It’s okay. You can take a break.

April 2021

Side effects make people skittish, but you know what’s definitely bad? Covid-19
Stuck in line for a vaccine or a vote? Look at the system that put you there

March 2021

Enough with the guilt. We’re still in the pandemic woods, and the priority is survival.
The Phantom Tollbooth is a fantasy about ideas turned real. This year, we tried to turn our incomprehensible reality back into ideas.
The Baldwins remind us how little we understand the inner workings of other families.

February 2021

Twitch knows how to cheer on players who stick the landing.
Pandemic living has stripped out a whole layer of vital social information. What should we call it?
The “January exception” is a brilliant coinage, but it may be no match for the Big Lie
AOC’s Capitol riot story prompts a right-wing response: Get over it

January 2021

Meet my new pandemic friend, a bot that collects dreams
Does the five-second rule apply to countries?