To Take On the Coronavirus, Go Medieval on It

There are two ways to fight epidemics: the medieval and the modern. The modern way is to surrender to the power of the pathogens: Acknowledge that they are unstoppable and to try to soften the blow with 20th-century inventions, including new vaccines, antibiotics, hospital ventilators and thermal cameras searching for people with fevers. The medieval…

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When the Craving for Cassoulet Strikes …

So many things can determine the making of a menu: the weather, the season, the diners’ tastes and, of course, what looks good at the market. Or maybe it’s simply dictated by something you have been craving to cook and eat. Whim and whimsy (and changing your mind) can be part of the process, too.…

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His Hats Are Worn by Bella Hadid and Madonna

Name: Ruslan Baginskiy Age: 30 Hometown: Lviv, Ukraine Now Lives: With his mother in Kyiv, Ukraine, while his two-bedroom apartment undergoes renovation. Claim to Fame: Mr. Baginskiy is a luxury hatmaker for today’s “It” girls and Instagram stars, best known for his hard-brimmed baker boy caps in wool felts, nubby tweeds and other handcrafted materials.…

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So Many Phone Dates, Prayers and a Kiss at the Eiffel Tower

In her 20’s, Dr. Carmelle Tsai thought she might spend her life as an unmarried physician and create a family out of the children and communities she served around the world. However, her real hope was that she would find a partner, specifically someone tall, lanky, athletic, at least a little bit nerdy (she describes…

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These Pretzel Shortbread Cookies Are (Almost) Too Good to Share

Everyone at the farmers’ market was talking about the pretzel shortbread cookies from the Lost Bread Company. So I joined the snaking line to see what the fuss was about. They didn’t look like much, just a stack of coppery rectangles wrapped in cellophane. But almost everyone ahead of me ordered them, and I nervously…

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At Hamido Seafood, Let the Staff Be Your Guide

The sea has come to the table: baby octopus, fat loops of calamari and shrimp like curled fists, in a rust-red stew borne hissing through the dining room of Hamido Seafood in Astoria, Queens. The rim of the pot is crusted black with char; bell peppers, just breaking the surface, show off blistered skins. The…

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More High-Price Closings at New Condo Tower Next to MoMA

One of the latest of Midtown Manhattan’s snazzy new skyscrapers, 53 West 53, a sculptural tower adjoining the newly renovated Museum of Modern Art, opened its doors in February to several more residents. The slim, 82-story condominium at 53 West 53rd Street, designed by the renowned French architect Jean Nouvel, had more than a dozen…

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17 Small Female-Founded Fashion Brands To Get To Know This International Women’s Day

3. Maison Cleo

Run by a french mother-daughter duo, Maison Cleo uses reclaimed fabrics for their relaxed and vintage-inspired designs. Only open on Wednesdays, producing extremely limited runs, their e-shop provides all the information from fabric costs, to time spent making, for completely transparent pricing.

Oh, and you get a scrunchie with every order.

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Rick Owens, Talking Doom

PARIS — Deep in the bowels of the Palais de Tokyo, a building dedicated to modern art, down a back stairway strafed with graffiti and through many a wandering hall, Rick Owens was leaning against a wall on Thursday afternoon, considering doom. “It’s a doomy moment,” he said, “in a doomy era. We’ve all been…

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