Spit Swapping, Hard Pants and Hope: New Ads Envision Post-Pandemic Life

A saucy campaign from a fashion brand stakes out “the new normal,” a world without face masks and social distancing, while other companies are working on cheerful marketing messages.

#advertising-and-marketing, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #fashion-and-apparel, #montana-joe, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #suitsupply

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My Music Muscles Were Going Weak

I turned to Randy Newman to help me through this pandemic.

#landlady-music-group, #music, #newman-randy, #quarantine-life-and-culture

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Seth Rogen on Pot, Pottery and Ted Cruz

We already knew about the weed and the tweeting, but when did Hollywood’s most affable schlub get so into ceramics?

#ceramics-and-pottery, #content-type-personal-profile, #houseplant, #marijuana, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #rogen-seth

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A Year Without Our Work Friends

What the absence of day-to-day connections showed us about how we spent our days.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #friendship, #labor-and-jobs, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #travel-and-vacations, #work-life-balance, #workplace-environment, #writing-and-writers

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Can We Put an End to the Vaccine Hunger Games?

Too many local governments are still struggling with the technology that people use to get appointments.

#microsoft-corp, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #vaccination-and-immunization, #washington-dc

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Eddie Huang: Filmmaker Was on His List of Things to Do Even Before Chef

He discusses his debut drama, “Boogie”; what moving to Taiwan showed him about America; and what it was like to work with Pop Smoke, a star of his movie.

#boogie-movie, #huang-eddie, #movies, #pop-smoke-rapper, #quarantine-life-and-culture

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Suburban Home Sales Soar in the New York Region

Lines of cars at open houses and multiple offers above the asking price, often all cash, have become a regular occurrence.

#connecticut, #long-island-ny, #manhattan-nyc, #new-jersey, #new-york-city, #new-york-metropolitan-area, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #westchester-county-ny

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Review: Your Arm Is a Canvas, in ‘As Far as Isolation Goes’

Because of pandemic restrictions, a performance piece about refugees requires you to draw on yourself, in both senses

#as-far-as-isolation-goes-play, #el-khoury-tania, #fisher-richard-b-center-for-the-performing-arts-at-bard-college, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #theater, #zaraa-basel

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Ministry of Supply Sold Office Apparel. It Has Had to Rethink Things.

The start-up had to decide what to do when its merchandise became virtually irrelevant during the pandemic. Revamping its focus was not easy, but the company has survived.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #e-commerce, #fashion-and-apparel, #ministry-of-supply, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #shopping-and-retail, #shopping-centers-and-malls, #suits-apparel, #telecommuting

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BAM Helped Buy Its Boss a New Home. She Left in Under 6 Years.

Some cultural institutions own apartments for their leaders to use. The Brooklyn Academy of Music decided to help its last leader buy one with a bonus of $968,000.

#bonuses, #brooklyn-nyc, #brooklyn-academy-of-music, #clark-katy-1968, #culture-arts, #executive-compensation, #hopkins-karen-brooks, #orchestra-of-st-lukes, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #real-estate-and-housing-residential

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Finding Refuge, and a Snowy Owl, in Central Park

When pandemic New York seemed at its most surreal, the park, with its abundant wildlife and familiar progression of the seasons, offered a vision of normal life to a book critic who wandered it daily.

#birds, #central-park-manhattan-ny, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #olmsted-frederick-law, #parks-and-other-recreation-areas, #quarantine-life-and-culture

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Move Over, RuPaul! Meet the Drag Kings

The blurring of gender boundaries has allowed for more freedom in online pageants — and soon, it’s hoped, back in the clubs.

#content-type-personal-profile, #contests-and-prizes, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #television, #transvestism, #your-feed-selfcare

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Now Making Electric Bikes: Car and Motorcycle Companies

They see branding opportunities as the pandemic and a desire by cities to curb traffic propel e-bike sales to new heights.

#automobiles, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #ducati-motor-holding-spa, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #harley-davidson-inc, #motorcycles-motor-bikes-and-motorscooters, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #united-states, #urban-areas

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A College President Worried About the Risks of Dorm Isolation. So He Moved In.

