Do Chicken Breasts Deserve A Comeback?

At some point in the last 20 years, boneless, skinless chicken breasts became terribly uncool. Professional cooks and recipe developers (like me) turned up their noses at white meat in favor of cheap and flavorful thighs. There was nary a boneless breast in sight unless it was breaded and fried. Boneless breasts have taken a…

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What Has Mike Pence Done in Health?

WASHINGTON — When President Trump announced Wednesday that Vice President Pence would take charge of the nation’s coronavirus response, he repeatedly touted the “great health care” in Indiana during Mr. Pence’s time as governor there, adding, “He’s got a certain talent for this.” So what does Mr. Pence’s record on health care look like? He…

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He Held a Plank for More Than 8 Hours, Setting a Record

George E. Hood, a 62-year-old retiree from Naperville, Ill., strapped a heart monitor band across his chest, attached a catheter to his body, climbed onto a custom-built table covered with a lambskin and dialed up a curated rock ’n’ roll playlist on his phone. And then he raised himself into a plank — and held…

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A Royal Instagram Mystery

Feb. 27, 2020 ImageCredit…Photo Illustration by The New York Times; Getty Images (royals), Shutterstock (stool) Two royal couples, two Instagram accounts, one conspiracy theory. Of all the tricks humankind employs to concoct the illusion of security, the most vital to the British royal family is hierarchy. Hierarchy is what makes an elder brother more important…

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The Political Pundits of the Future Are on TikTok

As Twitter and Facebook continue to dominate conversations about social media and the 2020 presidential election, TikTok is quietly becoming a political force. Teenagers in America — many of them too young to vote — are forming political coalitions on TikTok to campaign for their chosen candidates, post news updates and fact check opponents. They…

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Virus Fears Leave Venice Tourist Spots Empty

First came the flood, then came the disease. Over the past three months, the tourism industry of Venice, has had its share of plagues. Flooding in November, prompted by exceptionally high tides, led to mass cancellations. Now as Italy experiences the biggest coronavirus outbreak outside Asia, a similar and unwelcome drop-off is occurring. According to…

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Coronavirus Patient in California Was Not Tested for Days

A California coronavirus patient had to wait days to be tested because of restrictive federal criteria, which include travel to China or contact with someone known to be infected. Yet the patient tested positive, and may be the first person to be infected through community spread in the United States, the Centers for Disease Control…

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Giving Rosso di Montalcino a Second Look

Back in 2014, the last time our wine panel tried Rosso di Montalcino, one taster did not restrain himself in criticizing the wines. “I think Chianti blows these wines away,” said Chris Cannon, a veteran restaurateur and wine expert who is now the managing partner of Jockey Hollow Bar and Kitchen in Morristown, N.J. I…

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Josh Thomas’s Week: ‘Twitter Has Been a Real Problem’

After hopping around his native Australia last fall with his first stand-up show in six years, the comedian Josh Thomas returned home to Los Angeles. Now he’s taking his show on a U.S. tour through March 11, as well as preparing for a potential second season of “Everything’s Gonna Be Okay,” his Freeform show, which…

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Warren, Bloomberg and Rivals Agree: Trump Is ‘Not Ready’ for Coronavirus

Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts called Wednesday for the federal government to redirect money from the construction of President Trump’s border wall and put it toward the containment of the fast-spreading coronavirus. “I’m going to be introducing a plan tomorrow to take every dime that the president is now taking to spend on his racist…

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