A New Home for the City Bakery’s Hot Chocolate

The City Bakery closed last year, and fans of its hot chocolate worried that that would be the end. But the bakery’s founder, Maury Rubin, is opening the Wonderbon Chocolate Company on Saturday, with a new partner, Alex Atzberger, a chocolate aficionado. The pop-up is a celebration of all things chocolate, starting with steaming cups…

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Coronavirus Anger Boils Over in China and Doctors Plead for Supplies

WUHAN, China — One week into a lockdown, anger and anxiety deepened in the central Chinese province at the center of the coronavirus outbreak on Thursday as a shortage of hospital beds, medical supplies and doctors boiled over into physical confrontations and desperate pleas for help. In a sign of growing frustration, a relative of…

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Billionaire With Ticket to the Moon Calls Off TV Search for ‘Life Partner’

Yusaku Maezawa sought love in the way only a lonely, 44-year-old fashion billionaire could: asking the women of the internet to apply for a chance to accompany him on a spaceflight around the moon — if they had “bright and positive” personalities and were over 20. But on Thursday, Mr. Maezawa’s dream, and those, apparently,…

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20 Reds Under $20: Where the Values Live, for Now

The wine world looks a little different now than it did in September, when the last 20 Under $20 column was published, and further radical changes may be on the way. That’s why this winter edition of 20 great values in red wine, all under $20 a bottle, may be a mural in watercolors, fated…

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International Center of Photography Refocuses in a New Home

It’s not just your cellphone that’s a camera now. Your doorbell can take photographs, and so might your car, your refrigerator and your toothbrush. Camera-sporting athletes now do the work of sports photojournalists, and all New York City beat cops wear a body camera. War photography has gone from a specialist’s art to a citizen’s…

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The 3 Biggest Bag Trends of 2020, And Not A Micro Bag in Sight

Donell WoodsonGetty Images Looking back on the 2010s, we can recall some pretty interesting handbag moments. There were elephant shapes from Loewe, a dachshund replicas by Thom Browne, and even a grocery basket from Chanel. Bags of gargantuan proportions walked the runway, and others couldn’t even fit an AirPod . Now that we’ve entered a…

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Administration Offers Plan for Medicaid Block Grants, Long a Conservative Goal

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration said Thursday that it would start allowing states to seek fixed amounts of money for most poor working-age adults who receive Medicaid coverage, a major shift that would limit federal contributions to a portion of a program that has always been an open-ended entitlement. Seema Verma, the administrator of the…

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How the Co-Founder of the Malala Fund Pivoted to Cookware

Many mothers teach their children to cook. Shiza Shahid’s mom taught her not to. The idea was that Shahid, who grew up in Islamabad, Pakistan, was destined for greatness and would be too busy to spend her life huddling over a hot stove. And to some extent, this prophecy came true. Four years before Malala…

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7 Questions With Jazz Jennings of TLC’s ‘I Am Jazz’

Jazz Jennings has been in the spotlight since 2007, when she was 6 and appeared on the ABC News program “20/20.” Wearing a dress, she opened up to Barbara Walters about being a transgender child, at a time when mainstream audiences didn’t often hear from those voices. Thirteen years later, Ms. Jennings, now 19, continues…

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Sorry, but Those Kids Are Terrible

My husband has four nieces and nephews between the ages of 2 and 10. They are unruly, unintelligent and uninteresting compared to other children we know. We don’t think their parents do a good job with them, and all the grandparents pitching in from the sidelines only leads to confusion and worse behavior. We keep…

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