36 Designers On Their NYFW Fall-Winter 2020 Inspiration

Kenneth Nicholson «I felt that speaking in collage was one of the most modern forms of communication. ‘From Grandma’s Couch’ is an exploration of this concept which draws from an array of reference points including digital public spaces, current and historical events, as well as politics and pop culture. All smilingly unrelated but nonetheless able…

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The Naked Chefs

Good morning. I was tasting the tomato sauce I was preparing for an upscale take on my freestyle roasted chicken Parm (above), when a dollop of it slid off the spoon and dropped with an audible plap onto the right vamp of a brand-new pair of Nike Air Force 1s. The stain hurt me emotionally,…

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The Politics of Dress at the State of the Union

How much of an impact does a fashion statement have the second (or third) time around? Last year at the State of the Union address, a majority of the women of the Democratic Congressional Caucus wore white — white suits, white dresses, white shirts, white jumpsuits — as a nod to the suffragists, to women’s…

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Edie Falco Can’t Quit CNN, but Jazz and a Dog Park Keep Her Sane

Edie Falco is a master of the tough exterior: The mob boss’s wife in “The Sopranos.” The drug-addicted E.R. nurse in “Nurse Jackie.” And now, in her new CBS series, “Tommy,” the jaw-busting, gay, first female chief of the L.A.P.D. But in person, Falco comes across as a big softy whose human and fur family…

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Fear and Takeout: 14 Days in Coronavirus ‘Self-Quarantine’

Claire Campbell expected to spend this semester studying in Shanghai. Instead, she is five days into a self-imposed quarantine at her parents’ house in South Carolina. She checks her temperature twice a day. She reads. And she waits for a family friend to slide takeout meals through the front door. “I am going stir crazy,”…

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Giving the Gift of Mobility in a City Locked Down by Coronavirus

WUHAN, China — His days are long, 12 hours crisscrossing the city and ferrying local residents to buy groceries, get medicine and go to the hospital. And the roads he travels are mostly empty since the city was sealed off, public transportation was shut down, and private vehicles were mostly banned in an effort to…

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In Coronavirus, China Weighs Benefits of Buffalo Horn and Other Remedies

As it races to treat patients infected with the new coronavirus, the Chinese government is seeing potential in a cocktail of antiviral drugs. It is also recommending the Peaceful Palace Bovine Pill, a traditional Chinese medicine made with the gallstone of cattle, buffalo horn, jasmine and pearl. There is no known cure for the coronavirus…

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Could a Keto Diet Be Bad for Athletes’ Bones?

A low-carbohydrate, high-fat ketogenic diet could alter bone health in athletes, according to a thought-provoking new study of elite race walkers and their skeletons. The study, one of the first to track athletes during several weeks of intense training, finds that those following a ketogenic diet developed early signs indicative of bone loss. The study…

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A Giant Swing. Jungle Screaming. Ice Plunges. You’ll Love It.

Just a three-and-a-half hour drive from Ecuador’s capital, Quito, the town of Baños de Agua Santa snuggles into a deep valley surrounded by the mountains skirting the Tungurahua volcano. With an elevation of close to 6,000 feet and a population of around 15,000 residents, Baños has a bit of a ski town feel: The city…

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Yes, There’s a New Gay Bar in Greenwich Village

Boîte: Playhouse Bar Greenwich Village Greenwich Village may no longer be a predominantly L.G.B.T. neighborhood, but it remains a vibrant center of gay night life. In December, the owners of Pieces on Christopher Street and Hardware in Hell’s Kitchen took over the former Boots & Saddle space — a block south of the Stonewall National…

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