All I Wanted Was to Be Interrogated

When I tell people I flew back to New York City from Hong Kong last weekend, many ask one of two questions. The first: How long do you have to quarantine? And the second: They must have asked you a lot of questions at the airport, right? The answer to the first is zero days.…

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Larry David, Master of His Quarantine

Our lives now depend on staying home and doing nothing. We are cooped up with no end in sight, getting increasingly irascible. So I thought I would reach out to the world’s leading expert on the art of nothing: the endlessly irascible man whose mantra has always been: “It doesn’t pay to leave your house…

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The Rise of Virtual Races

Welcome to the Running newsletter! Every Saturday morning, we email runners with news, advice and some motivation to help you get up and running. Sign up here to get it in your inbox. Dear Readers, With races around the world canceled, on hold or up in the air, a new kind of event is gaining…

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‘Dear Customers’: These Are the Emotional Store Signs of a Closed New York

Surfacing From newly darkened storefronts, businesses offered a few last words of empathy, resolve and humor. By Antonio de Luca April 4, 2020 Image All along the empty streets of Manhattan, the messages reach out from the newly darkened storefronts. The notes express empathy, resolve, concern, even humor — a reflection of New York’s spirit.…

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For the Asking, Quarantine-Approved Dates

Two weeks ago, Ellie Reed, 19, of Oxfordshire, England, drove about 10 miles to the home of her boyfriend, Jordan Cadman, where their Domino’s Pizza delivery would soon arrive — a pepperoni and sweet corn pie for her, and a Texas BBQ pie for him. Then, in separate cars, the couple drove another five miles…

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A Gift From Gallaghers: Aged Steaks for First Responders

The first thing you see when you walk into Gallaghers Steakhouse, a 93-year-old restaurant in Midtown Manhattan, is steak. In the glass-paneled meat locker in the steakhouse’s front window are cut after cut of prime beef — a Fort Knox of meat, tagged and aging. When the restaurant closed indefinitely in mid-March in accordance with…

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China Pushes for Quiet Burials as Coronavirus Death Toll Is Questioned

Liu Pei’en held the small wooden box that contained his father’s remains. Only two months ago, he had helplessly clutched his father’s frail hand as the elderly man took his last breath, and the pain was still raw. He wept. But there was little time, or space, for Mr. Liu to grieve. He said officials…

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Coronavirus in N.Y.: Toll Soars to Nearly 3,000 as State Pleads for Aid

New York, the increasingly battered epicenter of the nation’s coronavirus outbreak, on Friday reported its highest number of deaths in a single day, prompting state officials to beg the rest of the United States for assistance and to enact an emergency order designed to stave off medical catastrophe. In the 24 hours through 12 a.m.…

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Iconic Shoe Designer Sergio Rossi Dies at 84

This morning, a representative from the brand confirmed that acclaimed shoe designer Sergio Rossi passed away Thursday, April 2nd in Cesena, Italy. The designer, who began designing shoes in 1950s after learning the trade from his father, launched his namesake label in 1968. Italy is renowned the world over for their exceptional accessories craftsmanship, and…

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How Do You Make a Less Toxic Blue Dye? Start With Red Beets

Blue is the color of clear skies and open water. It conjures calm. But it’s not easy being blue. It’s not the easiest color to make, either. You can make a nice blue by mixing certain minerals with elements like mercury or lead. But they are toxic. Other methods of producing blue dyes can also…

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