Everyone Is Mad at Virgil Abloh Over the George Floyd Protests

In 2018, when Louis Vuitton named Virgil Abloh as its men’s wear artistic director, it made Mr. Abloh, the founder of Off-White, a Nike collaborator and the former creative director for Kanye West, one of the first black designers at the top of a French heritage house. The appointment was seen as the dawn of…

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Mass Extinctions Are Accelerating, Scientists Report

We are in the midst of a mass extinction, many scientists have warned — this one driven not by a catastrophic natural event, but by humans. The unnatural loss of biodiversity is accelerating, and if it continues, the planet will lose vast ecosystems and the necessities they provide, including fresh water, pollination, and pest and…

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Potatoes, Greens and So Much Comfort

Cooking, frankly, was the last thing on my mind this weekend. But we had to eat. So I made the most nourishing, comforting, filling thing I could think of for dinner on Sunday night: colcannon, an Irish dish of mashed potatoes and greens that I covered with fried leeks. The fried leeks aren’t traditional in…

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How a City Once Consumed by Civil Unrest Has Kept Protests Peaceful

A weekend protest in Newark ended at the same intersection where one of the most wrenching and deadly of the race riots that convulsed the nation during the 1960s began. It was there, just outside the First Precinct at the corner of 17th Avenue and Livingston Street, that hundreds of protesters outraged by the death…

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Ferran Adrià’s Potato Chip Omelet Delights Beyond Expectation

Even if you haven’t worked in a restaurant, the concept of family meal may be familiar: It’s the act of cobbling together a meal that salvages or repurposes ingredients to resourcefully feed a restaurant’s staff before service, and, ideally, to connect them at the table. The frugality of this kind of meal can be thrilling…

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U.S. and Chinese Scientists Trace Evolution of Coronaviruses in Bats

An international team of scientists, including a prominent researcher at the Wuhan Institute of Virology, has analyzed all known coronaviruses in Chinese bats and used genetic analysis to trace the likely origin of the novel coronavirus to horseshoe bats. In their report, posted online Sunday, they also point to the great variety of these viruses…

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Gay Couples Can Teach Straight People a Thing or Two About Arguing

Elana Arian and Julia Cadrain, a same-sex couple in Brooklyn, recently fought about a hat. OK, it wasn’t really about the hat. (It never is.) Cadrain likes things tidy. Really tidy. To the point where it annoys her entire family. “I put things away while they’re still using them,” she admitted. So when Cadrain found…

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Pregnancy Loss Tied to Increased Risk of Type 2 Diabetes

Loss of a pregnancy may increase a woman’s risk of developing Type 2 diabetes, Danish researchers report. Their study, in Diabetologia, included 24,774 women who developed diabetes after pregnancy and 247,740 controls who did not. Compared with women who had been pregnant without losing a baby, those who lost one were at an 18 percent…

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The Minnesota Bail Fund That Helps Protestors

A small Minneapolis bail fund has received millions of dollars in funding from people after the killing of George Floyd, a black man who died on Memorial Day after a white police officer pinned him to the ground with his knee. Since Wednesday, the Minnesota Freedom Fund, founded in 2016, has received tens of thousands…

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Finding Euphoria in Bangkok’s Food Scene

With travel restrictions in place worldwide, we’ve launched a new series, The World Through a Lens, in which photojournalists help transport you, virtually, to some of our planet’s most beautiful and intriguing places. This week, Louise Palmberg shares a collection of photographs from the markets and food stands in Bangkok. Early this year, in search…

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