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Not Their First Rodeo Houston’s black cowboys and cowgirls ride for Black Lives Matter, and champion their unheralded legacy

The New King of All Media Scott Galloway, one half of the must-listen podcast Pivot, is everywhere these days, railing against big tech and spreading big ideas

My Name Is Karen … … and I do not want to speak to your manager

FOSO: Fear of Standing Out Online, the only thing worse than not showing solidarity with an important cause is showing it in the wrong way

Burn After Reading In a baffling twist of fate, a new study reveals that smokers are less likely to get the coronavirus than those who abstain

June 10, 2020

Sex and the System In New York and in red-light districts around the world, intimacy just got even more complicated

Bleach Party For enterprising hoteliers, paranoia is the new sustainability

Social (Media) Unrest For twentysomething protesters, passions run high. Not just in the streets but also on Instagram

Nazi Lockdown The German occupation crushed ordinary life in Paris as its citizens hid from the “brown plague”

Don’t Call It a Comeback Where are they now? Wishing you a happy birthday (or anniversary, etc.) for a fee on Cameo

Putin on the Fritz? Russia’s strongman fights the coronavirus invasion with faked data and in retreat

Living Your Best Lockdown If practical advice from even Gwyneth Paltrow herself (!) can’t improve your situation … well, you’re on your own

Office Affairs “Work from home” puts an end to Christmas-party high jinks and watercooler romances

School’s Out For … Ever? With distance learning as the new status quo, the most privileged New York parents are seeking alternative arrangements

Why Is No One Talking About Polio? The disease infected thousands when it tore through the U.S. Sixty-five years later, we’re back to where we were pre-vaccine

From FOMO to FOGO What happens when social distancing gives way to the return of social commitments?

How About a Dose of Common Sense? The anti-vax movement may derail a coronavirus recovery

May 20, 2020

Mount Everest Goes Red During a global lockdown, Chinese scientists take over the world’s highest mountain

May 18, 2020

Mr. Right With prescient, gloomy pandemic reports, The New York Times’s wonky science writer Donald McNeil Jr. has become an unlikely sex symbol

Down and Out in the Hollywood Hills Eyebrow-raising behavior is par for the course at the Chateau Marmont. But owner André Balazs’s handling of the lockdown is provoking winces

Unmasked Ball Cocaine, ketamine, models, and music: New York City’s underground party scene carries on during the pandemic

Doctors Without Choices Why Russia is fighting the coronavirus like it’s 1943

The Neuro-Degenerate’s Guide to Boxing Faced with one of life’s great challenges, a writer finds solace in the sweet science

May 12, 2020