The effects are felt unequally across the U.S.
The stretch of coastline in southwest Africa is a strange and beautiful reminder that, in the end, we are powerless against nature and time.
It’s been a very long year for Joe Biden.
Separated from his family, he launched jump shots in the driveway and wondered: Will we ever properly mourn the ones we’ve lost? Will we ever smile again? The answers were hit or miss.
There is talk about moving from ‘containment to management,’ with fewer restrictions as spring semester progresses.
Despite a decline of 1.9 percent in the final month of the year, sales for the fourth quarter of 2021 jumped 17.1 percent as consumers began their holiday shopping earlier.
The prime minister’s office said it was “deeply regrettable” that two parties took place at Downing Street the night before Prince Philip’s funeral. Mr. Johnson was not accused of attending either of them.
The live-work space in Jersey City, N.J., should have been ideal for lockdown. But hindsight born of a pandemic taught them a few things.
Facing an uncontrolled surge of virus cases, parents of children under 5 are again forced to wrestle with child care crises as the rest of the world appears eager to move on.
I’m ready to get it over with, but it’s not that simple.
Tales of New Yorkers singing together, getting impromptu architecture lessons and making new friends.
Why are so many of us behaving so badly?
The future of Britain’s prime minister is in doubt after he admitted attending a party while the country was under Covid lockdown. Here’s a guide to how he could be forced out, or fight on.
Emily St. John Mandel talks about the pandemic novel she wrote years before Covid-19 and the HBO Max adaptation that some viewers have found oddly life-affirming.
The median rent reached nearly $3,400 in December, the highest price ever for the traditionally quiet month.
Cigarettes, once shunned, have made a comeback with a younger crowd who knows better.
Not drinking for a month sounded easy enough. But for some, Omicron changed those plans.
The “vampire hormone” can act like a dose of sunset, tricking your body into feeling like it’s time to sleep.
Students in the third-largest U.S. school district will go back to classes on Wednesday.
Audiences remain reluctant to return to theaters. And the kinds of movies that used to rely on the sheen of awards to attract moviegoers now find themselves in peril.
Less fresh air, more tween shows.
This comforting potato-celery root dish from Yotam Ottolenghi is all about transforming the expected.
When Covid hit, some New Yorkers abandoned the city for good. They left some angry friends.
Counterfeiting — filling luxury bottles with cheap liquor — has hit American whiskey hard as sky-high prices raise the payoff for scammers.
One day after the C.D.C. advised against all travel on cruise ships, thousands of cruisers partied like it was 2019. But worries about onboard policies — and frustration over quarantines — is rising.
As contenders like “West Side Story” and “Belfast” struggle for audiences, can a blockbuster like “Spider-Man: No Way Home” swing into the Oscar race?
As the pandemic rages on, the safest place to work out is at home. Here’s how to create a personal gym you’ll want to spend time in.
Some want classrooms to stay open through the surge; others are desperate for a remote option. For nearly all, it’s an agonizing situation.
Employers are desperate to figure out a way to safely get employees back to their desks. Enter the humble wristband.
While many hoped to use the enforced isolation of quarantine creatively, the couple who started Locus of Occult actually did.
From new forms of medicine to less wasteful business practices, many have adapted to Covid-19 in ways that have improved them, and society.
In a shift in policy as Covid cases rise, the Wall Street firm urged U.S. employees who can work remotely to do so until Jan. 18.
A health care company known for hair loss and erectile dysfunction treatments diversifies its product line, and earns new fans along the way.
In our anger-filled age, when people need to shop or travel or cope with mild disappointment they’re “devolving into children.”
Americans have spared little expense over the past two years turning their homes into cozy havens. That doesn’t mean they want to spend another winter in them.
It’s a trend that will likely continue in 2022, as momentum shifts away from the suburbs and international travel returns — unless new Covid variants interfere.
Governors Island, a popular summer retreat reachable only by ferry, is now open year-round.
In a reflective mood, The Times’s Community desk sifted through some of their favorite comments of 2021.
By late summer, many real estate agents in the New York suburbs began to notice that the ‘crazy bidding wars’ weren’t happening quite as often.
Home prices in the state far outpaced the national average, with outlying suburbs and smaller metro areas seeing the most significant increases.
C.E.O.s are trained to “shoot, move and communicate.” But the pandemic has called on them to rewrite the leadership playbook.
Well’s most popular stories of the year offered tools to stay happy and healthy.
Wellness vacations now go far beyond massages and diet advice, instead offering a respite from physical and mental stress. Here’s what to expect.
They see a new interest in mushrooms, a rethinking of chicken and coffee, a resurgence of 1980s cocktails — and, believe it or not, a return to civility.
Our weekly photo essay series offered readers a glimpse of distant places and cultures that, for a second straight year, remained largely inaccessible.
Despite a surge in coronavirus cases that dashed plans for travel and celebrations, New Yorkers did what they could to salvage the season.
“They’re like, ‘The world’s out of control, why should I be in control?’” the principal of Liberty High School in Bethlehem, Pa., said of some of his struggling students.
A growing moderation movement harnesses strategies from meditation to cut back on alcohol.
Maybe not, but thanks to vaccines and practice, some people are getting better at isolation.
Books, kombucha, and a ridiculous egg spoon — the things that kept me going and fed this newsletter.