Suggestions, lists, distractions and quarantine diaries from our reporters, critics and editors.
There’s a grand tradition at The New York Times that when people travel to another city or nation or region, they reach out to a reporter who works there for advice. They ask the food editor for recommendations as well, the travel editor, the art critic, the science writer who knows all about rain forests. These requests come often enough that some make lists — where to eat in Seoul, which museum to visit in Berlin. Journalists do this even when they’re cooped up during a pandemic, but about different things, of course. They take notes, casual but not — what to listen to, what to read, which workout to try. These notes, often assembled in shareable documents, reveal something of themselves and the work that they do. They are delightful, informative, helpful, low-fi insights into the worlds they inhabit. And at this extraordinary time, we thought we’d share them with you.
🔎 Almost Everything I Looked Up in a Week 🔍
Covid Personal Finance Impact List 📊🔬
My Favorite Gallery: My Apartment 🖼
My Rack of Shame 👗👔🧥🎩 (and some of the stories behind it)
A Walker in the City 👟🏰
What I’m Watching 👀, Reading 📚, and Obsessing Over
Weather-related songs for ☁️ gloom ⛅️ or 🌤 less gloom ☀️🎵
🌟good stuff, 7/20 edition 🌟