Tuning In to Instagram D.J.s
A live feed feels like a sign of life, a connection bridging our social distances.
April 17, 2020
Grieving with Brahms
There is enormous sadness in his work, a sadness that glows with understanding.
April 16, 2020
Artistic Strategies for Co-Working in Tight Quarters
More important than a rule’s efficacy is its recognition that “psychic privacy” is an important mutual goal, one that deserves frank conversation and regular maintenance.
April 15, 2020
Reading Derek Jarman Is Strangely Consoling
It’s a resonant experience to take in the late filmmaker’s dispatches from the AIDS epidemic during our current crisis.
April 13, 2020
The American Exception
Death comes to all—but in America it has long been considered reasonable to offer the best chance of delay to the highest bidder.
April 10, 2020
From Japan, a Mascot for the Pandemic
A nineteenth-century talisman for disease finds new relevance in a virus-weary country.
April 9, 2020
The Truth About Isaac Newton’s Productive Plague
The idea that the bubonic plague woke the brilliance in Newton is both wrong and misleading as a measure of how well we apply ourselves during our own plague spring.
April 6, 2020
A Moment to Rethink How We Support Music
Fund-raisers, grants, and governmental relief are all helping to keep musical artists afloat. Yet the industry may already be showing signs of permanent damage.
April 2, 2020
It’s in Dreams That Americans Are Making Sense of Trump
American politics no longer follows the logic of institutions or the law. It follows the logic of dreams.
March 29, 2020
From Steph Curry to Madonna: Celebrity in the Age of the Coronavirus
Some celebrities have leveraged their fame to provide information or necessary supplies; others have become vectors of silliness or confusion.
March 27, 2020