JOURNAL OF THE PLAGUE YEAR
Short, in-depth analysis of how a pandemic revealed the Failed State of America
SEIZING THE DAY: NEW AND RECENT
Listen to Steve Erickson read his JOTPY essay "Fear"
Detritus from Burned Out Hacks (aka Journalists on Twitter) and the Occasional Pol
A Special Report from Journal of the Plague Year
After the last presidential debate, we all realized that the immediate crisis could very well come to an end Nov. 3. Dire predictions of civil war turn out to be fantasies. America's basic structures withstand the greatest threat they've faced, a concatenation of historical trends that are destabilizing countries around the world turbocharged by our own darkness, anger, dislocation, trauma and grief that in the words of one of our contributors, hark back to the damaged souls who landed at Plymouth Rock.
This week, we publish a series of essays and articles linked to the release of Aaron Sorkin's The Trial of the Chicago Seven. The movie draws parallels between the 1960s and the present. Our writers, who range in age from 22 to 70-something (but who's counting?) bring distinct sensibilities to the question of where we go from here.
The Soundtrack for Your Seclusion
Perseus and Medusa
The Origin of Drawing (Dibutades and the Shepard)
Stay home Stay Safe
Echo and Narcissus
Adam and Eve
War of the Worlds
The Lonely Fortune Teller - After George La Tour
Apollo and Daphne
The Incredulity of Saint Thomas
BRINGING OUT THE DEAD
Obits, Epitaphs, Anecdotes, and Near-Misses
DREAMING THE PANDEMIC
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