Your Tuesday Briefing

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Prepare dinner: Roasted salmon with lime, jalapeño and honey is a speedy weeknight meal with a kick.

Drink: Internet hosting a Zoom holiday party? Our wine critic has compiled a guide to finding the best Champagne to end a difficult year, from massive homes to smaller growers.

Hear: Introduce a festive note with the Oratorio Society of New York’s stream of Handel’s “Messiah,” available free until Jan. 10.

Learn, cook dinner, watch, preserve busy. No matter it’s, our At Home collection of ideas is right here to assist.

Scores of recent phrases and phrases entered our lexicon this yr, together with medical jargon and social-media pleasant shorthand. For the primary time in years, the Oxford English Dictionary writer declined to decide on only one phrase for its Phrase of the 12 months. We’ve compiled some words and phrases that capture 2020.

Blursday. The passage of time grew to become seemingly unreliable this yr, as some days felt like every week, whereas some months flew by instantly. The Washington Submit even began a e-newsletter known as “What Day Is It?

Doomscrolling. The catchall, platform-agnostic time period for consuming unhealthy information or data that stresses you out — but being unable to cease.

Digital comfortable hour. The early weeks of lockdown, just like the virus itself, had been novel. As folks searched for brand new methods to remain entertained and maintain on to some semblance of normalcy from house, digital comfortable hours grew to become the occasion du jour. The wine — and quarantinis flowed as closely because the video-call invites.


That’s it for this briefing. Have a very good Tuesday.

— Natasha


Thanks
To Theodore Kim and Jahaan Singh for the break from the information. You’ll be able to attain Natasha and the group at briefing@nytimes.com.

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“Time” — a movie from The Instances a couple of mom striving to maintain her household collectively whereas preventing for the discharge of her incarcerated husband — was named Greatest Non-Fiction Movie by the New York Movie Critics Circle.