Covid-related international travel restrictions continue to wane.

Anguilla, a tiny British overseas territory in the eastern Caribbean Sea, is preparing to ease its pandemic-related travel restrictions, following the lead of dozens of countries that have dropped testing and vaccination requirements, anxious to rebuild tourism and their economies. This month, the British Virgin Islands, Belize and Australia also eased requirements for visitors. And…

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The Shame Game

It was 2006, and Damon Young had just met a woman on MySpace. Their back-and-forth was witty, flirty and easy. They went on a first date at Barnes & Noble, where they browsed books and continued to vibe. Things were going great, Damon thought. That is, until she called off their second date. Damon was…

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F.D.A. Seeks Outside Review of Troubled Food and Tobacco Units

The Food and Drug Administration has commissioned a review of its food and tobacco programs following public outrage over baby formula shortages and concerns about flavored nicotine products. Dr. Robert Califf, the head of the F.D.A., said the agency had confronted issues that “have tested our regulatory frameworks and stressed the agency’s operations,” prompting the…

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Was This the Art Party of the Summer?

Gallery openings tend to be staid affairs. White wine, art-world hobnobbing and maybe dinner. O’Flaherty’s, a scrappy gallery in the East Village of Manhattan that’s named after a nonexistent Irish pub, sought to invert the whole notion of the summer group show. First, it held an “open call” in which anyone — starving artists, children,…

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Cooling Salads for Hot Days

Good morning. It’s hot in New York, punishingly hot in Oklahoma, Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas and Arizona. It’s been extraordinarily hot in Britain, which recorded its highest-ever temperature on Tuesday. Many of us aren’t turning on stoves or ovens for anything today. Instead, I’m looking at easy summer salads: crunchy greens with carrot-ginger dressing, say; corn…

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