On the morning of March 11, 2020, the headline story was expected to be Harvey Weinstein’s sentencing. However, what followed turned out to be the most hectic days of the coronavirus yet. On that Wednesday, the World Health Organization declared the coronavirus to be a global pandemic, Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert tested positive, which […]
Dr. Mica Estrada answers questions about how the COVID-19 pandemic is impacting society on a psychological level. She focuses on how social behaviors are changing while describing how norms relating to relationships before the pandemic contrast with how people are currently behaving in the midst of it. Estrada highlights the effect of social changes on […]
Early last summer, the directors of The Katmint Learning Initiative had a series of heart-wrenching conversations with their staff. Given their dire financial situation, brought on by the pandemic, six of the Brooklyn center’s ten teachers would have to be laid off. They had already tried everything to keep their teachers employed. They applied for […]
Community Fridges have been installed in the sidewalks of some neighborhoods around New York City as a revolutionary idea to address issues like food insecurity. There’s a simple rule: Take what you need, leave what you can.
COVID has impacted the film industry with delays, cancellations, and shutdowns in 2020. Still, the fall festival season went forward — with Venice Film Festival in-person, Toronto virtual and New York (NYFF) a mixture of drive-in and virtual. That means Eric Kohn, the executive editor and chief critic at IndieWire, is as busy as ever […]
Amelia Moses was excited to have her first movie, “Bleed With Me,” premiere at Fantasia Film Festival, a Montreal-based genre festival, in July. Moses and the crew, who live in Montreal, were going to reunite with the Toronto-based cast for a special celebration of their work. It took two years for the 27-year-old and her […]
In response to the disproportionate effects of the coronavirus on Filipinx and Filipinx-American nurses across America, Margaret Guzman traces the history of Filipinx nursing migration in the context of two health crises: the COVID-19 pandemic and the AIDS epidemic.
JACKSON, OHIO-The sheer multitude of roaring fires and rolling smoke adding to the haze of the chilly morning drizzle conjures up thoughts of a viking ceremony, but this was merely an early morning deliverable for the Pathfinder School’s basic survival course: get a self sustaining fire going within five minutes. The Ohio based school usually […]
Imagine a room with 100 Covid-free people. Now imagine one idiot with Covid going into that room, infecting everyone else. In this case, the room is Puerto Rico, and the idiot–Americans. Puerto Rico has been forced to balance the spread of the coronavirus amongst their densely populated island, while also trying to maintain their economy […]
In the basketball world, much of the attention in recent months has been on the NBA, which is gearing up for another season after successfully restarting the previous one in July. The league registered zero positive cases over the span of three months by placing all players and staff in a bubble in Orlando, FL. […]