Leïla Menchari, Who Turned Store Windows Into Art, Dies at 93

This obituary is part of a series about people who have died in the coronavirus pandemic. Read about others here. For more than a half-century Leïla Menchari transformed the windows of the Hermès flagship store in Paris into exotic worlds that allowed any passer-by, even for just a minute, free access to the fantasies of…

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A Rich (Very Rich) History of the Jewish Dairy Restaurant

Early last month, Ben Katchor and I sat in B&H Dairy, a narrow East Village restaurant, eating giant cheese blintzes topped with sour cream and discussing the finer points of their construction. Should they be rolled like an egg roll, or folded like a burrito? Deep-fried or pan-fried? Can you really make them with sliced…

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These Top Hollywood Agents Are Signing All the Influencers

Addison Easterling, a 19-year-old TikTok star with more than 30.6 million followers, had never shot an acting reel or auditioned for a big role. But after finding huge success on TikTok, which she joined just last summer, top talent agents in Los Angeles began to reach out. In December, she moved from Baton Rouge, La.,…

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The Rise of the D.I.Y. Haggadah

Maxwell House has long made Haggadot; the “Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” edition came out last year. A “Seinfeld”-themed version. What makes this Passover different from all other Passovers? With the coronavirus resembling a plague of biblical proportions and requiring stringent social distancing, the only guests at this year’s festivities may be from the Haggadah: a prayer…

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Easter Bunny and Tooth Fairy Deemed ‘Essential Workers’ in New Zealand

Around the world, billions are staying home to curb the spread of the coronavirus, except for medical personnel, police officers, pharmacists, grocery store workers and others who have been deemed essential workers in many places. In New Zealand, that list grew by two after the prime minister, Jacinda Ardern, announced on Monday that the Easter…

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Should You Breastfeed if You Have the Coronavirus?

As coronavirus continues to spread across the globe, we’re working to answer the questions on many parents’ minds. This is a fast-moving situation, so some information may be outdated. For the latest updates, read The New York Times’s live coronavirus coverage here. If you have a newborn and have tested positive for the coronavirus or…

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To Study a Problem That’s Everywhere, They’re Getting Creative

SAN DIEGO — Three years ago, Dimitri Deheyn noticed intensely blue stringy shapes as he examined jellyfish samples through a microscope in his marine biology lab at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California, San Diego. He assumed his lens was dirty, so he wiped it off with a special cloth. Then…

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How to Put Your Pantry in Order (and Stop Wasting Food)

I always thought my pantry was under control. I like to cook, my wife enjoys baking, and we like to think of ourselves as reasonably organized people. But when we recently dug into the deep, dark recesses of our cabinet to make way for the additional staples that would support an extended stay at home,…

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We Are All Doing the Best That We Can

Good morning. I took the dog to the beach on Saturday, stayed a long way away from people, stared out at the elegant gannets prowling for bunker, at a trio of terns pinwheeling in the sun, at a bufflehead couple floating on the swell. Then I went home and made sourdough pineapple muffins, riffing off…

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How Will We Know When It’s Time to Reopen the Nation?

ImageTimes Square on Friday.Credit…Angela Weiss/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images Everyone wants to know when we are going to be able to leave our homes and reopen the United States. That’s the wrong way to frame it. The better question is: “How will we know when to reopen the country?” Any date that is currently being…

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