These Pretzel Shortbread Cookies Are (Almost) Too Good to Share

Everyone at the farmers’ market was talking about the pretzel shortbread cookies from the Lost Bread Company. So I joined the snaking line to see what the fuss was about. They didn’t look like much, just a stack of coppery rectangles wrapped in cellophane. But almost everyone ahead of me ordered them, and I nervously…


At Hamido Seafood, Let the Staff Be Your Guide

The sea has come to the table: baby octopus, fat loops of calamari and shrimp like curled fists, in a rust-red stew borne hissing through the dining room of Hamido Seafood in Astoria, Queens. The rim of the pot is crusted black with char; bell peppers, just breaking the surface, show off blistered skins. The…


More High-Price Closings at New Condo Tower Next to MoMA

One of the latest of Midtown Manhattan’s snazzy new skyscrapers, 53 West 53, a sculptural tower adjoining the newly renovated Museum of Modern Art, opened its doors in February to several more residents. The slim, 82-story condominium at 53 West 53rd Street, designed by the renowned French architect Jean Nouvel, had more than a dozen…


17 Small Female-Founded Fashion Brands To Get To Know This International Women’s Day

3. Maison Cleo

Run by a french mother-daughter duo, Maison Cleo uses reclaimed fabrics for their relaxed and vintage-inspired designs. Only open on Wednesdays, producing extremely limited runs, their e-shop provides all the information from fabric costs, to time spent making, for completely transparent pricing.

Oh, and you get a scrunchie with every order.

Rick Owens, Talking Doom

PARIS — Deep in the bowels of the Palais de Tokyo, a building dedicated to modern art, down a back stairway strafed with graffiti and through many a wandering hall, Rick Owens was leaning against a wall on Thursday afternoon, considering doom. “It’s a doomy moment,” he said, “in a doomy era. We’ve all been…


Coronavirus Live Updates: Officials Rush to Respond to a Drumbeat of New Cases

Here’s what you need to know: ImageCommuters in Tokyo on Friday. Credit…Charly Triballeau/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images Fears that a global pandemic is inevitable take hold. Financial markets around the world continued their relentless plunge on Friday, with European exchanges all declining more than 2 percent. Wall Street seemed poised to follow in what could…


He Drove Her to the Hospital. She Gave Him the Coronavirus.

BANGKOK — The Chinese woman hailed the cab and said she wanted to go to the hospital. The Thai taxi driver got stuck in traffic because that’s what often happens in Bangkok. To pass the time, the woman took out her phone and, leaning forward, pointed out some tourist sites she might want to visit.…


Pence Will Control All Coronavirus Messaging From Health Officials

WASHINGTON — The White House moved on Thursday to tighten control of coronavirus messaging by government health officials and scientists, directing them to coordinate all statements and public appearances with the office of Vice President Mike Pence, according to several officials familiar with the new approach. But on a day that the White House sought…


Five Places to Visit in Amman with a Hometown Fashion Designer

The Amman fashion designer Nafsika Skourti could have started her clothing line anywhere. Her Paris Fashion Week debut six years ago won over buyers from around the world. But Ms. Skourti, 32, and her sister, Stephanie, 30, headquartered their company in their hometown in 2014 “to teach Arab hands to create clothing with international appeal,”…