Col. Mark Anarumo, the president of Norwich University, had been through suicides of students during in-room lockdown. He thought he could help by moving into the dorm.

#anarumo-mark-c, #anxiety-and-stress, #colleges-and-universities, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #dormitories, #mental-health-and-disorders, #norwich-vt, #norwich-university, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #quarantines, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces

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We Expect 300,000 Fewer Births Than Usual This Year

Signs are pointing to a sizable pandemic baby bust in the United States, with implications that will be with us for years to come.

#babies-and-infants, #birth-rates, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #influenza-epidemic-1918-19, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #recession-and-depression, #united-states-economy

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Tips for Coping at Home: Advice From a Lifestyle Reporter

We asked Melissa Kirsch to talk about ways she keeps her spirits up and her day meaningful. For her, it starts with a movie night.

#content-type-personal-profile, #quarantine-life-and-culture

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What Is Home?

Tell us.

#quarantine-life-and-culture

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Children’s Film Festival Pushes Boundaries, Mixing Somber and Sweet

From a feature just for teenagers to short movies for toddlers, this groundbreaking New York event will stream for the first time nationwide.

#beans-movie, #black-boy-joy-movie, #bulado-movie, #children-and-childhood, #city-of-ghosts-tv-program, #deer-tracey, #documentary-films-and-programs, #ito-elizabeth, #lee-martina-mossell, #movies, #new-york-international-childrens-film-festival, #quarantine-life-and-culture

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A ‘Rent’ Reunion Measures 25 Years of Love and Loss

A fund-raiser, a tribute, a documentary — and a reminder that Jonathan Larson’s musical remains especially inspiring in hard times.

#25-years-of-rent-measured-in-love-play, #actors-and-actresses, #documentary-films-and-programs, #larson-jonathan, #new-york-theater-workshop, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #rent-play, #senor-andy, #theater

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The Dos and Don’ts of Staging a Pandemic-Era Awards Show

The Oscars have nearly two months to get right what has gone oh-so-wrong at other ceremonies.

#academy-awards-oscars, #celebrities, #golden-globes-awards, #movies, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #videophones-and-videoconferencing

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The Louvre Turns to Merch

The famous French museum has embraced all retail opportunities in an effort to offset the economic effects of the pandemic.

#auctions, #culture-arts, #fashion-and-apparel, #louis-vuitton, #louvre-museum, #museums, #paris-france, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #uniqlo, #your-feed-fashion

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When I Lost My Sense of Taste to Covid, Anorexia Stepped In

With flavor gone, my old eating disorder came roaring back.

#anorexia-nervosa, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #eating-disorders, #mental-health-and-disorders, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #senses-and-sensation, #smell-olfaction, #taste

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What Is a Ballet Body?

With performances on pause, many dancers are rethinking their relationship to weight.

#american-ballet-theater, #dancing, #howard-theresa-ruth, #lopez-lourdes, #miami-city-ballet, #morgan-kathryn-1989, #new-york-city-ballet, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #stafford-jonathan, #whelan-wendy

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Theater to Stream: Star-Studded Digital Shorts and Escape Rooms

The past year has made us rethink the boundaries between theater and film. Many of these shows are a little bit of both.

#creede-repertory-theater, #food-for-thought-productions-theater-co, #goodspeed-musicals, #japan-society, #keen-company, #new-ohio-theater, #nguyen-qui, #punchdrunk-theatricals, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #royal-shakespeare-co, #southwark-playhouse-london-england, #theater, #young-vic-theater-company

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Companies Put Return-to-Work Plans in Motion

Many employers are not making a decision until many workers are vaccinated. And some are making plans for “hybrid” work arrangements.

#avison-young-inc, #bank-of-america-corporation, #boston-mass, #charlotte-nc, #chicago-ill, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #duke-energy-corporation, #fifth-third-bank, #manhattan-nyc, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #rapid7-inc, #real-estate-commercial, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate, #san-francisco-calif, #seasons-and-months, #seattle-wash, #telecommuting, #texas, #vaccination-and-immunization, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

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How to Get a Peloton-Style Workout Without Splurging

Don’t want to pay $1,900 for a Peloton bike, plus a subscription fee for classes? Here are ways to reduce the cost of using tech to exercise at home.

