Things To Do At Home

Here is a sampling of the week’s events and how to tune in (all times are Eastern). Note that events are subject to change after publication. Monday Konnichiwa! The Little Tokyo Branch of the Los Angeles Public Library hosts its weekly story time in Japanese. Immerse your little one in the country’s culture by tuning…

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What to Do Labor Day Weekend

1. Go to the drive-in. Movies have always been escapist: During the Great Depression, audiences flocked to cinemas in an attempt to forget their worries, at least for a while. Today, as the pandemic continues, drive-in theaters have been popping up all over. In Astoria, Queens, the Bel Aire Diner started one in its parking…

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Intimacy in Isolation

The Look 2020 It can be unsettling to be seen. Now I have to see myself. Photographs by Texas Isaiah Text by Akwaeke Emezi Aug. 29, 2020 ImageTuray Turay and Cat Jones, in a sunbeam.Credit…Texas Isaiah for The New York Times I have been alone for months. My reflection shows a body I’m still unfamiliar…

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Christmas Time Is … Here?

Hannah Smith is “usually not one of those people who gets excited about Christmas in July,” she said. This year has been different, though. On July 13, Ms. Smith, a 20-year-old aesthetician, posted a video on TikTok titled “here’s some serotonin i think we could ALL use rn,” featuring a slide show of Christmas-related images:…

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