Pandemic Files

Pandemic Files

Surviving COVID-19

Waking up after six days on a ventilator in Stockholm
Slavenka Drakulić
Image of COVID-19 virus. Graphic by Bianca Ibarlucea.
Pandemic Files

Prelude

Rowan Ricardo Phillips

Pandemic Files

Seven Theses on the Open-Closed Theaters

The pandemic has shuttered the theaters, but the need for live, communal experience has never been more vital
Feisal G. Mohamed
Pandemic Files

The First Nerve

Losing the sense of smell might seem trivial, but a person’s identity can go with it
Amrapali Maitra
Image of COVID-19 virus. Graphic by Bianca Ibarlucea.
Pandemic Files

My Summer of Julien Gracq

Reading a French novelist’s examination of liminal space in a plague year
Seth Lerer
A stack of old issues of The Yale Review. Courtesy Pentagram

Pandemic Files

Illustration by Laura Padilla Castellanos. View of a lab with graphic of biohazard symbol.
Poem of the Week

PPE

Angelo Mao
July 28, 2021
A stack of old issues of The Yale Review. Courtesy Pentagram
Pandemic Files

My Summer of Julien Gracq

Reading a French novelist’s examination of liminal space in a plague year
Seth Lerer
January 11, 2021
Image of COVID-19 virus. Graphic by Bianca Ibarlucea.
Pandemic Files

Surviving COVID-19

Waking up after six days on a ventilator in Stockholm
Slavenka Drakulić
November 9, 2020
Image of COVID-19 virus. Graphic by Bianca Ibarlucea.
Pandemic Files

Seven Theses on the Open-Closed Theaters

The pandemic has shuttered the theaters, but the need for live, communal experience has never been more vital
Feisal G. Mohamed
October 21, 2020
Image of COVID-19 virus. Graphic by Bianca Ibarlucea.
Pandemic Files

Do the Boy Scouts Have a Future?

Sarah Trudgeon
August 19, 2020
Pandemic Files

We Miss Each Other, But Do We Even Know Each Other?

After a long-ago theater closure, a female playwright complicated what it means to be intimate with another body
Katherine Mannheimer
July 23, 2020
Image of COVID-19 virus. Graphic by Bianca Ibarlucea.
Pandemic Files

The First Nerve

Losing the sense of smell might seem trivial, but a person’s identity can go with it
Amrapali Maitra
July 21, 2020
Image of COVID-19 virus. Graphic by Bianca Ibarlucea.
Pandemic Files

Prelude

Rowan Ricardo Phillips
July 9, 2020
Image of COVID-19 virus. Graphic by Bianca Ibarlucea.
Pandemic Files

Invisible Kingdoms

How do you convince people to share your reality?
Noreen Khawaja
July 7, 2020
Image of COVID-19 virus. Graphic by Bianca Ibarlucea.
Pandemic Files

The Crisis of Asylum at Trump’s Border Wall

A symbol is being built for the sake of voters who have never been to the borderlands
Emily Gogolak
July 2, 2020