Victor Skrebneski, Who Captured Stars in Striking Photos, Dies at 90

Victor Skrebneski, whose striking photographs of celebrities and models including Cindy Crawford, Bette Davis and Orson Welles were a fixture of advertising campaigns and gallery shows for more than a half-century, died on Saturday in Chicago. He was 90. The cause was cancer, his friend Stephen Rybka said through a spokeswoman. Mr. Skrebneski first became…

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Coconut Macaroons, Two Easy Ways

Coconut macaroons might just be the easiest and most forgiving of all cookies. You don’t need a mixer. You don’t need flour. The amounts are just suggestions. And you can flavor them any way you like. Plus, the fluffy little morsels are perfect for both Passover and Easter. This year, I experimented with two different…

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10 Comfy Robes For Your Casual Work-From-Home Fridays

FPGGetty Images These days, even working out seems easier than getting dressed. If you’re anything like me, sheltering-in-place has dissolved any and every desire to put on real clothes—save for the occasional Zoom work meeting top—and bras are a thing of the past. So I’ve been clinging to the one piece of clothing that brings…

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Community Gardens Adapt to the Pandemic

The first Saturday in April was still opening day for Tehuti Ma’at Community Garden in Crown Heights, Brooklyn, even with the stay-at-home order from Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo. Working under a sky the color of blue cotton candy, Travis Basora, Amos Amorin and Adeija Jones were cleaning up around the wooden beds filled with flowering…

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You Don’t Need All-Purpose Flour for This Poundcake

A few months ago, Zachary Golper, the chef and an owner of Bien Cuit bakery in Brooklyn, gave me his recipe for rice flour poundcake. The rice flour, he said, would make the cake light, silky and very tender, while the combination of coconut oil and butter would give it a gentle flavor that was…

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They Found a Way to Get Married

One couple’s self-uniting marriage in Pittsburgh, another’s virtual wedding in Harlem, and yet another’s willingness to spend time at a county jail in Raleigh, N.C. These were just some of the ways determined couples around the country found to be legally married, despite the fact that the coronavirus had forced them to cancel, postpone and…

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For Festival Fashion, the Music Has Stopped

Once upon a time this weekend would have marked the opening days of Coachella, the giant pop festival in the Southern California desert that attracts 250,000 revelers across two weekends. It is the unofficial opening ceremony for a summer run of global music extravaganzas as disparate as Glastonbury in Somerset, England, and the beach parties…

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Coronavirus Finds Fuel in a World of Migrants

BANGKOK — His whole family back in Myanmar depended on him. But Ko Zaw Win Tun, one of an estimated four million migrant workers in Thailand, lost his job at a Bangkok toy store when the city went into a coronavirus lockdown. With little hope of a new job there, Mr. Zaw Win Tun, 24,…

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For American Wine Producers, Fear, Uncertainty and Hope

Lioco Wine Company is in survival mode. Under ordinary circumstances, this small California wine producer buys grapes from vineyards in Sonoma County, Mendocino County and the Santa Cruz Mountains to make expressive, nuanced wines. It sells them to restaurants, to distributors around the country and directly from its tasting room in Healdsburg, Calif. But the…

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The Virus Closed Her Bakery. Now She’s Working Nonstop.

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