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Peter Hessler reports from the coronavirus lockdown in China: the most ambitious quarantine in history, with at least 760 million people confined largely to their homes.

“Although your grandmother and I, during this critical period, often said, you know, ‘Someone should arrange a march’ or ‘Those f___ing Republican senators,’ we soon grew weary of hearing ourselves saying those things”: A short story by George Saunders.

A doctor at a hospital in Boston describes the conditions in the E.R.: “Everyone who has needed a ventilator and an I.C.U. bed has gotten one. But the hospital is steadily filling up.”

Though it’s set during the Great Plague of London, in 1665, the stop-motion film “The Periwig-Maker” eerily recalls our own era of quarantine.

It’s no accident that those countries that are dealing best with the coronavirus crisis are the same countries that are leading the climate fight, @billmckibben  writes.

As public schools in 46 states have closed, students, parents, and educators nationwide are involved in a vast cyber-education experiment.

Modern loneliness, according to one historian, is the child of capitalism and secularism. The rise of privacy, itself a product of market capitalism, is a driver of loneliness. So is individualism, which you also have to pay for.

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Could the current crisis be a mandate to move away from a broken economic model that condemns those who pursue a creative life to poverty?

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In 2011, just as "Game of Thrones" was about to become a worldwide phenomenon, Emilia Clarke faced the first of two life-threatening brain aneurysms. Clarke tells her story for the first time:

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Roy Moore had been banned from a mall in Gadsden, Alabama, because he badgered teen girls, residents of the town, including lawyers and cops, say:

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The Borowitz Report: “Denmark would be interested in purchasing the United States in its entirety, with the exception of its government,” a spokesperson for the Danish government said.

When the conversation in a meeting turned to gay rights, Donald Trump motioned toward Mike Pence and joked:

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Inside this week’s Health Issue of The New Yorker:

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The evidence is now clear that the White House and Devin Nunes worked together to halt the Russia investigation:

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80,000 votes in 3 states put Trump in the White House. Now a meticulous analysis of online activity during the campaign makes a powerful case that cyberattacks by Russian hackers and trolls were decisive:

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David Remnick asked Nancy Pelosi if impeachment could backfire. “It doesn’t matter,” she said. “He has given us no choice. Politics has nothing to do with impeachment, in my view.”

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