He Stopped by Her Table, and Then Into Her Life

After six months of cleansing and Quran reading, she hadn’t forgotten Mr. Sama and his accent. Also on her mind was something Rashida Gaye, the friend who had married a man from Gambia, told her. “She was like, ‘Gambians are really good men and really loyal.’ When I said I …

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I Don’t Want to Be the Office Grandma

I wish I had better advice for you. You’ve figured out how to coast but know you won’t be able to do so forever. No one can create the necessary imperative to course correct but you. I Don’t Want to Be the Office Grandma I’m in my early 60s and …

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For the World Economy, a Grim Slog Tempered by New Hopes

Nearly a year into a pandemic that has ravaged the global economy like no time since the Great Depression, the only clear pathway toward improved fortunes is containing the virus itself. With the United States suffering its most rampant transmission yet, and with major nations in Europe again under lockdown, …

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Pictures of a Thanksgiving That No One Pictured

Whether they carved turkeys at outdoor picnic tables, connected with family through video calls or ate stuffing in the break room of a hospital coronavirus ward, many Americans found themselves marking this Thanksgiving in ways they hardly could have foreseen a year ago. The holes that Covid-19 has torn so …

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It’s 2020, So of Course Mike Tyson Is Boxing Again

“It was Mike’s idea to kick off the league with his own fight,” said Watts, adding that she is planning four calendar events in 2021. During the interview, Tyson imagined other boxers participating in bouts for charity, like Fury, Deontay Wilder, Floyd Mayweather and Oscar De La Hoya. “That would …

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Diego Maradona and All That We Have Lost

Maradona, though he did not know it, served as midwife to that change. In 1987, at the height of his fame, his Napoli team was drawn to face Real Madrid in the first round of the European Cup. It was a mouthwatering matchup: the champion of Italy against the champion …

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