There’s More to German Wine Than Riesling

Plunging into German riesling is like a great high dive into a pool of dazzling wines — graceful, complex and utterly delicious. Some people gladly leap over the edge. Others hang back, mistakenly believing that all rieslings are sweet, or shrinking from the supposedly indecipherable nomenclature of German wine labels. Regardless of where they stand,…

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You Can Finally Buy Chanel Eyeglasses Online

Shopping at Chanel is an experience. To this day, you cannot purchase Chanel ready-to-wear, bags, or jewelry anywhere online (with the exception of consigned pieces not affiliated with the brand). The design house is notorious for giving IRL customers a luxurious look into the world of iconic handbags and french craftsmanship (with a glass of…

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Kamala Harris Goes Beyond the White Pantsuit

The fact that the third night of the Democratic National Convention, when Kamala Harris officially accepted her party’s nomination for vice president, followed the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment and women’s right to vote (or rather, some women’s right to vote) was both fitting and significant, given that it was an evening filled with…

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What Ever Happened to Saying ‘Thanks’?

Every year, I send my adult daughter a check for her birthday and Christmas. She told me she prefers cash to other gifts. But she never, ever acknowledges them or thanks me. This has been going on for years! I only know if she gets them by checking my bank account. I asked her to…

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He Wants to Save the Present With the Indigenous Past

WALLAGARAUGH, Australia — Bruce Pascoe stood near the ancient crops he has written about for years and discussed the day’s plans with a handful of workers. Someone needed to check on the yam daisy seedlings. A few others would fix up a barn or visitor housing. Most of them were Yuin men, from the Indigenous…

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Scarred by My Own Hands

First, I said I was allergic to cats. Then I blamed a food allergy. Then mosquitoes. But this was all a lie. My scabs — usually red and raw — were there because I made them. From age 8, I scratched myself. I scratched my forearms, my calves and my knees. I scratched and scratched…

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What if We Worried Less About the Accuracy of Coronavirus Tests?

Accuracy is everything, typically, when we take a diagnostic test — an incorrect result can lead to anguish and erroneous, if not harmful, treatment. Currently the most reliable way to identify a coronavirus infection is by a polymerase chain reaction (P.C.R.) test: A swab, usually taken from the nasal passage, produces a sample that is…

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Hunting for Glass Orbs on Block Island

BLOCK ISLAND, R.I. — In a forest here, Katie Hall and members of her extended family were dangling her mother’s bra into a hollowed-out tree trunk with the laser focus of open-heart surgeons. When that failed, Ms. Hall, her mother, brother, aunt and cousin untied their shoes, using the laces to form a makeshift net…

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Working From Home: A Survey of Our New Out of Office Lives

OOO Out of Office: A Survey of Our New Work Lives Aug. 20, 2020 Yellowed newspapers. A mouse who met its end on a glue trap. Wilted plants. These were the scenes we photographed this summer at three New York City offices — including our own — amid a pandemic that has left millions of…

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