Europe’s virus numbers look like they did in the spring: high and getting higher.

The weather has turned distinctly autumnal in Europe, but the pandemic looks much like it did in the spring, with cases climbing at alarming rates in nearly every country.

Britain, which had the greatest surge of excess deaths during the pandemic’s first peak in Europe and still holds the most reported deaths in the region, has recorded 151,391 new cases in the past seven days, according to a New York Times database.

In Germany, where 71,567 new cases have been documented in the past week, Chancellor Angela Merkel said she foresees a bleak winter ahead, and in neighboring Austria, Chancellor

This Fall, Dress Like You’re in a ’90s J.Crew Catalog

We’re living, of course, in strange times. In a way, this almost archetypal normality makes sense. While fashion ostensibly thrives on newness, a bit of the familiar can help ground us during these unstable times. In their most recent collections, many designers tried to soldier on in the face of the pandemic, and that’s swell—but most of the results felt utterly disconnected from a downright scary reality. In the face of all this uncertainty, the most successful collections offered the essentials: a really big fluffy sweater, a billowing button-up shirt, and some roomy khakis. These are pieces we understand on …

Noah Centineo Wants You to Vote

While some celebrities are trying to boost voter turnout by showing off $700 “Vote” boots, or posting thirst traps and ballot selfies, Noah Centineo, the 24-year-old star of “To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before,” is taking a different approach.

In a last-ditch effort to get Gen Z to the polls, Mr. Centineo and his friend Josh Heller, 33, created a voting-focused pop-up gallery in Los Angeles and have been inviting big-name influencers to tour the space. The idea is that social media posts from the pop-up — which features galvanizing neon slogans like “use your voice” — might encourage

President Andrzej Duda of Poland Tests Positive for Coronavirus

BRUSSELS — President Andrzej Duda of Poland has tested positive for Covid-19 and will go into quarantine, his spokesman said on Saturday, adding to the list of global leaders who have been infected as coronavirus cases rise unabated in several world hot spots.

“The president is feeling well,” the spokesman, Blazej Spychalski, said of Mr. Duda. The head of the presidential office said that it would “probably compile a list of the president’s contacts,” adding that this was “a new situation.”

The country’s de facto leader, Jaroslaw Kaczynski, also went into self-isolation this week, after learning that he had been

The radical implications of the Supreme Court’s new ruling on Wisconsin mail-in ballots

The Supreme Court just handed down an order in Democratic National Committee v. Wisconsin State Legislature determining that a lower federal court should not have extended the deadline for Wisconsin voters to cast ballots by mail.

The ruling, which was decided by a 5-3 vote along party lines, is not especially surprising. The lower court determined that an extension was necessary to ensure that voters could cast their ballot during a pandemic, but the Court has repeatedly emphasized that federal courts should defer to state officials’ decisions about how to adapt to the pandemic. Monday night’s order in Democratic National