If You’re Feeling Isolated

Welcome. The Sundance Film Festival is on until Wednesday, and like most things these days, it’s gone virtual. Make like A.O. Scott and watch it from your sofa. We’ll help you select some features that suit your taste, or you could check out The New York Times’s selection of Op-Docs from this year and previous…

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These Recipes Are So Smart

Hello and welcome to Five Weeknight Dishes, a newsletter for busy people who still want something good to eat. As a home cook and an editor, I love and seek out recipes that are animated by a great idea: a clever technique, a sharp shortcut that defies conventional wisdom, a magic combination of flavors or…

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Everything’s a Joke Until It’s Not

On its face, Reddit is a huge collection of forums overseen by a single private company. It inhabits a gray zone between small, intimate communities with shared expectations and norms and the mega-platforms that tend to obliterate such things. Its business is to let people gather for free, generating communities and content, and then assigning…

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The Stock Traders of Reddit and TikTok

WallStreetBets is by no means all young people. The demographics of the Reddit forum, which now has over six million people, are broad and encompass out-of-work boomers, earnest millennials and hyper-online children. However, the camaraderie in the community is something many young traders said they were drawn to. The forum has its own language. They…

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Health care unions amplify the voices of frontline workers overwhelmed by pandemic conditions.

The unions representing the nation’s health care workers have emerged as increasingly powerful voices during the still-raging pandemic. With more than 100,000 Americans hospitalized and many among their ranks infected, nurses and other health workers remain in a precarious frontline against the coronavirus and have turned again and again to unions for help. Nurses across…

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