Out of the night that covers me,
Black as the pit from pole to pole,
I thank whatever gods may be
For my unconquerable soul.
For those I’ll be leaving behind, my children and grandchildren in particular, this just wasn’t the world I ever wanted them to inherit.
Why we can’t be okay with other people bearing the brunt of a pandemic or recession.
With charm, humor and passion, Isabel Allende delivers a series of stories about women with passionate hearts who survive difficult lives.
Italians have now been at home for nine days, and, from Bologna to Rome, they have invited their neighbors to engage in what they call a “Flash Mob Sonoro,” or a sound flash mob.
I will die in Pittsburgh on a beautiful day…
Nemesis is knocking at the door.
What are poets for, in such an age? What is the use of poetry?
Imagine someone with nothing left to lose as a virus
armed with a gun and desperate to spread its bullets.
Belinda Kong: How Chinese people came together when separated by quarantine, creating hope, humor and art
Fear and blame appear to be fast becoming Americans’ defining emotions around COVID-19. Headlines seem to offer either worst-case estimates or government leaders’ mutual accusations. Amid the bewildering figures and … Continue reading →
The practice of medicine demands answers, yet to practice medicine in the United States is an invitation […] to be swallowed by suffering that eludes meaning.
The U.S. made serious mistakes when the HIV virus and AIDS emerged. Those errors cost many lives. But our nation learned a few things, too.
We are witnessing, in real-time and with stunning consequence, the stone-cold fact that markets are an ineffective mediator of resources, prone to the worst vagaries of herd mentality.
As someone who writes about early Greek poetry, I spend a lot of time thinking about why its performance was so crucial to ancient life. One answer is that epic and tragedy helped ancient storytellers and audiences try to make sense of human suffering.
“This crisis should be a moment in which people ask fundamental questions about the dysfunctionality of our current healthcare system.”