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My isolation reading list

April 2, 2020 12:57 am

Everyone can learn deep human truths from the story of a good man’s journey to death and resurrection


Let’s applaud mothers — the real key workers

March 29, 2020 2:28 pm

My wife has, unlike me, risen magnificently to the challenge posed by the coronavirus


The casual gamer’s guide to surviving quarantine

March 27, 2020 11:26 am

Time to dust off the ol’ controller


Where would any writer be without a room of their own?

March 26, 2020 7:23 pm

Lives of Houses reviewed


Shakespeare knew a thing or two about self-isolation

March 26, 2020 5:04 pm

It is likely that Shakespeare wrote while self-isolating, which is exactly what I am doing


In this strange new world, where do we find purpose?

March 26, 2020 3:14 pm

There is a risk that this virus will become something that absorbs all of our time, thoughts and energies

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Michael Morpurgo: Kale smoothies, writing, pilates — my strict isolation schedule

March 26, 2020 2:38 pm

I try not to think or dream of the sadness out there, the sickness and the dying, the world and all of us topsy-turvy. But I do

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How to work from home (according to Churchill, Einstein and Napoleon)

March 26, 2020 12:56 pm

As P.G. Wodehouse finished each page of a book he was writing, he would pin it to his office wall at a height indicating how good it was


Isolation forces us to work out what really matters

March 26, 2020 12:23 pm

In tough times, people often discover their dauntlessness


The curious age discrimination of coronavirus

March 26, 2020 11:08 am

Why does it affect the generations differently?


Why aren’t my exes texting me during quarantine?

March 24, 2020 1:35 pm

It appears love in the time of coronavirus isn’t my story

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Celia Walden: the birth of ‘corona kissing’ in LA

March 24, 2020 9:06 am

For germaphobe Angelenos the coronavirus is scarier than a waiter coming at you with a breadbasket

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Skype dates are the latest COVID-19 nightmare

March 23, 2020 4:56 pm

Coronavirus forces meet-cutes into the digital realm

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The Spectator’s guide to video conference etiquette

March 20, 2020 1:53 pm

The video call is digital Darwinism: make sure you aren’t the silenced


My ill-fated foray into homeschooling

March 20, 2020 9:06 am

Those who cannot teach, reach (for a pistol)

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Quarantine with our new puppy will send me barking

March 19, 2020 5:28 pm

The fact that her brain is the size of a pea makes her hard to train

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My love affair with Hannah Arendt

March 19, 2020 5:15 pm

Stoned out of our minds on a few puffs, we watched in awed silence, hanging on her every word, every clause, every sentence

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In quarantine, we’re all tradwives

March 19, 2020 4:18 pm

Homemaking skills come in handy during a pandemic


The secret excitement that lurks beneath our distress

March 19, 2020 3:43 pm

In the corner of your mind, keep alive the small, flickering flame of suspicion

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Millennials will be the death of us

March 19, 2020 12:42 pm

Theyd rather party on spring break than save grandma


Americans love living in a disaster movie

March 19, 2020 12:26 pm

People of Earth, are you not entertained?


There’s no sign of apocalypse in North London — yet

March 12, 2020 1:59 pm

As with terrorism, it’s often not the thing that has the potential to do damage, but the reaction to the thing


How do pandemics change the way we think?

March 12, 2020 1:38 pm

During elevated pathogen threat levels, mating preferences are skewed toward higher attractiveness and better symmetry


The remarkable Martha Treichler

March 11, 2020 2:16 pm

Black Mountain left a mark on her and her husband Bill


The evolution of Vermont

February 25, 2020 1:48 pm

I’ve wintered here all my life and during that time Vermont has, like old Digby’s marital status, seen three permutations