How to Deal

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    What Does a More Contagious Virus Mean for Schools?

    The coronavirus variant discovered in Britain is more easily spread among children, as it is among adults. Current safeguards should protect schools, experts said, but only if strictly enforced.

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What to Eat

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    I Recommend Eating Chips

    When our horizons are narrow, junk food — shelf-stable, reliably flavored and yet endlessly unique — offers us a taste of infinity.

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    Unlocking the Secrets of Your Pantry

    So much of 2020 was about starting from staples, but Yotam Ottolenghi hopes we can keep those cooking lessons in the new year.

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    What to Cook This Weekend

    Gabrielle Hamilton has a new recipe for tripe. Let’s all make it!

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    A Soup to Make You Feel Better

    Melissa Clark’s latest, a lemony white bean soup with greens and ground turkey, is versatile, and supremely comforting.

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What to Watch

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    The Best Movies on Amazon Prime Video Right Now

    New films, and classics, just keep coming, but you don’t have to drill down to find the finest selections to stream. We’ll do the heavy lifting. You press play.

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Pass the Time

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  1. PhotoFor King, the “One Night in Miami” screenplay was “a love letter to the Black man’s experience.”
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    Regina King: Speaking Truth to Power Through Her Art

    The actress-turned-director of “One Night in Miami” explains why she sees the fact-based drama about a meeting of four icons as a companion piece to “Watchmen.”

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  2. PhotoOn “Operation: Doomsday,” MF Doom, seen here in 2002, molded an approach to rapping and producing that was suffused with memory.
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    MF Doom, Magician of Memory

    With his 1999 debut album, “Operation: Doomsday,” the masked rapper blurred the line between present and past.

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What to Read Now

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    The Essential Octavia Butler

    She created vivid new worlds to reveal truths about our own. Here’s where to start with her books.

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    The Perils of Social Distancing

    In “Social Chemistry” Marissa King examines the ways our reality is shaped by the networks we form and how we form them.

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