How to Keep the Peace in a School Pod

‘It’s important to approach this with the idea that there’s no ideal situation. If there were, we’d all be doing it.’

#children-and-childhood, #content-type-service, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #e-learning, #education-k-12, #families-and-family-life, #friendship, #parenting, #quarantine-life-and-culture

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What to Know About Your Used Car

Sales of previously owned vehicles are booming, but many new owners may not realize what they’re in for in terms of upkeep.

#automobile-service-and-charging-stations, #automobiles, #carfax, #content-type-service, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #engines, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #used-cars

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How to Use the Renter’s Market to Your Advantage

If you’re hoping to relocate, renew a lease or renegotiate an existing agreement, this is what to keep in mind.

#compass-real-estate, #content-type-service, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #landlords, #new-york-city, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate, #san-francisco-bay-area-calif, #streeteasy, #urban-areas, #zillow-com

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Strangers’ Things

Earning money online by selling intimate objects that aren’t obviously sexual (including emotions).

#e-commerce, #generation-z, #millennial-generation, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #sex, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming, #youth

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‘Father of the Bride,’ the Pandemic and Me

The director Nancy Meyers explains how a sort-of sequel was born amid worry and a desire to help. George Banks would approve.

#father-of-the-bride-movie, #father-of-the-bride-part-3-ish-movie, #keaton-diane, #martin-steve, #meyers-nancy, #movies, #quarantine-life-and-culture

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How the 2020 Election Could Hinge on the Voting Process Itself

For many Americans, the fundamental question of this election is not just who will win, but also whether they will be able to cast ballots and have their votes counted.

#absentee-voting, #elections, #presidential-election-of-2020, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voting-and-voters

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Sorry, Kids. Snow Days Are Probably Over.

Schools, forced to cancel in-person classes because of the pandemic, have become more comfortable with remote teaching. That might mean the end of the snow day.

#anxiety-and-stress, #boston-mass, #computers-and-the-internet, #hurricanes-and-tropical-storms, #maryland, #massachusetts, #minnesota, #new-hampshire, #parenting, #pennsylvania, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #snow-and-snowstorms

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How to Negotiate With Your Landlord

It’s a renter’s market. Here are some tips to help you take advantage of your power as a tenant.

#brooklyn-nyc, #content-type-service, #landlords, #manhattan-nyc, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #queens-nyc, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate

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The Empty Stages of N.Y.C.

Most concerts, plays and other live performances have yet to resume. The pandemic fallout has devastated creative workers and hurt the city.

#art, #bowley-graham, #culture-arts, #harris-elizabeth-a, #music, #new-york-city, #paulson-michael, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #shutdowns-institutional, #theater

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How Yurts and Heat Lamps Will Save New York’s Restaurants

Outdoor dining has been a magical distraction from pandemic gloom. But the city has done little to ensure that it will survive in colder weather.

#city-council-nyc, #de-blasio-bill, #la-vara-brooklyn-ny-restaurant, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #restaurants

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Full-Scale Wagner Returns to Europe With a Refugee-Theme ‘Walküre’

Delayed by the coronavirus pandemic, Stefan Herheim’s “Ring” cycle, rumored for a future Met Opera season, gets underway in Berlin.

#berlin-germany, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #der-ring-des-nibelungen-opera, #deutsche-oper-berlin, #die-walkure-opera, #herheim-stefan, #opera, #quarantine-life-and-culture

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They Had Big Plans for the Lockdown. This Is What Happened.

As the pandemic drags on, some of us who had grand plans for self improvement as we sheltered in place are tearing up those to-do lists.

#do-it-yourself, #manhattan-nyc, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #shutdowns-institutional

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Black Women Wanting Wigs Face Shortage

Supply-chain problems have interrupted Black women’s efforts to stockpile during the pandemic.

#black-people, #e-commerce, #hair, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #wigs, #women-and-girls

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Busy Philipps’s Week: Coffee, ‘Little Women’ and Keeping It Together

The actor is also dedicated to her podcast, “Busy Philipps Is Doing Her Best,” and her dog, Gina Linetti.

