It’s OK to Find Humor in Some of This

“Unreasonably dark joke,” read a coronavirus meme circulating on social media in recent weeks. “Shouldn’t we wait until after the pandemic to fill out the census?” The joke is dark, yes. But is it any darker than countless other coronavirus memes out there? Even more pointed is a spoof movie poster for “Weekend at Bernie’s,”…

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The Best Way to Freeze Baked Goods

Whether you’ve made a too-big batch of muffins for your household of one or you just like having a stash of freshly baked bread in the freezer, there are a few tricks for freezing baked goods to best retain their flavor and texture. When it comes to freezing recipes, most fall into one of two…

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Use Any Kind of Ground Meat in This Spicy Meatball

Whole chickens and boneless pork butts might be hard to get at the moment, but there seems to be ground meat aplenty, at least on my last market run. I stocked up, and am now reaping the meatball-shaped rewards. One benefit to making meatballs is that you can use just about any meat. The same…

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15 Products That Make Quarantine Life Easier

Courtesy Now that we have over five weeks of quarantine under our belts, we’re finally starting to get the hang of sheltering in place. By now you may have found your best Zoom lighting, a healthier work-to-Netflix ratio, and the safest distance between you and your snacks, but many of us still have a long…

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Wait … Is Twitter Good Now?

ImageCredit…The New York Times We spend a lot of our days chatting with each other about things we see online, trying to make sense of it all. This week in the Styles newsletter, Wait …, Erin McCann, a breaking news editor; Amanda Hess, a critic-at-large; and Choire Sicha, Styles editor, discuss a strange phenomenon: good…

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Should Coronavirus Face Masks Be a Fashion Statement?

Almost as soon as Louis Vuitton, Gucci, Prada and Brooks Brothers announced earlier this month that they would be repurposing parts of their factories to make masks and hospital gowns, the memes and comments started flying. “Patterns include gingham, Black Watch tartan, rep tie, Glen plaid, and little sailboats,” joked one tweet. “Breaking News from…

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The Reclusive Food Celebrity Li Ziqi Is My Quarantine Queen

Like so many home cooks in quarantine, after I’ve used up the green tops of my scallions, I drop the white, hairy roots into a glass of water to regenerate, feeling pleased with my own sense of thrift and pragmatism. But last week, after the Chinese internet star Li Ziqi posted a new cooking video…

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As Leaders Urge Face Masks, Their Behavior Muffles the Message

WASHINGTON — When Vice President Mike Pence descended onto the tarmac in Colorado Springs last Saturday, his first appearance outside the White House grounds in over a month, he was greeted by the Democratic governor of Colorado, Jared Polis, who was wearing a face mask emblazoned with images from his state flag. Mr. Pence tapped…

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Coronavirus Crisis Offers Taiwan a Chance to Push Back Against China

TAIPEI, Taiwan — They are sending millions of masks, emblazoned with the words “made in Taiwan,” to the United States, Italy and other countries hit hard by the coronavirus. They are denouncing Taiwan’s exclusion from the World Health Organization. They are flaunting celebrity endorsements and creating hashtags like #TaiwanCanHelp. Officials in Taiwan are attempting to…

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