Covid-19: A Review Of The Best Rapid At-Home Tests

New high-tech Covid-19 tests promise better and earlier detection of the virus—similar to a PCR test. WSJ’s Joanna Stern (and her mannequin clone) tried out the Detect Covid-19 Test and Cue Health Monitoring System to see how they compare with rapid antigen tests. Photo illustration: Ryan Trefes/ WSJ

Guided Tour: Brooklyn Heights, NY Architecture

Today Architectural Digest takes you to Brooklyn Heights in New York City for a walking tour with architect Nicholas Potts, highlighting some complex architectural details hidden in plain sight. Just a ferry ride away from Lower Manhattan, the classic buildings of Brooklyn Heights reflect the neighborhood’s origins as a residential suburb for the late 19th-century’s emerging middle-class. From intricate flourishes to roman columns, a world of architectural influence can be seen from one building to the next, all in the same square mile.

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Morning News: Supreme Court Opening, Burkina Faso Coup, Capital Moves

The departure of one of America’s Supreme Court justices is an opportunity for President Joe Biden to choose a replacement, but the clock is ticking. We ask who might be in the running.

West Africa’s latest coup, in Burkina Faso, bodes ill for an already stumbling campaign against jihadism in the region. And why countries change their capitals.

Tiny Homes: Asprolithos Villa On Kythnos, Greece

With a breathtaking view of the Aegean Sea, Asprolithos Villa was designed to reflect the simplicity and aesthetic of traditional Greek design. Constructed of locally sourced stone, each of the three villas has been whitewashed to maximise the reflection of light and heat. Each of the villas is connected to the other by large outdoor communal areas, surrounded by a contrasting raw stone wall. Inside, the 40 square metre spaces have been divided into zones by raising the living area, and recessing parts of the kitchen. The villa’s built-in sofa allows the area around it to function as additional storage, while also doubling as a small desk. Throughout the villa, the focus is always looking out towards the sea. Creating a calm relaxing environment as you move from zone to zone.