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Tress Test As Paris tiptoes toward reopening, hundreds of its best-coiffed women are still suffering on the waiting list at David Mallett’s salon. Welcome to the new normal…

The Covidfefe Chronicles You can’t spell “pandemic” without “me,” backward

History Repeats Itself “We can really understand something of epic tragedy only when it becomes personal”: honoring the end of World War II in the middle of a pandemic

May 4, 2020

Egomania Quarantine has changed a lot about the world, but when it comes to posting photos on Instagram, it’s still a narcissist’s game

The $93 Billion Man Bill Gates on the race for a vaccine, the need for cooperation across borders, and what he misses most under lockdown

Uprising, Interrupted The pandemic forced global protest movements into lockdown. But how long until they bust out?

Imaginary Girlfriend In Japan, holographic women are heralding the era of digisexuality

April 29, 2020

Ground Control to Captain Tom How a 99-year-old World War II vet became England’s hottest pop idol

Unholy Virgin Richard Branson is Trump in Cool Britannia clothing

A French Kiss-Off Will the double cheek kiss be France’s next coronavirus casualty?

April 23, 2020

Where Bad Behavior Is Always in Season In the Hamptons, the only thing not on lockdown is New Yorkers’ sense of entitlement

April 22, 2020

More Side Effects Self-isolation then and now. A lot has changed since 1978—but some things haven’t

How to Thrash Your Family at Scrabble Tips and tactics that will make you Master of the Board in these lockdown days

The Highest Office A former Trump intimate insists that Donald Trump is a known substance abuser. Why is no one listening?

Marathoning in Place Last week, more than 2,000 runners around the world took part in a live-streamed race, despite being in self-isolation. It was Zoom at its most literal—and thrilling

April 16, 2020

One Hand Washes the Other To allay your coronavirus-induced angst, put the “social” in social distance

April 15, 2020

Side Effects Cataloguing some of the less consequential repercussions of the coronavirus

Ivory Power How genetic scientists at Berkeley raced to the labs and created a high-speed test for the coronavirus

Dirty Books for Clean Hands Sales of “quarantine erotica” are booming, thanks to the coronavirus

Romeo Meets Juliet, with a Happy Ending In Italy, two lovers start a romance across balconies

April 8, 2020

Viral Vigilantes The latest cause of the Twitter rage mob? Social-media distancing

The Lyin’ King Trump goes missing in the six weeks the pandemic takes to devastate his country

Week Two in the I.C.U. Coronavirus cases are up. Vital supplies remain down

Old School, New Tricks Eton opens its doors to the children of N.H.S. workers, finally giving the posh English boarding school a class worth bragging about

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