#busy-philipps-is-doing-her-best-radio-program, #busy-tonight-tv-program, #los-angeles-calif, #philipps-busy, #podcasts, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #social-media

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Coronavirus Relief Fund Raises Nearly $20 Million for Artists

Creative professionals can receive $5,000 grants through the end of the year, thanks to additional funding by the Mellon Foundation and others.

#academy-of-american-poets, #alexander-elizabeth-1962, #art, #artadia, #artist-relief-fund, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #creative-capital-foundation, #dancing, #finances, #foundation-for-contemporary-arts, #hardly-strictly-bluegrass, #map-fund, #mellon-foundation, #music, #national-youngarts-foundation, #philanthropy, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #theater, #united-states-artists

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Industry City: Here’s What Happened

After a long battle to rezone the business hub in Brooklyn, developers abandoned the plan, eliminating a possible 20,000 new jobs. 

#culture-arts, #industry-city-brooklyn-ny, #metropolitan-opera, #new-year, #new-york-city, #opera, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #zoning

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Home Sales Surge in Brooklyn

Six months into the pandemic, inventory is up in Manhattan while buyers are heading to Brooklyn for more space and lower prices.

#brooklyn-nyc, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #streeteasy

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Dive In, KIds! Some Are Home-Schooling on Boats

Thanks to their adventuresome parents, some screen-addled children are getting a reprieve — and an education — at sea.

#boats-and-boating, #children-and-childhood, #education-k-12, #home-schooling, #quarantine-life-and-culture

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Dust Off Desks and Boot Up Terminals: Wall St. Returns, Fitfully

New York’s finance industry is beginning to reoccupy offices in fits and starts, impeded by uncertainty around the virus.

#banking-and-financial-institutions, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #labor-and-jobs, #mudrick-capital, #new-york-city, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #workplace-environment, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

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10 Unusual Streaming Movies for Unusual Times

Looking for a few fresh and different streaming options? We offer some assistance.

#an-easy-girl-movie, #blue-ruin-movie, #blush-movie, #brawl-in-cell-block-99-movie, #coll-is-whattowatch, #edwards-jessica, #eisenstadt-debra, #everly-movie, #lester-elliott-film-director, #lowlife-movie, #lynch-joe-1976, #mavis-movie, #movies, #prows-ryan, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #robbins-jack-henry, #saulnier-jeremy, #the-nightingale-movie, #vhyes-movie, #white-girl-movie, #wood-elizabeth-film-director, #zahler-s-craig-1973, #zlotowski-rebecca

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When the Classroom Comes With Room Service and Poolside Cabanas

With the pandemic ongoing and millions of school-age children learning remotely, the travel industry is beckoning families with lures of “schoolcation.”

#amusement-and-theme-parks, #e-learning, #education-k-12, #four-seasons-hotels-ltd, #kimpton-hotelrestaurant-group, #muse-hotel, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #shutdowns-institutional, #travel-and-vacations, #tutors-and-tutoring, #waldorf-astoria-hotels-and-resorts

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What My Sled Dogs Taught Me About Planning for the Unknown

Working with them in the wilderness means negotiating countless shifting variables. Sounds a lot like the world we’re living in.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #dog-sledding, #dogs, #quarantine-life-and-culture

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How New Yorkers Found Resolve After 6 Months of Pandemic Hardship

It is not a tale of triumph. Fear persists about what lies ahead. But small transformations have unfolded that reveal the grit and gifts of the city’s people.

#brooklyn-nyc, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #immigration-and-emigration, #layoffs-and-job-reductions, #manhattan-nyc, #new-york-city, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #shutdowns-institutional, #street-vendors-non-food

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‘The Humans’ Review: Surviving in a New World and New Medium

Stephen Karam’s celebrated play about economic distress looks very different in 2020 than it did in 2015 — and streaming is only part of the change.

