Where to Order Fried Chicken for Takeout and Delivery

As anyone who has packed some for a picnic can attest, fried chicken travels well. So it’s an excellent choice for takeout and delivery. Across the city, you can find fried chicken everywhere from chains to high-end restaurants. The majority are American, especially Southern-style, but there are also dishes from South Korean, Japanese and European…

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Coronavirus Tests Science’s Need for Speed Limits

Early on Feb. 1, John Inglis picked up his phone and checked Twitter, as he does most mornings. He was shocked at what fresh hell awaited. Since 2013, Dr. Inglis, executive director of Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press in New York, has been helping manage a website called bioRxiv, pronounced “bio archive.” The site’s goal:…

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We’re Holding Tight to Our Good Luck Talismans

Last week Angela Missoni took a walk in the garden of her house in Sumirago, a snug town in Italy about an hour northwest of Milan. After a month in isolation, a difficult morning on Zoom and a steady drumbeat of bad tidings for business, she needed some air. “You can imagine the kind of…

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Don’t Fence Me In: The Comforts of a Sheep Video

I had high ambitions for my time in lockdown. Finally, with no restaurants to check out and no one to check them out with, I would have my nights to myself. I was going to watch all of “Berlin Alexanderplatz,” and “The Sopranos” and “Parks and Recreation,” for starters. Proust and I would resume our…

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52 Places, Virtually

When we published our list of 52 places to visit in 2020 three months ago, no one could have guessed how much our world would change. And now, given our stay-at-home circumstances, we’d like to invite you on a series of virtual journeys: You can wander into the belly of an Egyptian pyramid, explore the…

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WNYC’s Alison Stewart on Being a Homebody

This just in: Alison Stewart, the host of the arts and culture talk show “All of It” on WNYC, is a self-described stalker. Ms. Stewart stalks sofas and tables, paintings and photographs. She stalks buildings, too, which is how she came to buy an apartment in a Chelsea townhouse more than 20 years ago. “I…

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When Life Gives You Lemons, Make 19th-Century Lemon Cake

Once upon a time, in the mid-1800s, a New Yorker named Eliza Duane put pen to paper to record her most beloved recipes. A Jenny Lind bread, named after the celebrated Swedish opera singer, calls for “a lump of butter the size of an egg.” A fruit cake calls for the yolks of 30 eggs,…

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Lesson From Singapore: Why We May Need to Think Bigger

Many experts are beginning to coalesce around a set of benchmarks that could help determine when it might be safe to reopen parts of the country. But even though most areas of the United States are nowhere near achieving the goals necessary to do so, there has been a push to relax social distancing soon.…

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A Family of Three Gets Sick With Covid-19 Symptoms. Who Has It?

The 20-year-old man moved restlessly on a gurney in the emergency department at Greenwich Hospital in Greenwich, Conn., on March 14. It was hard for him to get comfortable. His head ached; his lips and mouth felt as if they were on fire. His hands were too swollen to close, and the skin and muscles…

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