Life

dark humor

Throughout history, dark humor has helped us cope in a crisis

April 9, 2020 11:44 am

There’s power in laughing in the face of fear

ancient prayers

In this time of modern contagion, I find myself turning to ancient prayers

April 9, 2020 11:24 am

They remind us that we’re not the first to face these fears

religion

Will coronavirus hasten the demise of religion — or herald its revival?

April 9, 2020 11:01 am

The lockdown is testing believers of all stripes

walking

I’m walking round the country — in my back garden

April 9, 2020 9:54 am

This land used to be an orchard. These trees were here before I was here. They’ll be here after I’m gone

hospitals

In New York’s hospitals, we need all the help we can get

April 9, 2020 12:11 am

Conference rooms are turned into wards, wards have become intensive care units

Tom Brady

New York Post and Washington Examiner fall for Tom Brady Twitter hoax

April 8, 2020 8:09 pm

Sorry to deflate your hopes, Trump fans

passover

Plagues at Passover

April 8, 2020 2:27 pm

As the story of Passover and the Exodus shows, without faith we are nowhere, dependent on the arbitrary caprice of the market and the pharaoh

society

Society needed this reset

April 7, 2020 7:03 pm

Quarantine life has been, dare I say it, really nice, and I’m not the only one who thinks so

anthony fauci fetish

Perplexed by the Fauci fetish? You shouldn’t be

April 7, 2020 1:43 pm

Behind the Fauci thirst

covid-19 vaccines ‘Big Science’

We need a ‘Big Science’ approach for developing COVID-19 vaccines

April 7, 2020 12:05 pm

Unless we take a global perspective and everyone is protected, this virus will keep coming back

george pell

Cardinal George Pell is the victim of a shameful miscarriage of justice

April 7, 2020 4:59 am

It will be interesting to see how the media report the shameful story of what is, in effect, Australia’s Dreyfus case

jimmy fallon celebrities

Why we love to hate celebrities

April 6, 2020 9:10 pm

‘One World: Together at Home’ is a weirdly complacent name

charmed alyssa milano rose mcgowan

Witch fight! The naked hypocrisy of Alyssa Milano

April 6, 2020 8:24 pm

By charmlessly siding with Joe Biden, shes signed #MeToos death warrant

quarantine

The coronavirus class divide

April 6, 2020 4:53 pm

Who actually thinks rural Americans are breaking quarantine for sport rather than necessity?

open borders

Coronavirus marks the end of open borders in Europe

April 6, 2020 11:05 am

Economically Europe may move to the left, but socially, the direction will be to the right

amazon silicon valley

Privacy or death — the final triumph of Big Tech

April 5, 2020 4:29 pm

Technology can be used to tell us where people are, where they’ve been and whether they have the disease

ventilators

Ventilators aren’t a panacea for a pandemic like coronavirus

April 5, 2020 11:44 am

We do not know how many lives ventilators could or will save

jews

Jews have always been blamed for plagues — coronavirus is no different

April 5, 2020 11:31 am

Coronavirus has shrunk the world’s attention to a degree previously unseen in our lifetimes

Andrew Yang

In defense of Andrew Yang

April 4, 2020 4:40 pm

A call for unity during our fight for humanity

Sen. Tom Cotton coronavirus

Questioning coronavirus origins is not a conspiracy

April 4, 2020 4:13 pm

It’s up to the media to discover the truth, not accept answers at face value

langkawi

Lure of the jungle

April 3, 2020 4:09 pm

The monkeys have become experts not only at stealing fruit from rooms but also at plundering minibars

urine

How to sample your own urine

April 3, 2020 3:48 pm

Michael took an imaginary draft and did that thoughtful, rabbity connoisseur’s tasting thing with his mouth

marriages dog

A tale of three dogs

April 3, 2020 3:11 pm

Like a star of the country & western stage, I write because my wife left me and took my dog

black-owned businesses

No, black-owned businesses probably aren’t losing out more due to the pandemic

April 3, 2020 2:41 pm

Examining businesses with paid employees shows immigrants are hardest hit

modeling dissent

Dissent over coronavirus research isn’t dangerous — but stifling debate is

April 2, 2020 4:12 pm

The best way to defeat this enemy will be to keep faith with our commitment to intellectual freedom, not to abandon it