Life

vitamin D

The growing evidence on vitamin D and COVID

May 18, 2020 9:56 am

Vitamin D deficiency may or may not help to prevent you catching the virus, but it does affect whether you get very sick from it

porch

The renaissance of the porch

May 17, 2020 12:28 pm

You could not ask for a more perfect COVID cloister

jenna ellis

Breaking: social conservative says socially conservative things

May 16, 2020 5:05 pm

CNN KFILE scandalized by Jenna Elliss ‘anti-gay’ positions

viennese coffeehouse

Civilized caffeination

May 15, 2020 2:20 pm

A frothy tour of Vienna’s coffeehouses

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

party

My first post-lockdown party

May 14, 2020 5:41 pm

Perhaps this boozy convivial affair will shake me out of my macabre state

lockdown

This lockdown may kill me

May 14, 2020 4:37 pm

I’ve become a kind of hermit, living in the shed at the bottom of my garden and rarely seeing sunlight

greta

Why I support Greta Thunberg in her fight against COVID-19

May 14, 2020 3:35 pm

As soon as the crisis is over, we can get back to wrecking the planet. I can’t wait

google

You’re not special — just ask Google

May 14, 2020 2:10 pm

I have quietly accepted that my interior life (and yours) may be rather accurately guessed at by an algorithm

lockdown

In defense of the lockdown

May 14, 2020 1:01 pm

If you think we are right to abandon or dilute lockdown now, then you should not have been in favor of it in the first place

covid college

Welcome to COVID College

May 14, 2020 12:17 pm

Corona bursts education’s business bubble

joan collins oldies

The revenge of the oldies

May 14, 2020 11:43 am

I’ve always thought western society was terribly ageist, and I don’t just mean ‘showbiz’ folk but across the board

puttanesca

Is pasta puttanesca the perfect lockdown dish?

May 14, 2020 11:34 am

The dish hits, with masterly economy, all five ‘taste groups’

sourdough

Upper crust: a sweeter approach to sourdough

May 13, 2020 5:59 pm

According to French tradition, it is wrong to throw away old bread because it is sacred

new normal

The ‘new normal’ in a time of coronavirus

May 13, 2020 4:22 pm

With virtual reality we can not only visit London, New York and Paris, but make them better

Greta Thunberg

Does Greta Thunberg have the answer to COVID-19?

May 13, 2020 3:17 pm

Or will the 17-year-old just keep lecturing us about climate change?

twitter

How can Twitter decide whether COVID news is ‘untrue’?

May 13, 2020 1:11 pm

Even the scientists arent sure

maskless mask unmasked

A generation unmasked

May 12, 2020 6:06 pm

The furor over the maskless VE celebration highlights the forces driving this moment of national fear and submission

trump insults asian americans

Newsflash: Trump insults everyone

May 12, 2020 5:39 pm

Rarely does sex or ethnicity factor into the president’s choice of target: he is an equal opportunities offender

new york times

Coronavirus offers another excuse for the New York Times to bash Britain

May 12, 2020 4:14 pm

The Gray Lady’s anti-British animus is worth highlighting

Attorney General William Barr

Cut! Weekend news shows give Barr and Pompeo the chop

May 12, 2020 2:33 pm

Two news programs misled viewers with deceptively edited interview clips

constitution

A strong constitution

May 12, 2020 2:07 pm

It is a cherished axiom of the psychological class that the human psyche is almost infinitely sensitive and delicate

van jones nabj huawei

NABJ cancels Huawei-sponsored misinformation panel

May 12, 2020 1:46 pm

The panel was intended to address misinformation in the wake of the COVID-19 crisis, especially as it relates to minority racial groups in the United States

child passing on covid-19

No evidence of children passing on COVID-19 to relatives, says Icelandic study

May 12, 2020 12:31 pm

The study’s outcome appears to indicate that reopening schools would be safe

french doctor benoit

Shrieks, shots and broken china: a visit to my rural French doctor

May 12, 2020 12:14 pm

As we all sat in the waiting room, we wondered what social enormity the doctor might commit next