Books & Culture
The National Emergency Library Is a Gift to Readers Everywhere
The Internet Archive is providing free access to a trove of 1.4 million digitized books to help ease the strain of the coronavirus crisis.
I Clicked and Seven Hours Passed: Netflix’s “Tiger King”
The show follows the rise and fall of an eccentric Oklahoma zoo entrepreneur known as Joe Exotic, whose story stretches even the most vivid imagination.
What to Stream: Blake Edwards’s Masterwork Documentary of His Wife, Julie Andrews
Trump’s “Chinese Virus” and What’s at Stake in the Coronavirus’s Name
The history of disease shows how ill-chosen names can instigate undue prejudice, the way that Donald Trump’s fixation on the coronavirus’s Chinese origins has encouraged a rash of anti-Asian bigotry.
The Group Making Beautiful Quarantine Songs on a Barcelona Rooftop
A trio of Catalan musicians in their twenties have become social-media sensations for their songs about acting responsibly during the coronavirus quarantine.
How Joseph Smith and the Early Mormons Challenged American Democracy
365体育现金In Nauvoo, Illinois, Smith established a theocracy, ran for President, and tested the limits of religious freedom.
Jean Toomer’s Odd, Keening “A Drama of the Southwest”
The strange but promising unproduced play, from 1935, chronicles the writer’s time at the Taos art colony, in New Mexico.
Goings On About Town
A Celebration of Catherine Deneuve on the Criterion Channel
The Oldest Restaurant in Manhattan’s Chinatown Faces the Coronavirus Shutdown
What to Watch, Listen to, and Read While Coronavirus Self-Quarantining
Suggestions from New Yorker writers and artists to ease the stress of isolation, for the week of March 16th.
Meet the Italians Making Music Together During Coronavirus Quarantine
365体育现金While under national quarantine, neighbors all across Italy played music together to create a sense of much-needed connection.