#apple-inc, #bicycles-and-bicycling, #computers-and-the-internet, #content-type-service, #exercise, #luxury-goods-and-services, #mobile-applications, #peloton-interactive-inc, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming, #wearable-computing

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A No-Recipe Recipe Manifesto

Trust yourself, follow the prompt and wing it. You don’t need a recipe to create a fantastic dinner.

#pork, #potatoes, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #recipes

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How Has a Pandemic Year Changed Your Idea of ‘Home?’

Office, gym, classroom: our living spaces have had to do it all. As we approach one year of hunkering down, we want to hear how your notion of “home” has evolved.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #quarantine-life-and-culture

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A Portal Into a Universe Without Covid

Concerts, beaches, crowds: Videos of New Zealand enjoying its summer feel like peering into an alternate reality.

#festivals, #new-zealand, #quarantine-life-and-culture

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Texas Drops Its Virus Restrictions as a Wave of Reopenings Takes Hold

As coronavirus cases fall, states are rescinding mask mandates and reopening businesses and schools, prompting people to emerge after months of isolation despite uncertainty about the pandemic’s future.

#bars-and-nightclubs, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #restaurants, #states-us, #vaccination-and-immunization, #walensky-rochelle

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Texas and Other States Reopen as Covid Cases Fall

As coronavirus cases fall, states are rescinding mask mandates and reopening businesses and schools, prompting people to emerge after months of isolation despite uncertainty about the pandemic’s future.

#bars-and-nightclubs, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #restaurants, #states-us, #vaccination-and-immunization, #walensky-rochelle

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Can Fashion Be a Form of Self-Care?

Collections from Marni, Valentino and Armani suggest the answer is yes. Toucha-toucha-toucha touch me.

#armani-giorgio-spa, #dolcegabbana, #etro-spa, #fashion-and-apparel, #ferragamo-salvatore-italia-spa, #marni-group, #milan-italy, #milan-fashion-week, #piccioli-pierpaolo, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #risso-francesco, #valentino-fashion-group-spa, #your-feed-fashion

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How to Pretend You’re in the Riviera Maya, Mexico, Today

You might not be able to travel on spring break this year, but you can immerse yourself in Maya culture from home.

#archaeology-and-anthropology, #books-and-literature, #cooking-and-cookbooks, #culture-arts, #historic-buildings-and-sites, #indigenous-people, #mayans, #music, #myths-and-mythical-creatures, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #riviera-maya-mexico, #sinkholes, #travel-and-vacations, #world-heritage-sites

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How the Cookbooks of 2020 Tell the Stories of Our Pandemic Kitchens

From beans and baking projects to vegan and global recipes, the year’s best sellers show the ways home cooking changed, and what may lie ahead.

#book-trade-and-publishing, #cooking-and-cookbooks, #diet-and-nutrition, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #united-states

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The Grocery Store of the Mind

Vicarious food shopping, from collectible Mini Brands to “Supermarket Sweep,” simulates a lost pleasure.

#collectors-and-collections, #mini-brands, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #supermarket-sweep-tv-program, #supermarkets-and-grocery-stores, #television, #toys, #zuru-inc

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How to Bring Nature Inside With the Right Houseplants

It’s no surprise that greenery has gained popularity during the pandemic. Here’s how to make the most of it at home.

#blakeney-justina, #carter-hilton-author, #content-type-service, #flowers-and-plants, #gardens-and-gardening, #home-repairs-and-improvements, #interior-design-and-furnishings, #jungalow-llc, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #restoration-and-renovation, #trees-and-shrubs

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Dayton Flyers Fan Is Ready for Conference Tournament

Rosie Miller, 74, who has followed Dayton basketball since the early 1950s, has her wardrobe, Christmas tree and vaccinations ready for the Atlantic 10 Conference tournament.

#atlantic-10-conference, #basketball-college, #content-type-personal-profile, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #university-of-dayton

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Tony Awards Voting Starts Now. And It’s Going to Be Weird.

