Life

guns alexander

The guns of Alexander

April 11, 2020 1:12 pm

In the event of the gun confiscation fancied by the Democratic party’s billionaires and its NPR tote-bag carriers, the hinterlands will not submit

telehealth addiction

Telehealth for addiction during a pandemic

April 11, 2020 12:43 pm

I can now prescribe to patients who don’t have bus money to make it to clinic, but who have a phone, or can borrow one

twitter

Giving up Twitter for Lent went well

April 10, 2020 3:44 pm

If I’m honest with myself, Twitter is the most hardcore addiction I have and it’s also the one that robs me of the most productivity

ok

Actually, it’s not ‘OK’

April 9, 2020 5:24 pm

Spending weeks or months lazy and directionless is going to hurt, not help you

recovering

I’m recovering — but I glimpsed the coronavirus cliff edge

April 9, 2020 4:39 pm

I had a strong sensation of my body being invaded by a parasite which was sapping my strength

hospital

I was relishing the lockdown a week ago, but now I need urgent hospital treatment

April 9, 2020 4:26 pm

I need to have a stent removed from my urethra — and pronto

greece

The way Greece has conducted itself in this pandemic is an example to us all

April 9, 2020 4:15 pm

Once this plague is over, national barriers might make a comeback and be seen as more than just an impediment to human freedom

museums

The online museums you’ll never want to leave

April 9, 2020 1:41 pm

If the blackout warden didn’t notice a sliver of light at your window, a neighbor would soon tell him

mathematicians

Coronavirus has made amateur mathematicians of us all

April 9, 2020 12:57 pm

Mathematical models help you to feel like you have a handle on what’s going on

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