What Italians Have Learned from the Coronavirus
Marco Malvaldi writes about life under quarantine in Tuscany, Italy, and how the coronavirus pandemic has changed Italians’ habits of mind (and increased the author’s weight).
Scott Goodman offers up humorous drawings of consumer products purchased to help overcome an indefinite period of self-isolation prompted by the coronavirus pandemic.
What Lawrence Wright Learned from His Pandemic Novel
In The New Yorker Interview, David Remnick speaks with Lawrence Wright about his new novel, “The End of October,” which imagines a terrifying disease sweeping the globe, much as the coronavirus pandemic is now doing.
Caring for Coronavirus Patients in a Queens I.C.U.
Isaac Chotiner interviews a nurse from NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, in Queens, New York, about what it’s like to work in the I.C.U. during the coronavirus pandemic.
October’s Child: The Year I Left the Soviet Union
Alex Halberstadt writes about growing up in the Soviet Union and what it was like to emigrate to the United States, as a child, while his father stayed behind.
Sunday Reading: Adventurous Spirits
From The New Yorker’s archive, pieces by Lauren Collins, Calvin Tomkins, Ariel Levy, and Nick Paumgarten on adventurous people who accomplish extraordinary feats.
New York City in the Coronavirus Pandemic
We New Yorkers have absented ourselves from the city because we know that life now depends on our withdrawal from it, David Remnick writes.
What to Stream: Forty of the Best Movies on Netflix Right Now
Richard Brody on forty films he recommends, ranging from recent movies to classics, to stream on the platform.
Illinois Confronts a Chaotic White House Approach to the Coronavirus
Peter Slevin writes about the preparations taken by Chicago, led by its mayor, Lori Lightfoot, and Illinois, led by Governor J. B. Pritzker, to confront the coronavirus crisis without the aid of Donald Trump and the federal government.
National Incompetence Stockpiles at Full Capacity
Andy Borowitz jokes that the U.S. has a national stockpile of incompetence, which is at full capacity amid Jared Kushner and the Trump Administration’s response to the coronavirus crisis.
Watching ESPN During the Coronavirus Lockdown
Louisa Thomas writes about ESPN’s programming while many are isolating through the coronavirus pandemic, including how “First Take,” “Get Up!,” and “SportsCenter” are adapting to a world without sports.
What the Coronavirus Is Doing to Rural Georgia
Charles Bethea reports on the early spread of the coronavirus in rural Georgia and the strains it put on medical centers like Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital.
Owing to Coronavirus Concerns, We Will Now Be Holding Our Coven Meeting on Zoom
Maeve Dunigan humorously writes about a witches’ coven that has been moved to the video-conferencing platform Zoom amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Bill Withers Was Always There if You Needed Him
Hua Hsu writes about the geniality and effortless talent of the singer and songwriter Bill Withers, who died on April 3, 2020, at the age of eighty-one.
The Eerie Familiarities of “Nemesis,” Philip Roth’s Novel of a Polio Epidemic
Richard Brody reviews “Nemesis,” a Philip Roth novel that foretells, in crucial practical detail, the lines of stress that the coronavirus pandemic is revealing today.