A Charcoal Grill That Sizzles

Even with social distancing, four to six guests can sit around a big table with this cunning new grill in the middle and sizzle their own skewered meats, seafood or short ribs. As the company promises, the grill is safe to use on a tabletop, even wood. With the charcoal lit and roaring hot, I…

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Coronavirus Live Updates: Moderna and N.I.H. Begin Vaccine Trial

Here’s what you need to know: ImageRobert O’Brien, the national security adviser, on the South Lawn in March. He is the most senior White House official known to have contracted the coronavirus.Credit…Al Drago for The New York Times Trump’s national security adviser, Robert O’Brien, tested positive for the virus. President Trump’s national security adviser, Robert C.…

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The Doctor Behind the Disputed Covid Data

A college degree at 19. A medical school graduate with a Ph.D. at 27. By the time he completed training in vascular surgery in 2014, Dr. Sapan Desai had cast himself as an ambitious physician, an entrepreneur with an M.B.A. and a prolific researcher published in medical journals. Then the novel coronavirus hit and Dr.…

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Of Wine, Hand Gel and Heartbreak

HUNAWIHR, France — The tanker-truck pulled up and it was time to let it go. The decision to send the wine to the distillery had been made weeks ago. It still hurt. Soon the wine would be hand gel. “We’ve got to load it up now,” said Jérôme Mader, a 38-year-old winemaker, muttering to himself.…

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Finding Balance in a Summer Side

The most memorable summer meals don’t hinge on a single perfect dish. Instead, it is the interplay of multiple plates and platters — like a great mezze — that transforms them into an occasion. And a well-executed simple side is as critical to the whole menu as anything that may have taken hours to compose.…

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Dinner for One

Good morning. Had a nice visit with a friend the other evening, sitting on a tree stump in his yard after dinner. He’d made duck legs, he said, rubbed with salt, pepper and a few generous shakes of five-spice powder, cooked them low and slow on his grill, before blasting them at the end to…

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On the Lookout for Moose on Michigan’s Isle Royale

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, Tony Cenicola, a New York Times staff photographer, shares a collection…

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You Won’t Find These Masks at 7-Eleven

TOKYO — Rieko Kawanishi is the first to admit that the pearl-laden mask she designed is not the most effective defense against the coronavirus. “It’s full of holes,” she said with a laugh. But her handmade face covering, which she recommends wearing over a regular mask, reflects a sudden burst of creative attention in the…

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A Possible Weapon Against the Pandemic: Printing Human Tissue

This article is part of our continuing Fast Forward series, which examines technological, economic, social and cultural shifts that happen as businesses evolve. As shortages of personal protective equipment persist during the coronavirus pandemic, 3-D printing has helped to alleviate some of the gaps. But Anthony Atala, the director of the Wake Forest Institute for…

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With Eating Disorders, Looks Can Be Deceiving

Appearances, as I’m sure you know, can be deceiving. In one all-too-common example, adolescents and young adults with disordered eating habits or outright eating disorders often go unrecognized by both parents and physicians because their appearance defies common beliefs: they don’t look like they have an eating problem. One such belief is that people with…

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