The Panorama Panini Pandemic

You probably didn’t realize how many words begin with the prefix “pan-” until we found ourselves living through a pan … demic. On social media, we are in a “panorama,” a “pandemonium,” a “pandemi moore,” a “panini.” Over the past year, a new lexicon has emerged online: “quarantinis” to describe at-home cocktails in quarantine; “stimmy”…

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The Ski Slope Is the New Runway

Getty Images; Miu Miu/Johnny Dufort; Browne: Emma Louise Swanson Style Points is a weekly column about how fashion intersects with the wider world. As the wheel of quarantine leisure spins, so goes fashion. Over the course of a year of pandemic life, we’ve cycled through 365 days’ worth of trendy pursuits (remember TikTok dances and…

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The D.I.Y. Developers

On a cold morning not long ago, Preston Jones and Ariana Diaz parked their car along a country road and hiked up into the land they bought last summer in Cornwallville, N.Y., in the northern Catskills. They built a campfire on a high meadow overlooking rolling farmland and mountains. Standing beside the fire, as their…

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Can We Learn Anything From Horses?

Dr. Croney, who was not previously familiar with Equus, added, “We don’t want to bash what they’re doing.” Humans “certainly can influence” horses’ behavior, she said. “But it doesn’t reflect some sort of inherent characteristic in us, is what I’m saying.” Still, it is possible, Dr. Croney said, even outside the formal trappings of, say,…

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Barefoot Dreams Blankets America

The first time Amanda John glimpsed a Barefoot Dreams blanket, she was watching “Keeping Up With the Kardashians.” “Khloé was wearing her little leopard blanket and I was like, ‘What is that?’ Then, when I Googled it, I had a little bit of sticker shock,” said Ms. John, 32, who lives in Atlanta and whose…

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Growing Together, While Apart

Rosanna Fugate described her improbable relationship with Jackie Chang as a “learning journey.” “Let’s start with the fact that to my knowledge, when we met, Jackie was 100 percent straight,” said Ms. Fugate, 34, the chief operating officer at Thistle and Spire, an online lingerie brand based in New York. “Despite the increasing frequency of…

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