Airlines’ New Operating Mode: Flexible

In the wake of the coronavirus pandemic and government-imposed restrictions on travel, many airlines are relaxing their ticket-change policies and allowing travelers to rebook without a penalty anywhere from a few to 12 months out. The only domestic airline that doesn’t routinely charge fees for flight changes, Southwest Airlines, went a step beyond, extending the…


Gap Inc. Pledges to Make Masks, Gowns, and Scrubs for Healthcare Workers

With hand sanitizer and surgical masks becoming increasingly scarce due to the rapid spread of the coronavirus, some of fashion’s most recognizable names are stepping up to do their part to help combat the shortage. Last night, Gap Inc.—which includes the Gap, Old Navy, Athleta, Banana Republic, Intermix, Hill City, and Janie and Jack—announced on…


Lawmakers Question Start-Ups on At-Home Kits for Coronavirus Testing

Three companies that rushed to market unauthorized kits for at-home coronavirus testing face new questions from lawmakers in Washington. On Wednesday, two Democratic House members, Raja Krishnamoorthi of Illinois and Katie Porter of California, sent letters to the chief executives of Carbon Health, Everlywell and Nurx, asking them to explain their business and testing practices.…


Coronavirus Live Updates: Senate Moves Toward Passing Sweeping $2 Trillion Aid Deal

Here’s what you need to know: ImageTreasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin, center, heading to meet the Senate minority leader, Chuck Schumer, in Washington on Tuesday.Credit…Anna Moneymaker/The New York Times The $2 trillion relief package is the biggest in American history. The Senate on Wednesday moved toward a vote on a sweeping bipartisan deal to deliver $2…


Nextdoor Pivots to Neighborliness

“I’m 84 years old, so staying confined to the house for protection,” wrote Marcia Savin, a children’s book author and teacher who lives alone in the Cobble Hill section of Brooklyn, on the neighborhood social networking app Nextdoor. It was Saturday, March 21. Her prescriptions were ready at a local pharmacy, she said, but she…


New York Nightlife Goes Online

Last Saturday night, when all of New York City’s bars and clubs were closed, DJ Physical Therapy set up a turntable, mixer and webcam in his walk-up apartment in the Ridgewood section of Queens. Wearing a Hawaiian T-shirt and track pants, and standing in his cramped bedroom stuffed with records and sneakers, he live-streamed a…


Jane Goodall Is Self-Isolating, Too

Jane Goodall is in isolation these days along with everyone else, since a fund-raising tour was canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic. She is staying at her family home in England, not in Tanzania, her primary home when not on the road. Dr. Goodall changed the way the world views chimpanzees with research that began…


A Riff on Sesame Noodles for When You Tire of Peanut Butter Sandwiches

If you stocked your pantry with loads of peanut butter, you might be getting tired of perpetual P.B.&J.s. Or in my case, peanut butter spread on banana slices and sprinkled with flaky sea salt. (Try it before you knock it.) For something a little different, I offer an extremely simple riff on cold sesame noodles,…


There’s No Need for Recipes Now

Good morning. I roasted some black sea bass, the fillets painted with a mixture of mayonnaise and sesame oil, oyster sauce, a dash of lime juice, another of honey. I served the fish over rice with a stir-fry of cabbage and pickled chiles. It was fantastically delicious and required no recipe because I was cooking…


Kristen Stewart’s Style Evolution

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In honor of her 30th birthday, relive the actress’s chicest looks.