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  1. PhotoMotion-sensored animatronics like these “Candy Creep” clowns welcomed customers to the Morris Costumes store in Charlotte, N.C.
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    Sales of costumes and decorations have been strong, with some seeing the holiday as a last hurrah before winter and the pandemic send people back inside.

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    “The Uranus jokes never end,” an astronomer said.

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  3. PhotoAt SL Green, a real estate firm in Manhattan, employees sit in cubicles behind plastic barriers. 
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    Free lunch. Discounted parking. Learning pods for children. Some New York City companies are offering incentives to workers who are required to return to the office.

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    Pain, both physical and emotional, is not something to be feared; it’s something to learn to manage, no matter your age, health or time left to live.

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  5. PhotoMartha Ortiz helps her daughter, Sophia Nolan, 5, find a costume at Spirit Halloween in Astoria.
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    Some New Yorkers are trying to find a way to celebrate Halloween despite concerns about the spread of the coronavirus.

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  1. PhotoThe chef Natalia Vallejo, at her home in Cayey, P.R., closed her San Juan restaurant, Cocina al Fondo, because of Covid-19. She is constantly cooking at home and planning for a future when she can be back in a restaurant kitchen. 
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    Hardship and hurricanes have shaped the island’s food for centuries. But chefs and home cooks make magic with whatever ingredients they have.

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  2. PhotoA recipe for nasi goreng, a staple Indonesian fried rice dish, appears in the new cookbook “Coconut & Sambal,” by the chef Lara Lee.
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    In “Coconut & Sambal,” the chef Lara Lee leads a culinary expedition through one of the most populous countries in the world.

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  3. PhotoRashida Holmes, the chef and owner of Bridgetown Roti, in Los Angeles.
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    In Los Angeles, the chef Rashida Holmes grows her small food business to meet the demand for comforting West Indian food.

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  4. PhotoLidey Heuck’s barbecue pulled chicken.
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    Recall those days when we used to gather indoors and listen to live music, and make Café Carlyle’s lobster bisque, or its chicken hash.

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  5. PhotoGiant couscous cake with roasted pepper sauce.
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    Rich with roasted red pepper, it’s excellent alongside a giant couscous cake, or any other pantry meal.

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  1. PhotoThe Netflix series “The Haunting of Bly Manor” is the latest of many screen adaptations of “The Turn of the Screw.” Pictured, from left: Benjamin Evan Ainsworth, Victoria Pedretti, Rahul Kohli, Amelia Eve and Amelie Smith (backround).
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    New shows come to the streaming giant all the time — too many to ever watch them all. We’re here to help.

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  2. PhotoIn “Muppets Now,” classic characters star in short reality TV parodies.
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    The Disney streaming platform has hundreds of movie and TV titles, drawing from its own deep reservoir classics and from Star Wars, Marvel and more. These are our favorites.

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  3. PhotoColin Farrell and Rachel Weisz in “The Lobster,” a film directed by Yorgos Lanthimos.
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    Movies upon movies await, and you don't even have to drill down to find them.

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  4. PhotoJack Nicholson as the head of Boston’s Irish mob in "The Departed," by Martin Scorsese.
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    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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  5. PhotoJulia Garner in “The Assistant.”
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    We’ve handpicked the finest movies and television shows currently streaming on Hulu in the United States. Take a look.

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  1. PhotoThe folks at Creative Kitchen will teach you how to make spook-ghetti on Saturday at Zoom events presented by Brookfield Place and the Children’s Discovery Museum of San Jose.
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    Our critics and writers have selected noteworthy cultural events to experience virtually or in person in New York City.

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    Michael Myers’s mask from the “Halloween” movies was based on a death mask originally made for Captain Kirk on “Star Trek.”

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  3. PhotoBrandon Woolf takes dictation from Quentin Miller for a letter to his Nanna.
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    With a typewriter and a mailbox, a sidewalk project explores the art of consoling those who need good news.

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    Travel looks very different in 2020. Here are some questions to help you consider the risks to yourself and others if you take a trip.

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  5. PhotoDua Saleh will perform this weekend as part of Planet Afropunk, a three-day virtual celebration.
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    Our critics and writers have selected noteworthy cultural events to experience virtually or in person in New York City.

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    Before you pick up one of these hair-raising, shiver-inducing novels, you’re going to want to close the curtains and check the locks (twice).

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    In “American Contagions,” John Fabian Witt writes about how jurisprudence has influenced public health, from promoting the social good to compounding existing inequalities.

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  3. PhotopSylvia Plath in Paris in the spring of 1956. “I hope to free Plath, from the cultural baggage of the past 50 years,” Heather Clark writes in her new biography, “and reposition her as one of the most important American writers of the 20th century.”/p
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    “Red Comet,” a mammoth new biography by Heather Clark, aims to rescue the poet from the clichés that have dominated her afterlife and secure her status as a major American writer.

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    In “The Kidnapping Club,” Jonathan Daniel Wells describes the circle of slave catchers and police officers who terrorized New York’s Black population in the three decades before the Civil War.

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  1. PhotoSunrise over Manhattan in May.
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    Falling back, for better or worse.

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    Nature and civilization create our soundtracks.

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    Staying busy and staying the course.

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  4. PhotoTimes Square on Oct. 16.
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    Our usual routines are disrupted.

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  5. PhotoThe Milky Way above Salgótarján, Hungary, in April.
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Football news:

Why is soccer called soccer in the United States (and not only there)? Is it true that this name was invented by the British?
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer: We look at Manchester United through the lens of history. We want to attack and dominate
Koeman on the crisis: We must help Barca in the name of our love for her. We need to think about what's best for the club
Bayer midfielder Bailey named son Leo Cristiano: This has nothing to do with football at all
Tuchel after 2:2 with Bordeaux: I always protect the players, but I refuse to do this. You can't play matches of this level
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer: Any decision I make is for the good of Manchester United. The main thing is the result
Mourinho on Tottenham: We don't have the same conditions as some clubs. They create a crazy market