc is Marc Jacobs, who was hidden away in one of the home’s four bedrooms putting…

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The News Cycle Is Crushing Seattle’s Vibrant Restaurant Scene

SEATTLE — Tom Douglas still marvels at how quickly everything went south. “We were having a really good start of February,” said the veteran Seattle chef and restaurateur. He was set to sign a lease on a new space late in the month, which would have been his 14th restaurant overall. Mr. Douglas and his…

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Using the Pandemic as an Opportunity to Lose Weight and Get in Shape

It’s been somewhat of a running joke in a profoundly unfunny time: endless laments about the “quarantine 15” or “Covid 19,” referring to the number of pounds gained during lockdown. According to a June survey of 2,000 American adults by the weight loss program Nutrisystem, 76 percent of respondents gained weight, up to 16 pounds,…

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My Quest for Sadness

It was a gray early spring day just west of Cleveland, where my husband and I had driven from New York City to say goodbye to his dying aunt. My sister-in-law and our niece and nephew joined us at the hospice facility where Aunt Linda was already being administered palliative care. Aunt Linda was mostly…

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Prime Day is Offering These Editor-Approved Leggings For Only $20

It’s finally Prime Day, which means for the next 48 hours (or until October 14 12am PST), everything from AirPods to dutch ovens to fashion and far, far beyond is on sale. If you’re not sure where to start, there’s one deal in particular that anyone who’s been living in leggings these last few months…

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