Credit Where It’s Due

Good morning. You know what’s a great recipe? Pork chops in lemon-caper sauce. Until a few days ago, it appeared on NYT Cooking under my byline, with a note above the ingredients explaining where it came from: the author and editor Toni Tipton-Martin’s excellent cookbook, “Jubilee.” The recipe appeared under my byline because I wrote…

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The Best Looks from Paris Fashion Week Spring-Summer 2021

Courtesy of Dries Van Noten This season feels drastically different due to COVID-19. While some designers opted for virtual presentations, others presented intimate shows, where attendees sat socially distanced with masks on. As fashion month lands in Paris, the looks keep rolling in. At Dior there was a fixation on the feminine while Kenzo nodded…

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Kerby Jean-Raymond is Reebok’s New Creative Director

When Kerby Jean-Raymond joined forces with Reebok in 2017, the Pyer Moss designer had one job: to create a sneaker and a few clothing items to support the shoe’s debut. That inaugural collection blossomed into an ongoing partnership between the two brands that spawned several collections and sneakers. After making an indelible mark on the…

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Isabelle Huppert on the Transformational Power of Shoes

To channel an unhinged cat lady, Isabelle Huppert wears pointy mustard mules. To embody a diva courting eternal youth, she wears electric purple pumps embellished with crystals. In the business of character building, these are very important details, even if the character appears only once, in a minute-long scene. Six of these scenes make up…

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Huge Study of Coronavirus Cases in India Offers Some Surprises to Scientists

With 1.3 billion people jostling for space, India has always been a hospitable environment for infectious diseases of every kind. And the coronavirus has proved to be no exception: The country now has more than six million cases, second only to the United States. An ambitious study of nearly 85,000 of those cases and nearly…

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How the Show ‘Alone’ Sparked a Solo Trip and a Tough Realization

This article is part of a series on resilience in troubled times — what we can learn about it from history and personal experiences. When I realized March wasn’t going to end like it started, I developed two obsessions. The first was drinking water out of an empty antique whiskey bottle. I liked the feel…

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Will Pfizer’s Vaccine Be Ready in October? Here’s Why That’s Unlikely.

In media appearances and talks with investors, Pfizer’s chief executive nearly always mentions a word that is so politically perilous, most of his competitors shy away from it: October. “Right now, our model — our best case — predicts that we will have an answer by the end of October,” the chief executive, Dr. Albert…

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Why Some Indian Women Still Turn to Matchmakers to Find Love

In the first two minutes of Netflix’s hit reality show “Indian Matchmaking,” Sima Taparia, a Mumbai-based matchmaker, declares, “In India, we don’t say arranged marriage. There is marriage and then love marriage.” A large majority of the country’s population that opts to be set up is a testimony to the popularity of this timeless tradition.…

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Who’s a Fashion Victim Now?

In a sign of just how upside down and surreal the idea of fashion is at the moment, at the end of the Dior show on Tuesday — the first big show of the final week of the collections (yes, they are still going on) — a woman popped onto the runway waving a big…

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Buried in Salt, These Potatoes Are a Joy to Eat

It was only this past July, when talking to a friend who was quarantining in Tennessee, that I learned that periodical cicadas spend their whole lives underground until it’s time to mate and reproduce and then, almost immediately thereafter, die. She mentioned they were having “a cicada summer,” and she was having a grand old…

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