Unexpected Dinner Inspiration

A year into this pandemic, I’m taking dinner ideas wherever they come. Last week, my daughter and I read “Bread and Jam for Frances,” the 1964 picture book about a little badger who doesn’t want to eat any of the food her mother cooks (soft-boiled eggs, toast and fresh orange juice for breakfast; breaded veal…

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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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