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
A stack of old issues of The Yale Review. Courtesy Pentagram

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Image of COVID-19 virus. Graphic by Bianca Ibarlucea.
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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
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Trading Riffs to Slay Monsters

From a new collaboration on life under COVID-19
Yusef Komunyakaa,
Laren McClung
June 12, 2020
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How I Became a Prophetess

Joyelle McSweeney
June 9, 2020
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Why Does Every Ad on TV Sound Exactly the Same?

How “In these uncertain times” became ad agencies’ favorite slogan.
Ben Purkert
June 9, 2020
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Pandemic Files

After the Apocalypse

Ama Codjoe
June 4, 2020
A crowd of statues. Robert Dimov / Creative Commons
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Do You Know Alex Oreille

Katie Kitamura
June 1, 2020
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Lives or Livelihoods

Zimbabwe’s hospitals are woefully unequipped for the pandemic, but the nation’s citizens can’t afford to stay inside.
Khameer Kidia
May 20, 2020
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The Profound Horror of the Mass Grave

If funerals show a society’s endurance, ours is coming apart
Kathryn Lofton
May 19, 2020
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A Commencement Deferred

I was supposed to spend this week celebrating my graduation from Yale. Instead, I’m learning stories my immigrant family has never told before.
Meghana Mysore
May 18, 2020
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Poetry

Spring

Maya C. Popa
May 14, 2020