“Immigrant struggles in America forged a bond that became even tighter after my mother’s A.L.S. diagnosis. Then, as COVID-19 threatened, Chinese nationalists began calling us traitors to our country.”
“The F.B.I. tried to recruit an Iranian scientist as an informant. When he balked, the payback was brutal.”
Are we living in a computer simulation that has been created by our future selves?
“Driving a New York City bus during a pandemic and an uprising.”
“The secretive titan behind one of America’s largest poultry companies, who is also one of the president’s top donors, is ruthlessly leveraging the coronavirus crisis—and his vast fortune—to strip workers of protections.”
The story of a controversial blogger, the weaponization of online engagement, and the growing fault lines between tech and traditional journalism.
“Robert Mueller forfeited the opportunity to speak clearly and directly about Trump’s crimes, and Barr filled the silence with his high-volume exoneration. Mueller’s investigation was no witch hunt; his report was, ultimately, a surrender.”
“I believed I could keep my sons alive by loving them, believed in the magical powers of complete adoration and a love ethic that would permeate their lives.”
“As the homelessness crisis and the coronavirus crisis converge, what can we learn from one city’s struggles?”
Lauren Collins’ father died in March of leukemia as the pandemic began to unfold, forcing her to learn to grieve in a time of enforced isolation. This essay is a remembrance of her father and an exploration of grieving from a distance.