How I Came Out About My Disability

This article is part of a series exploring how the Americans With Disabilities Act has shaped modern life for people with disabilities. Share your stories or email us at ada@nytimes.com. Coming Out With Autism By Helen Hoang Ms. Hoang is a romance novelist whose works include “The Kiss Quotient” and “The Bride Test.” Listen to…

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A Reissue of John Cage’s Mushroom Book

The composer John Cage was also a passionate mycologist. He even sold the fungal fruits of his foraging to the Four Seasons Restaurant in Manhattan. In 1972, he wrote a limited-edition book about mushrooms with Alexander H. Smith and Lois Long. Now the “Mushroom Book,” a reproduction with lithographic illustrations, anecdotes, poetry and even authors’…

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Soap With a Brisket Back Story

Making soap basically requires two ingredients: fat and lye. Micha Magid, an owner of Mighty Quinn’s Barbeque, with a number of stores in New York and New Jersey, had a lot of fat in his kitchen. “We would trim the whole briskets before smoking them and were throwing away tons and tons of fat,” he…

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Hood By Air Officially Makes Its Return

Slaven VlasicGetty Images To capture the very short attention of the fashion world for a season is commendable, but to maintain that appeal, even after a nearly three-year hiatus, is an impressive feat few brands can boast about. Hood by Air has earned its bragging rights and is officially making its return. Last week, former…

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Best Guess on When Business Travel Will Recover? It Could be Years

While business travel evaporated in a flash when the coronavirus hit, it may take two to three years for it to fully recover — far longer than many travel experts initially predicted. Even that timeline, said Henry Harteveldt, president of Atmosphere Research Group, a travel market research firm in San Francisco, depends on “the broader…

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In Astounding Test, Scientists Revive Damaged Lungs for Transplant

The six lungs were taken from brain-dead patients and offered to transplant surgeons. But at major medical centers, one surgeon after another refused the organs. They were damaged, swollen and soggy with fluid. Like 80 percent of lungs offered for transplant, these were just too far gone for the operation. But researchers at Columbia and…

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Behold Vermont, From Above

At the onset of the coronavirus pandemic, with travel restrictions in place worldwide, we 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, Caleb Kenna shares a collection of drone photographs from Vermont. Ever…

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The 21 Fashion Brands With The Best Instagram Grids

Courtesy There are fashion brands, and then there are Instagram fashion brands. You know what we mean: they’re the labels that rose in popularity with every like, follow, and saved picture. Unlike traditional RTW designers, these brands have a distinctive POV that responds to modern consumers. They’re operating under direct-to-consumer business models, have links to…

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Los Angeles Apparel Factory Shut Down After More Than 300 Coronavirus Cases

In mid-March, as the coronavirus raged across New York, Washington State, California and New Jersey, and the crisis in personal protection equipment shortages grew, Dov Charney of Los Angeles Apparel was one of the first clothing retailers to step into the void. In reopening his Los Angeles factory to produce face masks, Mr. Charney, the…

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