Three therapists based in North Carolina, California and New York discuss experiencing an increase in demand for services since the start of the pandemic. Here, they elaborate on the role of the mental health stigma and how it potentially played a role in normalizing therapy for certain individuals. As demand remains high, preventative measures become […]
Eric Kohn on the First New York Film Festival Since the Pandemic
Prior to Covid-19, the New York Film Festival served as an annual escape into the fictional world of cinema. Movie-goers, critics, actors and directors around the world would rejoice in the talent and art behind the film industry. The pandemic showed us the importance of the community within the film industry and the collective experience […]
Dyke Bar Takeover takes over beer
Dyke Beer is taking over New York City’s queer nightlife. Co-founders Loretta Andro Chung and Sarah Hallonquist started their two-dyke beer operation amid the pandemic. Four years ago, the pair founded Dyke Bar Takeover, a company that takes over straight bars and, for a night, turns them into spaces specifically for dykes. Dyke, as defined […]
‘Hustle Culture’ Brings Faster Burnout
We are obsessed with the hustle. We glorify the grinders and the go-getters; those who work 70-hour weeks, pull all-nighters, have 4 a.m. wake-up times, and manage to run a side business all the while. There’s a troubling phenomenon in our schools and workplaces right now that worships unhealthy behaviors supposedly linked to success. It […]
The birth of a child has always been extremely consuming for the parents, not to mention going into labor amid a global pandemic. What are the concerns parents had for their infants growing up under quarantine? This piece explores how the lockdown has physically and mentally influenced both parents and their babies.
COVID Has Upended the Creative Industry. Here’s How It’s Also Changing Our Perception of Art.
What’s so special about pixels? These squares of color are miniscule — at 0.26 mm, they’re about the same thickness as standard cardstock — and put together into grids, they form digital images or displays on phones, computers, tablets, and the multitudes of other devices we use on a daily basis. We consume millions day […]
NYC Street Artists Mix Art and Activism
The summer of 2020 changed Andrea Acevedo’s art. The murder of George Floyd stirred something deep within her – standing amongst a crowd of hundreds of protesters in New York City, defending Black lives, surrounded by people dedicated to equality and the liberation of all oppressed people, she asked herself, “How can I help?” And […]
Domestic Violence Became a Dangerous Side Effect of the Pandemic
Underneath the surface of the Covid-19 pandemic lies a “shadow pandemic”: domestic violence. With lockdowns forcing people to stay inside their homes, violence against women has skyrocketed while victims have been silenced more than ever. But social media has helped give them a voice in isolation. High rates of domestic violence reports and Covid […]
Online Music Education
Online Music Education by Laura Measher Students and teachers share their experiences of learning and teaching music in a virtual setting.
After A Year On Zoom, the Toll of Online Learning Hurts Student’s Mental Health
With only one blended class in her five-course schedule, New York University sophomore Andrea Contreras has spent most of her spring semester inside her bedroom. “This semester is the closest I have come to a full Zoom education,” said 20-year old Contreras, who is studying finance and computing and data science at the Stern School […]