How to Deal

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    Going to the Dentist During a Pandemic

    Need to go to the dentist? Here is some guidance for taking care of your teeth during a pandemic.


What to Eat

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  1. PhotoErin Jeanne McDowell’s pink lemonade sheet cake.
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    How Are You Doing?

    Sometimes it feels like the only pleasure available in the day is cooking.


  2. PhotoEggplant focaccia with ricotta and olives.
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    This One Is for the Focaccia Lovers

    Lighter and fresher than pizza, this crisp-edged flatbread is also a celebration of summer eggplant.


  3. PhotoWhen working with tamarind fruit pods, make sure they’re unripe, which ensures a stronger degree of sourness.
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    The Simple Joys of Tamarind

    Sweet, sour and tender under its brittle shell, the fruit’s pulp is equally at home in desserts and savory dishes.


  4. PhotoTraditional and tomato-ey: Chicken curry with homemade naan.
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    What to Cook This Week

    End your weekend with Meera Sodha’s chicken curry with her naan and raita and a bit of chutney to set yourself up for the days ahead.


  5. PhotoMelissa Clark's cheddar-scallion dip.
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    Dip for Dinner!

    These no-fuss recipes are ideal for the busy days ahead.


What to Watch

  1. PhotoHoward Ashman, in a striped shirt, with his collaborator, Alan Menken, at left. 

    ‘Howard’ Review: A Lyricist’s Life Cut Short

    A new documentary looks at the prodigious talent of Howard Ashman, one half of the musical team behind “The Little Mermaid” and others, before he died of AIDS at 40.


Pass the Time

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What to Read Right NowBook recommendations from editors at the New York Times Book Review.

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    The Celebrity Bookshelf Detective Is Back

    We peer over the shoulders of Gwyneth Paltrow, Regina King, Charlamagne tha God, Yo-Yo Ma and others for a glimpse at their reading habits.

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    13 Books to Watch For in August

    Stephenie Meyer’s retelling of “Twilight,” Isabel Wilkerson’s examination of American racism, a biography of the drug kingpin El Chapo, and plenty more.


  3. PhotoClockwise from left: Derrick Bell, the first tenured black professor at Harvard Law School, took an unpaid leave of absence in 1990 to protest the school’s racist hiring practices; the author Zora Neale Hurston, November 1934; Black Lives Matter protesters march the length of Manhattan, June 3, 2020.
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    ‘Every Work of American Literature Is About Race’: Writers on How We Got Here

    Amid the most profound social upheaval since the 1960s, these novelists, historians, poets, comedians and activists take a moment to look back to the literature.


At Home Newsletter

  1. PhotoFrom left: Belinda Carlisle, Kathy Valentine, Charlotte Caffey, Gina Schock and Jane Wiedlin of the Go-Go’s a few years after “Beauty and the Beat” made history.
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    This Week, Clean Your Stove

    Some straightforward advice for a reader who feels directionless.


  2. PhotoAbout this week’s At Home print cover: Accepting uncertainty needn’t lead to indecision. Embrace ambiguity for the possibilities it unfolds; turn the inside out, bring the outside in, and engage with the fantastic space where bright visions of beyond flourish. Even when we rest, reverie can shape what follows.
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    It’s Time to Head to the Woods

    Answering a reader’s question about what to do with vacation time when standard travel seems problematic.