TikTok Is Shaping Politics. But How?

As a place where millions of young Americans perform and explore their identities in public, TikTok has become a prominent venue for ideological formation, political activism and trolling. It has homegrown pundits, and despite its parent company’s reluctance to being involved with politics — the service does not allow political ads — it has attracted interest…

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Coronavirus Global News: Live Updates

Here’s what you need to know: ImageHealth care workers help patients outside the Houston Medical Center on Thursday. Houston’s mayor has said that I.C.U.s there were nearly at capacity.Credit…Erin Trieb for The New York Times Some Mississippi I.C.U.s are full, while Houston is on red alert. The coronavirus continued its surge across the South and…

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Easy Mocktails to Make At Home

Making an alcohol-free cocktail can be as simple as opening a can of Bloody Mary mix, but with a little more ambition, the home bartender can create tasty, refreshing and intriguing drinks. In recent years, a number of companies have introduced alcohol-free “spirits,” like Seedlip, an English brand of complex botanical and spice concoctions. From…

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