How to Reserve a Hotel Room in a Pandemic

The federal directive extending social-distancing guidelines to April 30, as well as multiple state recommendations to shelter in place, means that few people are traveling. Many hotels have closed for the interim and most major hotel chains have waived cancellation fees, often refunding even nonrefundable rooms. But for travelers considering a trip in May or…

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Global Coronavirus Deaths Cross 100,000, a Grim Milestone, as Cases Pass 1.6 Million: Live Updates

Here’s what you need to know: ImageBurying a coronavirus victim in São Paulo, Brazil, on Tuesday.Credit…Victor Moriyama for The New York Times Global deaths cross 100,000, a devastating toll, as cases surge past 1.6 million. The number of deaths linked to the coronavirus worldwide has passed 100,000 as known infections surged past 1.6 million, according…

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Quick, Easy and So Satisfying

Welcome to Five Weeknight Dishes. This newsletter is dedicated to recipes that are easy, quick and satisfying, words that all have a different meaning today than they did when we first started. I spent a few hours this week cleaning out my freezer and — compared with the other things on my to-do list, like…

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Inside the Strip Clubs of Instagram

For the past three weeks, Justin LaBoy, 28, a former professional basketball player and a social media personality, and Justin Dior Combs, 26 and an entrepreneur and P. Diddy’s 26-year-old son, have been hosting virtual pop-up strip clubs on Instagram Live. “If it wasn’t for Justin and his Lives I don’t know what I would…

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