Pandemic Files

Pandemic Files

Surviving COVID-19

Waking up after six days on a ventilator in Stockholm
Slavenka Drakulić
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Prelude

Rowan Ricardo Phillips

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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
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The First Nerve

Losing the sense of smell might seem trivial, but a person’s identity can go with it
Amrapali Maitra
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My Summer of Julien Gracq

Reading a French novelist’s examination of liminal space in a plague year
Seth Lerer
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The Dancing Drum

The importance of joy amid the anger of the protests
Roger Reeves
June 29, 2020
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Thucydides in Times of Trouble

Rereading the historian when my father died
Emily Greenwood
June 24, 2020
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The Jail Crisis

Nobody is at greater risk from COVID-19 than the incarcerated—and getting them released is only half the battle
Russell Morse
June 23, 2020
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Reading the Decameron through the Lens of COVID-19

The fallacy of “literary distancing”
Millicent Marcus
June 22, 2020
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Giving Up the Ghost

There are a million ways to teach a Black boy about death
Hafizah Geter
June 18, 2020
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Safe

The world is collapsing, but we must go on. How do we continue?
Elisa Gabbert
June 18, 2020
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Coronavirus and the Danger of Disbelief

The warnings were clear. So why was it so hard, even for a doctor like me, to accept what was coming?
Randi Hutter Epstein
June 16, 2020
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Provision

Monica Ferrell
June 16, 2020
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The Hour Between Dog and Wolf

Monica Ferrell
June 16, 2020
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I Can’t Sleep

After days of witnessing racial violence, respite is no longer a given
Emily Bernard
June 15, 2020