Life on Venus? New York’s first pandemic fashion show. The inventor of the Rubik’s Cube. And more.

Welcome to the weekend. This year has had enough curveballs to challenge even the strongest person among us, so don’t beat yourself up if your mental health has taken a hit. We all process our feelings in different ways, whether that’s pounding the pavement to de-stress or listening to some podcasts that can heal your mind. Take a little time this weekend to check in with yourself and your loved ones, and of course, read some incredible journalism.

In a candid interview, the comic discusses America’s summer of strife, President Trump, blackface and his dramatic turn in the new season of “Fargo.”

The detection of a gas in the planet’s atmosphere could turn scientists’ gaze to a planet long overlooked in the search for extraterrestrial life.

This season, Jason Wu was one of the very few designers staging a traditional runway show during New York Fashion Week.

The camp, already a bleak emblem of Europe’s migrant policy, was locked down after a coronavirus outbreak, prompting some asylum seekers to set fires that left thousands homeless.

The Falcons, who play in the home city of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., are making voting rights a priority this season.

Ghosted by their employers, members of the profession are facing “a full-blown humanitarian crisis — a Depression-level situation.”

Ephemeral works of art, like Maurizio Cattelan’s creation out of fruit, can often pose conservation challenges for the museums that have them.

This summer, they wore masks in hot kitchens to make free meals for New Yorkers. But their work is just getting started.

Millions will be displaced in the coming decades by fires, hurricanes, extreme heat and rising seas. Where will they go?

Aaron E. Carroll, a contributing Opinion writer, writes that Americans will need to take pandemic precautions well into 2021, even after a vaccine arrives.

Erno Rubik, who devised one of the world’s most popular and enduring puzzles, opens up about his creation in his new book, “Cubed.”

Source: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/09/18/briefing/best-weekend-reads.html

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