Does Your Local Doctor Have a Coronavirus Test for You?

In recent months, Dr. Denise Hooks-Anderson has grown accustomed to saying “no.” That’s the answer she always gives when her patients in Richmond Heights, Mo., ask whether she can test them for the coronavirus. “At our practice, we’ve never been able to do testing,” said Dr. Hooks-Anderson, a family medicine doctor whose patients are largely…

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For Lesbians, TikTok Is ‘the Next Tinder’

On Feb. 3, Lauren Vlach received $8 on Venmo, spread across four $2 payments, from a girl she had never met. Each payment included a block of text; read together, they formed what Cas Stephens, who sent the payments, titled her “girlfriend application” to Ms. Vlach. Name: Cas Stephens Location: Minnesota One of the pros…

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Gabriela Hearst and Net-a-Porter Team Up to Help Fight COVID-19

Twenty percent of profits from Gabriela Hearst’s Bags of Purpose sale on Net-a-Porter will benefit Save the Children’s global Coronavirus Response Fund. The sale will last for two weeks, and includes her new Baez style from the spring 2020 collection. Luxury shopping with purpose is core to Gabriela Hearst’s business. The New York designer has…

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New Tofu Recipe!

Good morning. My friend Kirsch was on the phone, saying how it’s gotten to the point where all she wants to do is make a big batch of a condiment and use it all the time. Anchovy compound butter, for instance, to spread on toast in the morning and eat with eggs; then to foam…

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At the BET Awards, Putting Black Designers in the Spotlight

It wasn’t your usual awards show red carpet. There wasn’t, after all, a red carpet. Instead there were nominees and performers and presenters beamed in from their living rooms or movie-magicked sets. But at the 20th annual BET Awards on Sunday night — for the first time since Covid-19 was declared a global pandemic, and…

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Swimming With the Sea Lions of Los Islotes

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, Benjamin Lowy shares a collection of photos from an underwater shoot…

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How José Andrés Faces the Challenge of Feeding Millions

This article is part of a series on resilience in troubled times — what we can learn about it from history and personal experiences. Before José Andrés won four Michelin stars for his cooking and before he made the cover of Time magazine as the chef who “wants to feed the world,” he served in…

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Jim Carrey, Unmasked

Jim Carrey is not doing well at all. At the start of the novel “Memoirs and Misinformation,” we find Carrey, its protagonist, in the midst of an existential crisis, crushed by self-doubt and confined to his Los Angeles home, where he subsists on a diet of Netflix, YouTube and TMZ. His successes as an actor,…

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The Pandemic May Spare Us From Another Plague: Bedbugs

This year’s plague, the newly emerged coronavirus, will likely spare many people from being attacked by an ancient scourge: bedbugs. Given the drastic pandemic-induced reductions in travel and nights spent in hotels, motels and other venues outside one’s home, the chances of being bitten by or bringing home these uninvited guests have been greatly curtailed.…

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