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As the coronavirus outbreak sweeps through New York City, the Korean-American writer Ed Park observes a rising tide… https://t.co/GqTbtUBpZp"I felt dark, lonely, a little scared, and I built a city—based on New York—out of that feeling," the artist Pascal… https://t.co/c0Xe55CnJaIn a time of social distancing, our writers suggest a book on Winston Churchill that feels surprisingly appropriate… https://t.co/i9kxbM6pknResearchers are hoping to develop a “penicillin for viruses”—a next-generation antiviral that will prepare us to co… https://t.co/BCifPctpQIIn an excerpt from his new book, @ bill_buford writes about his time as an apprentice in a boulangerie in Lyon. https://t.co/2aD6CWYsegAriel Levy investigates the case of Renée Bach, the director of a controversial missionary health facility in Ugand… https://t.co/OwGBDlZerFIn a series of dispatches, writers such as Edwidge Danticat, @Shteyngart, @brywashing, Weike Wang,… https://t.co/eFhotsrbKq.@SilverJacket reports on treatments for viral diseases such as COVID-19 and interviews the scientists who are sear… https://t.co/9d17WY4x8kInside this week’s issue of The New Yorker: https://t.co/FdxtxgxAcM https://t.co/m1QEx9O6yKIllustrators create postcards depicting isolation around the world—a beach in Tel Aviv, Israel; the inside of a cha… https://t.co/UpuAwnE2EWThe idea that the plague woke Isaac Newton’s brilliance is both wrong and misleading as a measure of how well we ap… https://t.co/zGxGooVnqUThe tigers speak out. https://t.co/w5v1nx7QjiHow the character actor Leslie Jordan went from 100,000 Instagram followers, to 250,000, to 1.5 million in one mont… https://t.co/OdDlqi98Te"I felt dark, lonely, a little scared, and I built a city—based on New York—out of that feeling," the artist Pascal… https://t.co/qAimuXzza6Greta Thunberg’s missives of alarm—“I want you to panic” is a frequent refrain in her speeches—are strange to read… https://t.co/rp2GetQUWPRenée Bach, a home­schooled missionary, moved to Uganda and founded Serving His Children to help malnourished child… https://t.co/UIVBbezuwUThe Borowitz Report: “I’ve been talking about hydroxychloroquine so much that a lot of people think I invented it,”… https://t.co/6TMWHgbqp4The word “quarantine” comes from the Italian quaranta, meaning “forty.” The period was chosen not for medical reaso… https://t.co/Fbx6WrOKfuTo escape the bubonic plague, Isaac Newton left London for the near total solitude of his family farm, where he inv… https://t.co/5o03c42CvA“I am touched, and sometimes rattled, by the children’s innate faith in us,” Karen Russell writes. “In recent weeks… https://t.co/ri5NftzYvqIn this week’s issue, a close look at the inner workings of a virus particle, the nature of viral pandemics, and th… https://t.co/8DjaRIPnV0This week’s cover, "Lifeline," by Pascal Campion: https://t.co/HpeL505ge1 https://t.co/4srAQKR2zI“The microwave,” declared the celebrity chef David Chang, of Momofuku, “is a machine from the future here in presen… https://t.co/8sLLA1Npz6To encounter, as a child, Tomie dePaola’s visual and writerly voice—clear-eyed, sympathetic, gently sly—felt like c… https://t.co/edtF9ts64UCartoonist Chast: three letters. https://t.co/7Kg0YaAhHf“Stories for me begin with those two questions, which sound so banal but are, in fact, the richest and most mysteri… https://t.co/K7zKpzDUCO.@tnyfrontrow recommends 40 movies you can stream on Netflix now. https://t.co/0iMpRImVnYPlatonic-erotic bonds of close friendship give the young Swiss photographer Senta Simond’s images their glow. https://t.co/AnYSV8FchR“We can learn from the experiences of our colleagues across the planet,” @Atul_Gawande writes, of Singapore’s and H… https://t.co/hzgLolBEU8Not long before her fifteen-year college reunion, the photographer Josephine Sittenfeld re-created old photographs… https://t.co/5Juhcz7TU9A series of tender, exacting black-and-white photographs captures the daily walks Julia and Paul Child took almost… https://t.co/Kgtb72DuIXTen days before the 2016 Presidential election, one of Facebook’s early investors sent an e-mail to Mark Zuckerberg… https://t.co/r2YMWE5i85As the hours spent at home increase, the number of people from high school suddenly reaching out rises exponentiall… https://t.co/WwNxyKHqjSBrazil’s President, Jair Bolsonaro, has launched an official campaign encouraging Brazilians to carry on with