J. Crew Is Also Bankrupt in Terms of Identity

Anyone wondering how J. Crew’s fashion fairy tale came to such a crashing halt this week, as the company became the first retailer to declare Chapter 11 bankruptcy during the new coronavirus pandemic, need look no further than its own home page. Featuring an attractive cast of windswept young men and women in various nautical…

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If You Have Five Simple Ingredients, You Have This Dutch Baby

The upside of feeling like weekends no longer exist is that, by the same logic, neither do Monday mornings. Which means that making a Dutch baby (also called a German pancake) for breakfast on a weekday is a perfectly reasonable thing to do. Advisable, even. It’s also easy, pantry friendly, and its buoyancy will inevitably…

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Smash a Coronavirus Piñata. You’ll Feel Better.

If you cannot join, beat. Such is the resolve of creative people bashing piñatas to defeat a pandemic (or at least, excise some of their feelings about it). In Durham, N.C., Xaris Martínez, 37, a historian at the Center for Documentaries at Duke University, used tinfoil and toilet paper rolls to fabricate a “true-to-life” coronavirus…

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Your New Favorite Beans

Good morning. It is the 125th day of the year, and you’d be forgiven for believing that you’ve spent the bulk of them inside this year, or the bulk of them at work, or both, or that you’ve been out of work that long, or that it’s possible time itself has become moot, a clock…

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Indoor Plant Guide

Whether you want to grow a single trailing vine, a luscious leafy monstera, or some herbs, fruits or vegetables that you can use in your spring and summer cooking, this is the perfect time to get into indoor planting. Even if you don’t have a green thumb. “There’s a plant for everyone,” said Sara Gatanas,…

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J. Crew Has Filed for Bankruptcy

J. Crew has filed for bankruptcy, becoming the first major US retailer to do so amid the ongoing global COVID-19 pandemic. In a statement released early Monday morning, May 4, the retailer—made popular by the likes of Meghan Markle and Michelle Obama—said it has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy and is working with its lenders…

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Coronavirus Live Updates: Trump Accuses China of a Cover-Up

Here’s what you need to know: ImageSwimming in Wuhan, China, on Sunday.Credit…Getty Images President Trump stepped up criticism of China, part of an international backlash over the outbreak. President Trump accused the Chinese government of making a “horrible mistake” in its coronavirus response and of then orchestrating a cover-up that allowed the pathogen to spread…

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China’s Coronavirus Vaccine Drive Empowers a Troubled Industry

Desperate to protect its people and to deflect growing international criticism of how it handled the outbreak, it has slashed red tape and offered resources to drug companies. Four Chinese companies have started testing their vaccine candidates on humans, more than the United States and Britain combined. But China’s leaders have empowered a vaccine industry…

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Dogs in Chernobyl and Sheep in Scotland: Sampling Airbnb’s Online Experiences

In the Great Lockdown, two-way video has become our primary social channel. Meetings, parties, concerts, music lessons, exercise classes: Any interactions that can be adapted to a Zoom video call, have been. Surely there’s nothing left to be Zoomified. Actually, there is. Airbnb recently introduced what it calls Online Experiences: Live interactive sessions, conducted over…

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Shopping for Desk Organizers

When you’re working from home, the goal should be to “create an environment that’s positive and upbeat,” said Kelly Hoppen, a London-based interior designer. That isn’t easy, especially during a pandemic. But a good desk organizer can help. “It’s important for your mind to have a really nice desk to work from, so when you…

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