Avoid the Oven!

Hello and welcome to Five Weeknight Dishes. Last week, I boldly suggested that you roast dinner on sheet pans to minimize cleanup. I got some angry emails! You were so mad at me! It’s too hot out for that! Readers, I have to apologize. I lost sight of one of the founding principles of this…


When Caring for Your Child’s Needs Becomes a Job All Its Own

Listen to This Article Audio Recording by Audm To hear more audio stories from publishers like The New York Times, download Audm for iPhone or Android. Crystal Watson had to quit her job as a supervisor at the New York City Parks Department because the school that her son, who has severe attention deficit hyperactivity…


FEMA Sends Faulty Protective Gear to Nursing Homes Battling Virus

Expired surgical masks. Isolation gowns that resemble oversize trash bags. Extra-small gloves that are all but useless for the typical health worker’s hands. Nursing home employees across the country have been dismayed by what they’ve found when they’ve opened boxes of protective medical gear sent by the federal government, part of a $134 million effort…


The New ‘Kissing Booth’ Star on ‘Cats,’ Selena and Greased Abs

Taylor Zakhar Perez usually only gets a taste of fame at Home Depot. He’s been spotted four times, in four different Home Depot stores around Los Angeles: once at customer service, twice in various aisles and again as he was walking out. Each time, employees or shoppers have recognized him from a 2015 episode of…


A Telephone Is Your Friend, but a Tablet Can Betray You

Welcome. A couple of newsletters ago I asked you to tell us how you were doing, and how we might help. That’s a central tenet of our world here At Home, where we seek to make life a little more bearable, a little fuller, a little more interesting, even as the pandemic continues to swirl…


Love Letter: Breaking the Cycle of Abandonment

By the age of 3, Kacey Vu Shap had experienced unthinkable loss, and in the next two years he would experience so much more. His mother and his younger brother died when he was 2, leaving his maternal grandmother to be his only caregiver. When he was 5, his older sister drowned in a river…


All The Best Fall-Winter 2020 Fashion Campaigns

Despite what 2020 has brought us, fashion designers are promising us the same level of imagination and star power as always. The fall-winter 2020 campaigns have arrived, casting a stoic John Waters in Saint Laurent, Gigi Hadid for Prada, and Irina Shayk in collaboration with Burberry. Click through to see all the season’s best campaigns,…


Cherries Belong in More Than Pie

Last summer, I had a breakthrough that came from the kind of paint-yourself-into-a-corner creative challenge I’ve learned to enjoy as a professional chef. I invited some guests over for dinner one night, only to discover in the late afternoon that one person was a vegan. On my way home from my office job, I picked…


21 Thoughtful Housewarming Gifts For When You Can Actually Visit Friends

Impossible™: The Cookbook: How to Save Our Planet, One Delicious Meal at a Time

Impossible Foods Inc. amazon.com


$22.48 (25% off)

Impossible meat, the plant-based meat substitute, is here to change the way we approach our diets. Challenge your gifteee with the company’s brand new recipe book. 

Next Stop: Marriage

When Sara Ziff, a fashion model and labor activist, boarded a train in Philipstown, N.Y., in June 2019 after a four-day hike along the Appalachian Trail, glamour certainly didn’t get on board with her. “I was thoroughly exhausted and smelly,” said Ms. Ziff, who has been the face of campaigns for designers like Stella McCartney…