Kehlani on Her Moose Knuckles Campaign, Growth, and OnlyFans

Before Kehlani and I can even begin our conversation, a baby coos into the phone and the line goes dead altogether. Adeya, the singer’s one-year-old daughter, accidentally slapped the end button on the call. Kehlani dials me back and apologize. «My baby just woke up from a nap,» she tells me. «I’m reading a book.»…

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Mapo Tofu Wins the Day

Good morning. Andrea Nguyen is in The Times this week with a delightful exploration of her decadeslong fascination with mapo tofu, the fiery, fragrant specialty of Sichuan Province in China. Years of eating and reporting have led her to a bulletproof recipe for the dish (above) and, more recently, to the courage to use the…

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‘I Won’t Be Used as a Guinea Pig for White People’

PITTSBURGH — The recruiters strode to the front of the room, wearing neon-yellow vests and resolute expressions. But to the handful of tenants overwhelmed by unemployment and gang violence in Northview Heights, the pitch verged on the ludicrous. Would you like to volunteer for a clinical trial to test a coronavirus vaccine? On this swampy-hot…

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How Much Would Trump’s Coronavirus Treatment Cost Most Americans?

ImagePresident Trump’s physician Dr. Sean Conley, with other medical staff members, briefing reporters outside Walter Reed National Military Medical Center on Saturday. While Mr. Trump did not have to worry about the costs of his care, many Americans who have been ill with Covid-19 face large medical bills.Credit…Anna Moneymaker for The New York Times The…

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Does Cancer Chemotherapy Increase My Covid Risks?

Q. I have cancer and am being treated with chemotherapy. Am I at increased risk of getting sick and dying from Covid-19? A. People with cancer, and particularly those with leukemia, seem to have a higher death rate from Covid-19 than the general population, though cancer chemotherapy does not appear to further increase the risk…

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The Gender Reveal That Doesn’t

Whatever happened to secondary sex characteristics? You know, those shapes and appendages we develop after puberty as an anatomical signage, an aid to evolution. Kardashians aside, the cultural appetite seems to be waning not only for visible gender difference but also the exaggerated tell. This is perhaps one of the reasons behind the continued success…

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The Glorious Absurdity of Paris Fashion

It was the giant floating dachshund spaceship that did it. It drifted over an expansive Art Deco coliseum — site of the 2132 Lunar Games, an intergalactic extravaganza supposedly taking place 239,000 miles from earth as men and women in 50 shades of intricately worked sporting whites flew the flag of hope — to close…

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Get to Know These Black Bridal Designers

Black bridal designers have been at the forefront of innovation in the bridal fashion industry for years, yet many of them have failed to receive the recognition that they deserve. Most famously, when Ann Lowe, a Black woman who created gowns for debutantes and society brides, designed Jacqueline Bouvier’s gown for her wedding to John…

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Mammals share gene pathways that allow zebrafish to grow new eyes

Working with fish, birds and mice, Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers report new evidence that some animals’ natural capacity to regrow neurons is not missing, but is instead inactivated in mammals. Specifically, the researchers found that some genetic pathways that allow many fish and other cold-blooded animals to repair specialized eye neurons after injury remain present…

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