New Balance and Staud Team Up for California-Inspired Activewear

Courtesy Just as we accepted our fate of wearing the same sweatpants for the rest of eternity, a hot designer collaboration has arrived to up our shelter-in-place style. New Balance, the New England athletic brand known for hot dad shoes and non-hot dad shoes alike, is teaming up with Instagram-favorite brand Staud. The collection meets…

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As States Rush to Reopen, Scientists Fear a Coronavirus Comeback

Millions of working people and small-business owners who cannot earn money while sheltering at home are facing economic ruin. So dozens of states, seeking to ease the pain, are coming out of lockdown. Most have not met even minimal criteria for doing so safely, and some are reopening even as coronavirus cases rise, inviting disaster.…

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The Coziest Vegetable-and-Sausage Soup for Those Chilly May Days

Winter has not released its grip on us here in the Northeast, with cold, rainy days peppering the week even this late in May. And that means I’m still making big pots of hearty, warming soup, using all the odds and ends from the refrigerator and freezer. It’s a time-honored strategy that always produces the…

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When ‘Valley Girl’ (and Nicolas Cage) Shook Up Hollywood

Four shots of nude breasts. That’s what the producers of “Valley Girl” demanded of their potential director, Martha Coolidge. If she wanted the gig — overseeing what was set to be a low-budget, exploitative high-school romp that could lure teen boys like “Porky’s” did — she’d need to make sure the requisite skin appeared onscreen.…

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Three Weeks in April: An E.M.T. Crew Faces Exhaustion, Isolation and Death

After three years living in Nairobi, Kenya, working as a photojournalist throughout Africa and the Middle East, I decided I wanted to move home and pursue a career in public safety. I had always been interested in emergency medicine and was an emergency medical technician in college, so I got recertified and was hired by…

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A New Lease With More Space Than They Needed

Renata Certo-Ware and Tristan Graham, both 34, met in 2016, when she and her roommates at the time posted on Craigslist about an extra bedroom in their Philadelphia apartment for sublet. “Tristan answered the ad,” she said. “He came, had his backpack on, and my first words when he left were, ‘We’ll never see that…

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Study Offers Details of U.S. Children Severely Sickened by Coronavirus

As concern grows over the potential for children to become seriously ill from the coronavirus, a new study paints the most detailed picture yet of American children who were treated in intensive care units throughout the United States as the pandemic was taking hold in the country. None of the children in the study, published…

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Coronavirus World Updates: Empty Icons Return to Life With Lockdowns Easing

Here’s what you need to know: ImageMasks were required when Shanghai Disneyland reopened to the public on Monday.Credit…Hector Retamal/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images A faint hope emerges as people return to public places. The world is far from open again, but people are slowly being allowed to return to some of the places they once…

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The Best Baked Beans

Good morning. With the assistance of his young student Titian, Giovanni Bellini made a painting in 1514, “The Feast of the Gods.” It’s terrific and someday maybe you’ll see it for real at the National Gallery in Washington, D.C. They’re all there: Mercury, Jupiter, Cybele, Pan, Neptune, the whole gang. Everyone’s drinking wine, eating, hanging…

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