No shows are playing, and no one knows when they will come back. Here are answers to six questions about a process even more idiosyncratic than usual.

#american-theater-wing, #awards-decorations-and-honors, #betrayal-play, #broadway-league, #frankie-and-johnny-in-the-clair-de-lune-play, #jagged-little-pill-play, #moulin-rouge-the-musical-play, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #slave-play-play, #the-inheritance-play, #the-sound-inside-play, #tina-the-tina-turner-musical-play

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Hello, Golden Globes Red Carpet — We Missed You

OK, it was mostly virtual. But watching stars dress up again was actually a whole lot of fun.

#celebrities, #erivo-cynthia, #fashion-and-apparel, #golden-globes-awards, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #red-carpet, #your-feed-fashion

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A Texas Couple Try a Rent-to-Own Apartment on the Lower East Side

Most apartments are either for sale or for rent. The one they chose was both.

#houston-tex, #lower-east-side-manhattan-ny, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate

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Diagnosing Autism in the Pandemic

Autism spectrum disorder is often suspected when young children stand out as being different from their peers. That can be much harder in this isolated time.

#anxiety-and-stress, #autism, #children-and-childhood, #families-and-family-life, #parenting, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #telemedicine

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What Should You Do With Your Savings?

If you’ve been fortunate enough to put away some cash, here are a few ideas on what to do with it.

#banking-and-financial-institutions, #content-type-service, #personal-finances, #quarantine-life-and-culture

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The Best and Worst of the Golden Globes

Amid deeply moving moments (like the speech by Chadwick Boseman’s widow), there were technical difficulties and the strange sight of long-distance hosts pretending to be on the same stage.

#actors-and-actresses, #boseman-chadwick, #cox-laverne, #day-andra-1984, #docter-pete, #fey-tina, #foster-jodie, #kaluuya-daniel, #movies, #poehler-amy, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #zhao-chloe

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Yankees Host Fans at First Spring Training Game

Spring training started with a loss to Toronto, but Yankees players were just happy to have fans back. “It felt a lot more normal.”

#baseball, #boone-aaron, #judge-aaron-1992, #new-york-yankees, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #toronto-blue-jays

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As School Closures Near First Anniversary, a Diverse Parent Movement Demands Action

Frustrated with remote learning, parents in the Philadelphia area are running for office, suing, relocating and retreating to private school.

#bucks-county-pa, #coronavirus-reopenings, #e-learning, #education-k-12, #norristown-pa, #parenting, #philadelphia-pa, #private-and-sectarian-schools, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #teachers-and-school-employees

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How the Pandemic Stalled Peak TV

Where’s “Succession”? “Atlanta”? After the number of scripted shows fell for the first time in a decade, Hollywood hopes to satisfy a restless audience with less costly fare.

#apple-tv-plus, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #netflix-inc, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #television, #web-original-programming

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Amazon Moves From Film Industry’s Margins to the Mainstream

With several films competing for Golden Globes on Sunday and a number of high-priced movies coming this year, the streaming service has altered its reputation in Hollywood.

#amazon-com-inc, #borat-subsequent-moviefilm-movie, #cohen-sacha-baron, #golden-globes-awards, #jordan-michael-b, #movies, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #salke-jennifer, #web-original-programming

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Dances to Learn At Home

Online tutorials for TikTok and music-video routines can help prove you wrong. The “WAP” dance is within your reach.

#content-type-service, #dancing, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #tiktok-bytedance

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Show Thanks With A Gratitude Letter

Concerned about a friend or a loved one who may be feeling the winter doldrums? Try writing them a gratitude letter.

#content-type-service, #letters, #quarantine-life-and-culture

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Rapper’s Arrest Awakens Rage in Spanish Youth Chafing in Pandemic

Nearly two weeks of sometimes violent demonstrations have turned into a collective outcry from young adults who see bleak futures and precious time lost to lockdowns.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #freedom-of-speech-and-expression, #hasel-pablo-1988, #juan-carlos-i-king-of-spain, #labor-and-jobs, #politics-and-government, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #rap-and-hip-hop, #youth

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