How to Date During a Pandemic

Dating is a complicated and often clumsy dance even in the best of times. Add in mask-wearing directives, social distancing and fear of a highly contagious virus for which there is no cure, and you get… well, an awful lot of people going out and doing some version of it anyway. A survey conducted by…

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Travel The World With Your Ears

At this point in the summer — and the pandemic — the desire to escape to a place far away might be overwhelming. Even with so many borders closed, podcasts can transport you elsewhere, making them a good alternative to real, out-of-the-house travel. Here’s a collection of immersive audio experiences that are almost as immersive…

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Frans Nieuwendam, Who Knew Style and Had It, Dies at 60

This obituary is part of a series about people who have died in the coronavirus pandemic. Read about others here. In 2009 The New York Post profiled some of the gatekeepers working doors at the city’s trendiest nightspots. One was Frans Nieuwendam, who had counterintuitive advice for women hoping to gain his approval for admission…

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Family-Friendly Movies Made by Diverse Filmmakers

For parents trying to figure out how to talk to their children about racism, film can be a useful tool for generating empathy. But many family-friendly movies with diverse casts are told from a white perspective, for a white audience. That can rob people of color of their turns as the hero, nullifying their voices.…

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Mistrust of a Coronavirus Vaccine Could Imperil Widespread Immunity

Almost daily, President Trump and leaders worldwide say they are racing to develop a coronavirus vaccine, in perhaps the most urgent mission in the history of medical science. But the repeated assurances of near-miraculous speed are exacerbating a problem that has largely been overlooked and one that public health experts say must be addressed now:…

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An Emergency Marriage License Erases Boundaries

As a gay couple, Suneel Khanna and Carl Wolter are accustomed to questioning boundaries when it comes to love. But before they got married in Toronto on June 14, the geographical kind were new to them. Mr. Khanna (left), 45, and Mr. Wolter, 65, met on the dating app Growlr in April 2018. Mr. Wolter,…

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Exploring Their Own Paths Together

Because marriage is an ever-evolving experience, we constantly shift, change and, in some cases, start over. In It’s No Secret, couples share thoughts about commitment and tell us what they have learned, revealing their secret to making it work. (Answers are edited for context and space.) Who Bonnie Brescia, 60, and Jeanette Poillon, 62 Occupation…

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Things To Do At Home This Week

Here is a sampling of the week’s events and how to tune in (all times are Eastern). Note that events are subject to change after publication. Monday Round up your little ones for a story time that pairs the love of reading with the joys of science, technology, engineering, art and math. Annelisa Purdie, a…

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