Pegu Club, a Pioneering Manhattan Cocktail Bar, Won’t Reopen

Pegu Club, the SoHo bar that kicked the cocktail revival in New York City into high gear when it opened in 2005 and quickly became one of the most influential cocktail bars in the world, will not reopen, a victim of the citywide restaurant and bar shutdown in the coronavirus pandemic. “It is with a…

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Will the Food Habits of Scallion Nation Outlast Quarantine?

I’ve charted the microtrends on social media — scraggly scallion butts taking root in water; hungry sourdough starters burping on kitchen counters; more and more dishes built sensibly, and creatively, from scraps that some home cooks once considered garbage. Many of the people lucky enough to isolate seem to be shopping more thoughtfully, from local…

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Old Drugs May Find a New Purpose: Fighting the Coronavirus

In the early 1950s, psychiatrists began treating schizophrenia with a new drug called chlorpromazine. Seven decades later, the drug is still used as an anti-psychotic. But now scientists have discovered that the drug, also known as Thorazine, can do something entirely different. It can stop the new coronavirus that causes Covid-19 from invading cells. Driven…

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Why Days 5 to 10 Are So Important When You Have Coronavirus

When a relative of mine recently became seriously ill with what seemed to be a coronavirus infection, my first question was about timing. How many days ago did your symptoms start? Marking your calendar at the first sign of illness, and tracking your fever and oxygen levels, are important steps in monitoring a coronavirus infection.…

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I Need a Vacation From Parenting in Isolation

My ex-husband, the father of my two young children, moved to the Catskills with his girlfriend. He hasn’t been seeing our kids during the pandemic because he says his girlfriend is “terrified she will die if they visit.” She claims to have a lung issue (that he only learned about recently). The kids and I…

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While at Home, Let’s Color the World

The Times’s Travel section is tasked with bringing you the world. But with the world on pause, we’re inviting you to explore far-flung destinations through another, more interactive medium: coloring pages, inspired by some of our favorite travel photos. Coloring books — for children and adults alike — have emerged with a new zeitgeist as…

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Weighing Risks for My Patients at a Time of Covid-19

My patients continue to have medical problems that are not related to the coronavirus. But now, when I offer recommendations — especially those that possibly involve putting themselves at risk of contracting a Covid-19 infection — they often reject my advice. Of course, my patients have a point. Not only has the coronavirus killed hundreds…

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People Have Gone Full 1800s

“I’ve gone full Victorian,” said Rhian Rees, 34, of flower pressing, a childhood hobby she’s rediscovered in quarantine. “It feels like we’re back in the old days when life felt more fragile.” On a recent hike in Santa Clarita, Calif., Ms. Rees, an actor originally from England and now living in the Los Feliz neighborhood…

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What Do Famous People’s Bookshelves Reveal?

Bibliophiles do not approach bookshelves lightly. A stranger’s collection is to us a window to their soul. We peruse with judgment, sometimes admiration and occasionally repulsion (Ayn Rand?!). With celebrities now frequently speaking on television in front of their home libraries, a voyeuristic pleasure presents itself: Are they actually really like us? Cate Blanchett ImageCredit…CBS…

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