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Live Events: Learn How to Tawk Like a New Yawker and More


The coronavirus has transformed nearly every aspect of daily life, but Times journalists are here to keep you informed and connected from home. Below is a selection of our live events this week (all times are Eastern Standard). You can find the full calendar here.

Friday at 5 p.m. on Zoom

You know it when you hear it.

The tempo and cadence may vary. The syllables may melt together or explode into drawn-out clarion calls. It may be sprinkled with Yiddish phrases, Dominican trills or hip-hop slang. Many of the words may be deemed inappropriate to print in The New York Times. But there is something elemental about that accent that transcends class, race or borough. It sounds like New Yawk.

“The New York accent, as it were, is both music and ideology, instantly recognizable as sound and almost physically palpable, too,” Jon Caramanica, The Times’s pop music critic, writes.

Nicolas Heller, better known as New York Nico, tried to suss out the signature blend of sounds that defines the city with the #BestNYAccent challenge on Instagram. He and many of the contest’s most beloved finalists will join Mr. Caramanica and Joanna Nikas, a writer and editor for The Times’s Styles section, for a conversation about the tones, turns of phrase and, yes, profanity that make New York sound like New York. You can R.S.V.P. for the event here.

We have many more virtual events this week, like calls with our DealBook team to answer your questions about how the business world is responding to the pandemic, and conversations about finding community in isolation with Priya Parker, the host of the podcast “Together Apart.” Here’s what else is happening.

Monday at 4 p.m. on Zoom

As the coronavirus spread across the United States, stark contrasts emerged between the West Coast, where the virus hit first, and the East Coast, where its toll has been most devastating, with states like New York experiencing higher death tolls than most countries. The Times’s San Francisco and Albany bureau chiefs — Thomas Fuller and Jesse McKinley — join Kirsten Danis, deputy Metro editor, to talk about what happened and why the pandemic has unfolded so differently in two of the nation’s most populous states.

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Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. on Zoom

Managing a health care network is always a challenge. Managing it during a pandemic is another story altogether. Dr. Steven J. Corwin, the president and chief executive of NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, joins David Gelles, The Times’s Corner Office columnist, to talk about how he makes tough decisions amid an unprecedented crisis.

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Tuesday at 4 p.m. on Zoom

When 2020 started, women were making unprecedented gains in the U.S. work force. But that progress is now under threat from the coronavirus. Women are more likely than men to continue working in essential roles, to bear more of the burden of unpaid domestic labor and child care, and to lack a financial safety net to weather these turbulent times.

Jessica Bennett, The Times’s gender editor at large, talks to Sallie Krawcheck, the co-founder and chief executive of Ellevest, an investment firm focused on closing the gender money gap, about the long-term repercussions of the pandemic on women and work.

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Wednesday at 10 a.m. on Instagram

With social distancing measures in place, much of our routine maintenance and self-care has been indefinitely postponed. How do you keep your pearly whites shining in isolation? The dentist Marc Lowenberg joins Bee Shapiro to show you how to care for your teeth when your usual cleaning is off the table.

Live stream this event.

Wednesday at 4 p.m. on Zoom

Your prom has been canceled. You’re stuck at home. You can’t see your friends. Your family is struggling to make ends meet. How are you supposed to deal? Tara Parker-Pope, the founding editor of Well, is joined by Lisa Damour, a psychologist and Well columnist, and a group of teenagers to answer your questions and talk about how to cope with the anxiety, stress, boredom and other mental health challenges of social distancing.

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Friday at 1 p.m. on Zoom

In this installment of The Greenhouse, our digital event series about climate change, we’re heading to the kitchen. The Times’s international climate reporter Somini Sengupta discusses how to think ethically and sustainably about what we eat and where we get it, and how to make the most of what’s already in the fridge or pantry in delicious ways.

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Why is this virus more dangerous than others? Can I give it to my pet? Amber Williams, editor of The New York Times for Kids, enlisted Dr. Jeanne Marrazzo, an infectious disease expert, and Apoorva Mandavilli, a science journalist, to answer questions from kids about the pandemic.



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