#karam-stephen, #olney-theater-center-theater-co, #posner-aaron, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #the-humans-play, #theater

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Every Night in Quarantine, I Danced With Hundreds of Strangers

When the coronavirus shut down clubs around the world, I found community in a queer dance party on Zoom.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #dancing, #documentary-films-and-programs, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #parties-social, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #transgender-and-transsexuals, #videophones-and-videoconferencing

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At the Manifesta Biennial, a French City’s Tough Realities Go on Show

The roving international art exhibition is carrying on despite the pandemic. This edition, in Marseille, could be a model for biennials in a changed world.

#art, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #manifesta-exhibit, #marseille-france, #quarantine-life-and-culture

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Is It Strange to Say I Miss the Bodies of Strangers?

Weeks before lockdown, I made a whirlwind tour of Istanbul’s public baths. It was a crash course in pleasure that helped me understand what we’ve lost since.

#bathing-and-showering, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #east-village-manhattan-ny, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #saunas-and-sweat-lodges, #turkey

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We Watched the New York and Toronto Film Festivals From Home

Our critics examine the highs, the lows and the oddities of the online versions of events in Toronto and New York.

#movies, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #toronto-international-film-festival

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5 Recipes That Are a Sure Thing in an Uncertain Time

Started as a response to the pandemic, Melissa Clark’s From the Pantry series says goodbye.

#content-type-service, #cooking-and-cookbooks, #quarantine-life-and-culture

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I Watched ‘Fleabag.’ I Watched ‘Insecure.’ What’s Next?

Our television critic suggests the dramedy “Atlanta,” which has a sense of intimacy and reality.

#atlanta-tv-program, #bojack-horseman-tv-program, #chewing-gum-tv-program, #dead-eyes-radio-program, #fx-tv-network, #hulu-com, #i-may-destroy-you-tv-program, #netflix-inc, #other-peoples-problems-radio-program, #podcasts, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #television, #the-dream-radio-program, #the-magicians-tv-program

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Pandemic Baking Just Got Weirder

Artists are crafting kooky, made-from-scratch cakes to exhibit on Instagram.

#cakes, #quarantine-life-and-culture

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‘Showers and Pants Are So 2019’

And other six-word memoirs about the pandemic.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #poetry-and-poets, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #social-media, #writing-and-writers

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How Can I Avoid Feeling Lonely When All My Friends Are Coupled Up?

“When confronted with forces beyond our control, isolation can be a form of escape and self-preservation,” writes one of our advice columnists.

#art, #draper-louis-h, #movies, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #tsai-ming-liang, #zumthor-peter

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Photoville Adds New Venues, Vistas and Vision

A joyous jumble of 60-plus shows in five boroughs, it is a reminder of photography’s power not just to document crisis, but to help imagine better lives.

#arevalo-gosen-ana-maria, #art, #bousema-suzette, #claiborne-kevin-photographer, #cornwall-debi, #delano-pablo, #lefevre-erin, #new-york-city, #photography, #photoville, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #race-and-ethnicity, #robinson-nina-photographer, #vasquez-sofie-photographer

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Finally, Some Students Will Return to New York City’s Classrooms

Up to 90,000 children in pre-K and students with advanced disabilities can go back to in-person school on Monday.

#children-and-childhood, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #de-blasio-bill, #new-york-city, #quarantine-life-and-culture

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Looking to Past Pandemics to Determine the Future of Theater

Throughout most of Western history, plays typically went on hiatus when plagues hit. But could contemporary designers, or perhaps outdoor settings or spaced-out seats, provide novel solutions?

#berliner-ensemble, #broadway-league, #culture-arts, #globe-theater, #greece, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #royal-national-theater, #theater

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Voting Alone

The national bard of community long warned about what isolation would do to us. Now our democracy is in the midst of an experiment no one asked for.

#computers-and-the-internet, #lanier-jaron, #presidential-election-of-2020, #putnam-robert-david, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #united-states-politics-and-government, #videophones-and-videoconferencing, #voting-and-voters

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How to Pack an Emergency Bag

The first step toward a solid evacuation plan is pulling together all the gear you need, before you need it.

