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Rage for Terrence McNally

That the playwright was one of the first prominent American artists to be taken by the coronavirus pandemic feels petty, an ending that should have been rewritten out of town.

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From Steph Curry to Madonna: Celebrity in the Age of the Coronavirus

365体育官方网站Some celebrities have leveraged their fame to provide information or necessary supplies; others have become vectors of silliness or confusion.

March 27, 2020

Quarantine Culture Recommendations: “Troop Beverly Hills,” Japanese Industrial Music, and Jah9

New Yorker writers suggest what to read, watch, and listen to in a time of quarantine.

March 27, 2020

The Supreme Bunch

365体育官方网站A Zoom that was much more than a hunch.

March 27, 2020

The Coronavirus Is Devastating an Already Struggling Yellow-Cab Industry

365体育官方网站In New York City, taxi-drivers who have withstood the ride-share surge and sky-high medallion prices are now seeing ridership plummet to new lows.

March 27, 2020

Is New York City’s Public-Housing System Ready for the Coronavirus?

In the South Bronx, the documentarian Michael Kamber finds a shocking scarcity of information on COVID-19.

March 27, 2020
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What We’re Watching Under Quarantine

365体育官方网站In our self-isolation, video has replaced social life, and television is grappling with a new reality.

Harry Houdini and the Art of Escape

Why do the magician’s tricks and triumphs still fascinate us?

How Joseph Smith and the Early Mormons Challenged American Democracy

In Nauvoo, Illinois, Smith established a theocracy, ran for President, and tested the limits of religious freedom.

Jean Toomer’s Odd, Keening “A Drama of the Southwest”

365体育官方网站The strange but promising unproduced play, from 1935, chronicles the writer’s time at the Taos art colony, in New Mexico.

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A Celebration of Catherine Deneuve on the Criterion Channel

Though the opening of the actress’s latest film, “The Truth,” has been postponed, many of her movies are available to stream at home.

The Oldest Restaurant in Manhattan’s Chinatown Faces the Coronavirus Shutdown

Nom Wah Tea Parlor was thriving in its hundredth year—until the pandemic reached New York.

What to Watch, Listen to, and Read While Coronavirus Self-Quarantining

Suggestions from New Yorker365体育官方网站 writers and artists to ease the stress of isolation, for the week of March 16th.

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What We’re Buying for the Quarantine

A look into the grocery carts of New Yorkers on the edge of a pandemic.

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Podcasts

The Shock Wave of COVID-19

David Remnick talks with doctors, journalists, essential workers, and a bioethicist to understand the scope of the pandemic’s damage.

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