their… https://t.co/PvypbwYkiZHistorians of the future will consult the record of President Trump’s mendacious, misleading press conferences on t… https://t.co/16aRzhjdUb“Italy has been forced to see itself as a network. If the network is robust, we will bounce back. Otherwise, it wil… https://t.co/PObpMigLWqThe neurologist Oliver Sacks found that the social-media era resembles a neurological catastrophe on a gigantic sca… https://t.co/SjMOfoPBRbIn the absence of leadership from the federal government, doctors are relying on informal networks of friends and f… https://t.co/VqmTfAfeqQFor thousands of years, a parasite with no name lived happily among horseshoe bats in southern China. Then it found… https://t.co/8A7FHpOYAk“Our sense of pride was to come not from material abundance, or even personal accomplishment, but from a series of… https://t.co/cIZqOxYY26
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“When we first heard about this disease, it sounded like it was affecting more of the older population on the other… https://t.co/8Fv5niuPJqThe earliest formal quarantines were a response to the Black Death, which, between 1347 and 1351, killed something… https://t.co/QdMXkTZxfs“On any person who desires such queer prizes, New York will bestow the gift of loneliness and the gift of privacy,”… https://t.co/DBtOF4sj3rOwners of the means of production: eleven letters. https://t.co/w7BAUDJNzvPhysicians on the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic are operating in an atmosphere of pervasive uncertainty,… https://t.co/hNNu8u0MwqIn the opera “Sweet Land,” performed in the Los Angeles State Historic Park, myth merged with the grimy routine of… https://t.co/ZiUnCgAi00In this week’s cryptic crossword, 4-Across: Confine group of sheep lacking leader (4). https://t.co/Ur0P8L8UfkAs a kind of release, a selection of pieces on adventurous spirits from the #NewYorkerArchive. https://t.co/Z3ZuuygpZVProducts to ease the hours (and days and weeks) of self-isolation. https://t.co/TKhzP705iM“My mother made up her mind that autumn, when meat began disappearing from stores.” @HalberstadtAlex on growing up… https://t.co/aRjKY4Vvwl“This crisis has caused a shift in mindset, which is where I find some hope,” Marco Malvaldi writes. “Where many of… https://t.co/tkRc5jckmSDavid Remnick interviews Lawrence Wright, whose new novel, about a pandemic that strangles the globe, comes out thi… https://t.co/oL1BXVlfTz“There’s the hectic nature of this whole thing that creates a palpable anxiety and edginess. You can’t really not f… https://t.co/N7lUPMk88USunday reading from @NewYorker archive: this week, as a welcome distraction from weeks of sheltering in place, we'r… https://t.co/48Sr3Dkdj8
Retweeted by The New YorkerCheck out the size of this immune response. https://t.co/SBuDijkoBc"The problem isn’t that people are not the way they used to be," @Atul_Gawande writes. "It’s that the economy and t… https://t.co/hKUhcHZDyTIn her diary, Virginia Woolf left behind the most truthful record of what a writer’s life is actually like. https://t.co/KUAxZTzdw0Ordering in food during the coronavirus pandemic is an exquisite luxury. It’s also an ethical and practical minefie… https://t.co/yco7DzGrTt“These next weeks and months will be demanding in ways that are hard to fathom,” David Remnick writes. ”But, with t… https://t.co/WTc9VTbDNiMalcolm Gladwell’s 1997 report on the deadly the Spanish-flu epidemic of 1918. https://t.co/QHb05pfrbCEpidemics like the coronavirus outbreak are a mirror for humanity, reflecting the moral relationships that people h… https://t.co/ATEulAQzCSAlmost all dictators share the same cult style of leadership. Why is that? https://t.co/fO6XTT526HOn Booker T. Washington’s birthday, revisit Kelefa Sanneh on the beloved barrier-smasher, author, and orator. https://t.co/uKeCOQkN9K“Although we’re only at the beginning of the coronavirus outbreak, I’m close to the end of my tether.” A pandemic j… https://t.co/6YeK7wLXCABrazil’s President, Jair Bolsonaro, has launched an official campaign encouraging Brazilians to carry on with their… https://t.co/yDrZ5e3LBjAs the hours spent at home increase, the number of people from high school suddenly reaching out rises exponentiall… https://t.co/ZyjxNYHLe0“We can learn from the experiences of our colleagues across the planet,” @Atul_Gawande writes, of Singapore’s and H… https://t.co/HhpUf3sxXYDespite the pleas of the governor of Illinois