#content-type-service, #disasters-and-emergencies, #evacuations-and-evacuees, #health-insurance-and-managed-care, #humanitarian-aid, #hurricanes-and-tropical-storms, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #university-of-delaware, #wildfires

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Evan Rachel Wood Uses Her Roles to Heal

The actress finds catharsis in roles about pain and in her activism to help the survivors of domestic violence.

#anxiety-and-stress, #domestic-violence, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #westworld-tv-program, #wood-evan-rachel

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A September Wine Romance

The end of summer has a particular feel to it as the bountiful fresh produce ebbs. These 12 wines can make the seasonal transition.

#autumn-season, #beaujolais-wine, #customs-tariff, #grapes, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #wines

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How to Navigate the Age of the Smart Home

Here are some tips if you’re new to smart home devices, but want to give something a try.

#computers-and-the-internet, #content-type-service, #home-automation-and-smart-homes, #quarantine-life-and-culture

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Rosh Hashana in the Pandemic: Rabbis, Cantors and Video Crews

The first High Holy Days of the coronavirus era will be celebrated this weekend, as rabbis try to deliver an online version of Judaism’s most sacred celebrations.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #holidays-and-special-occasions, #jews-and-judaism, #new-york-city, #new-york-state, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #rosh-hashana, #synagogues

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Mushrooms, the Last Survivors

Neither plant nor animal, mushrooms have confounded humans since ancient times. Now, they’re a reminder of our tenuous place in an uncertain world.

#art, #cooking-and-cookbooks, #fungi, #mushrooms, #quarantine-life-and-culture

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In His Hands, a Love Song Becomes a Requiem for Plague Times

The artist Ragnar Kjartansson has built his reputation around endurance works, and a Milanese church will host his latest: the same romantic tune repeated hour after hour, day after day, for a month.

#art, #gioni-massimiliano, #kjartansson-ragnar, #milan-italy, #music, #paoli-gino, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #the-sky-in-a-room-song

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Ready for School to Start? For Most Students, Not So Fast.

Mayor Bill de Blasio’s announcement of a phased start to in-person classes left many parents with little time to make alternative arrangements. 

#american-museum-of-natural-history, #coronavirus-reopenings, #de-blasio-bill, #education-k-12, #education-department-nyc, #new-york-city, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #teachers-and-school-employees

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Tale of a Classic SoHo Loft

An artist who bought a loft on West Broadway for $15,000 in 1972 sells it for $2.4 million and retires to her home borough of Queens.

#fashion-and-apparel, #jeans-apparel, #lofts, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate, #soho-manhattan-ny

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Cruise Ships Can’t Sail. But the Behemoth Vessels Are Still a Draw.

Empty cruise liners idling in the English Channel have become a tourist destination of their own, drawing cruise fans temporarily stuck on land.

#cruise-lines-international-assn, #cruises, #dorset-england, #international-maritime-organization, #princess-cruises, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #royal-caribbean-cruises-ltd, #travel-and-vacations, #travel-warnings

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Why Giving Food Stamps to the Rich Is Not a Terrible Idea

Every child in N.Y.C. public schools was given a $420 benefits card. The well-off should use theirs to support food banks.

#food-insecurity, #new-york-city, #quarantine-life-and-culture

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Art About Waiting — and What It Takes to Endure

In a time of crisis with no end in sight, durational performance, or endurance art, surfaces in our consciousness. Is this the art of our age?

#abramovic-marina, #art, #beckett-samuel, #hsieh-tehching, #museums, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #theater, #waiting-for-godot-play

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Private Tutors, Pop-Up Schools or Nothing at All: How Employers Are Helping Parents

Benefits depend on where people work, and the kind of job they have, a new survey finds, highlighting disparities that predate the pandemic.

#child-care, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #e-learning, #employee-fringe-benefits, #labor-and-jobs, #paid-time-off, #parenting, #quarantine-life-and-culture

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