Not a Size 2? Luxury Fashion Finally Wants You

Patrick Herning has a vision for the future of plus-size shopping. “Say you’re in Nordstrom with your straight-size friend,” he said, using the term for standard industry sizing. “She sees this Altuzarra blazer, and you can go to 11 Honoré for the same one: same brand, style, fabric, just a different size.” That is his…

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U.S. Lawmakers Propose Tough Limits on Imports from Xinjiang

HONG KONG — American lawmakers unveiled legislation on Wednesday that, if passed, would tightly restrict imports to the United States from the Xinjiang region of western China, the toughest response yet to Beijing’s mass detention of minorities and coercive labor practices there. With Xinjiang producing much of China’s cotton and textiles, the legislation could affect…

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Coronavirus Live Updates: Merkel Says Two-Thirds of Germans Could Become Infected

Here’s what you need to know: ImageIn Tokyo on Wednesday. Concern still reigned among investors in the Asia-Pacific region, where stocks fell broadly, led by drops of more than 2 percent in countries like Japan.Credit…Carl Court/Getty Images Governments step up fiscal interventions as the virus disrupts daily life for millions. The effort to stem the…

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Broadway, Seeking to Stay Open, Suggests Stars Keep Their Distance

The scene is a staple of Broadway: After a show ends, its most ardent fans gather at the stage door, hoping for an autograph, an Instagrammable photo, or even a conversation with their favorite star. But this week, facing a widening coronavirus outbreak that threatens public health in New York and around the world, the…

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Dinner in French!

Melissa Clark and I were in Toronto over the weekend, eating marvelous fried ocean smelts among about a thousand other things at Brothers on Bay Street, before taking the stage at the Hot Docs festival with the reporter and critic Chris Nuttall-Smith to talk about Melissa’s new book, “Dinner in French.” (We also talked about…

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Makeup and the Coronavirus: An Uneasy Mix

It was business as usual at Sephora in the SoHo neighborhood of Manhattan Monday evening, give or take a few face masks not of the soothing mud variety. Customers were browsing the latest Urban Decay palettes, sitting at mirrored stations getting makeup applied by sales associates and stocking up on luxury skin care, including $335…

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Insulin Costs May Be Capped in a Medicare Program

A new Medicare pilot program would lower the cost of insulin to $35 a prescription for older Americans who need the lifesaving drugs, the Trump administration announced Wednesday. If insulin manufacturers and insurers agree to offer the plans — which are voluntary — then people 65 and older who need insulin could save an average…

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Alcoholics Anonymous vs. Other Approaches: The Evidence Is Now In

For a long time, medical researchers were unsure whether Alcoholics Anonymous worked better than other approaches to treating people with alcohol use disorder. In 2006, a review of the evidence concluded we didn’t have enough evidence to judge. That has changed. An updated systematic review published by the Cochrane Collaboration found that A.A. leads to…

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Will That Be One Gable or Two?

This article is part of our latest Design special section, which is about getting personal with customization. In architecture, the tension between freedom and restrictions animates the best work. We wonder how a building by, say, Frank Gehry can stand up, given the striking twists and turns of its form. No matter how visually striking,…

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