and the mayor of Chicago, the Trump Administration’s federal support… https://t.co/pqtPdhHGpFAs the coronavirus outbreak sweeps through New York City, the Korean-American writer Ed Park observes a rising tide… https://t.co/9dJpX7dJLLCarolyn Forché’s poems ask again and again, What can we do with what we see and live through? https://t.co/yTKE8BOly7When Jill Lepore lost her best friend to leukemia, she was left with an old laptop and not much else. Then she foun… https://t.co/t1AG5bISoOWhat’s often referred to as the first pandemic moved almost consciously, in the telling of the historian Procopius,… https://t.co/QjjpMoCqb7Platonic-erotic bonds of close friendship give the young Swiss photographer Senta Simond’s images their glow. https://t.co/VeMidqTgZ2.@IChotiner interviews the author of two articles questioning the severity of the coronavirus pandemic that have be… https://t.co/QSV2x1oH0O"If you wash your hands, say, an average of five times a day, keep doing that. But add an additional 30 to 40 times… https://t.co/yWPgC2EPisThere is something about observing a single image from “The Simpsons” at a time, as opposed to watching a full epis… https://t.co/v6oQWwIIeERecommendations of podcasts that provide clear, reliable information about the coronavirus (and a few to distract y… https://t.co/VXNovvbXrYThe encroaching coronavirus pandemic heightened the nightmarish vibes of the opera “Sweet Land,” but it would have… https://t.co/eim6PSgsqT“If we don’t get [hospitals] funded immediately, we’ll have a health-care crisis looming,” the president of the Geo… https://t.co/CT6OGKAQhh
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When we face catastrophe, our minds look for points of comparison, @mashagessen writes. Recently, people have talke… https://t.co/oyHzrRCFRwHow do we gain the courage to overcome grief and despair? https://t.co/HWbZ9h429LThe capacity of the federal government to respond to the coronavirus catastrophe—even if President Trump had been s… https://t.co/Vmv96NhvDwSun Valley, in Idaho, closed its mountains on March 15th. But, even as the ski lifts stopped spinning, the confirme… https://t.co/lG3qf9aYisHistory is written not only by men but also by microbes. https://t.co/ElMladzAtO1913 Literature Nobelist from India: six letters. https://t.co/gMK7kf84wcMartin Luther King, Jr., was assassinated on this day in 1968. “Perhaps because we received each piece of news minu… https://t.co/O7rjVV2miA.@tnyfrontrow recommends 40 movies you can stream on Netflix now. https://t.co/aCngaATTUa“We’re finding ways to work around the federal government, which just shouldn’t be something coming out of the mout… https://t.co/qiRvGEzgUcHow entertaining is a day spent watching what was originally the Entertainment and Sports Programming Network, give… https://t.co/rPUY5TIjxB“If your audio is off and our voices are not in synch, the spells will not work. Please do not pretend that you don… https://t.co/MpcEejxh7BThe Borowitz Report: The Government Accountability Office announced that the federal reserves of inanity and inepti… https://t.co/smRBn8jQODWhat Lucretius’s philosophical masterpiece “On the Nature of Things,” written around 50 B.C.E., can teach us about… https://t.co/q4KhLXnT9mLoneliness is not just a feeling—it’s a biological warning signal to seek out other humans, a neuroscientist said.… https://t.co/yoM8dw4YaxSobering situation in rural Georgia. “Surgical gowns, we are three days from running out,” a hospital CEO told… https://t.co/9AxDLkfjDG
Retweeted by The New YorkerGeorgia has had almost 6,000 confirmed cases of the coronavirus. Nine Georgia counties, most of them in the souther… https://t.co/1DR2Uf15DeDanna Singer’s pictures of people staying or living in motels manage to combine the offhand intimacy of family snap… https://t.co/Bd1y0svMNlOrdering in food during the coronavirus pandemic is an exquisite luxury. It’s also an ethical and practical minefie… https://t.co/6Fw1DVTVIsFor thousands of years, a parasite with no name lived happily among horseshoe bats in southern China. Then it found… https://t.co/BJh92R9IuuThe historian Karl Polanyi believed that the cruelty of the free market makes us vulnerable to fascism—a theory tha… https://t.co/JYp8I0sFUwIn Philip Roth’s last novel, “Nemesis,” from 2010, the description of the spread of polio foretells the lines of st… https://t.co/bnW1rsPnl8
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