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Keeping up with the Santorums

May 26, 2020 1:05 pm

Lockdown in Virginia with the former senator’s huge family

1950s

Back to the future

May 24, 2020 12:06 pm

How the post-pandemic world could resemble the 1950s

Las Vegas

Viva Las Vegas?

May 22, 2020 3:35 pm

The future of Sin City is the future of every American city

deconfinement dinner party

Rules for a deconfinement dinner party

May 21, 2020 2:44 pm

Our place settings were as widely spaced as the surrounding Provençal geography

lockdown

The lost world of lockdown

May 21, 2020 1:46 pm

Soon the clear air will be fume-filled again and the birdsong drowned out

goat zoos

Are you a lockdown eel or a pygmy goat?

May 21, 2020 1:20 pm

Without visitors, the meerkats are listless and the dingoes so bored they have to be taken for walks

porch

The renaissance of the porch

May 17, 2020 12:28 pm

You could not ask for a more perfect COVID cloister

remote working

Have you caught the remote-working bug?

May 14, 2020 6:00 pm

Behavior is contagious, and much of what we do results from unconscious mimicry

karen

Don’t let Karen kill your community

May 8, 2020 11:31 am

If our leadership wants us to listen to them, they should discourage Karens

mothers

Lockdown used to be the norm for new mothers

May 7, 2020 8:51 pm

I feared I might feel trapped when the lockdown began but in fact it has been quite liberating

age

In the COVID era, age isn’t just a number

May 7, 2020 8:37 pm

Of course I will die in the next 20-odd years, but I will try hard not to do it from COVID-19, a nasty way to go.

gotham

Goodbye New York, welcome Gotham

May 7, 2020 5:39 pm

The main excitement we get here is going to wait in socially distanced lines at the grocery store

owl

Even the owl in my garden is self-isolating

May 7, 2020 1:32 pm

Tawnies are territorial and will defend up to 50 acres of land

blitz spirit

Is baking and watching Netflix really comparable to being bombed?

May 7, 2020 1:06 pm

It doesn’t take ‘Blitz spirit’ to hunker down at home

internet

I survived a 20-minute internet outage during lockdown

May 7, 2020 6:35 am

What if it never works again? What if our infrastructure is finally collapsing? What if this is it?

tedium

After the virus, the tedium

May 6, 2020 12:39 pm

Bureaucracy will win the war on COVID-19

myself

It’s gonna be a long day with myself

May 5, 2020 12:44 pm

Why am I so hungry? Oh because it’s noon and I’ve been on Twitter for four hours

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Corona Derangement Syndrome

May 5, 2020 12:20 pm

The virus has driven everyone mad

japan

Coronavirus is revealing uncomfortable truths about Japan

May 3, 2020 11:14 am

The rise of ‘Corona rikon’

life unemployment job

Dear politicians, life must go on

May 1, 2020 7:35 am

Are we all we so scared of being called insensitive that we can’t state the obvious?

wife

Did anyone really believe what my wife wrote about me?

April 30, 2020 3:45 pm

Spectator writers are almost never in earnest, unless it’s after midnight and we’ve been drinking

covid brides

The competitive world of COVID brides

April 30, 2020 1:19 pm

My wedding is off — but I’m one of the lucky ones

social distance shaming

‘Social distance shaming’ is getting nasty

April 30, 2020 12:15 am

Rudeness is spreading like a virus

effects

Could the lockdown have side-effects no one has considered?

April 29, 2020 11:24 pm

This virus is still evolving

peckinpah classic cinema

What can we learn about coronavirus from classic cinema?

April 29, 2020 4:06 pm

My Sam Peckinpah lockdown bender