Week 202021

The Project Behind a Front Page Full of Names – The New York Times
A presentation of obituaries and death notices from newspapers around the country tries to frame incalculable loss.
Never Go Back to the Office
The coronavirus killed corporate culture. Get used to working from home.
Photos Show Social Distancing Around The World
As countries around the world start to cautiously reopen, many are reshaping their public spaces to encourage social distancing.
When Manhattan Was Mannahatta: A Stroll Through the Centuries – The New York Times
From lush forest to metropolis, the evolution of Lower Manhattan. Our critic walks with Eric W. Sanderson of the Wildlife Conservation Society.
World Goth Day
What is the annual event and when is it held?
Africa, uncolonized: a detailed look at an alternate continent
What if the Black Plague had killed off almost all Europeans? Then this is what Africa might have looked like.
Two Coasts. One Virus. How New York Suffered Nearly 10 Times the Number of Deaths as California.
California’s governor and San Francisco’s mayor worked together to act early in confronting the COVID threat. For Andrew Cuomo and Bill de Blasio, it was a different story, and 27,000 New Yorkers have died so far.
Dune and religious appropriation
The celebrated American author has made a career of cross-pollinating his literature with themes of religion and science and none of his work does it with quite so much vigor than his infamous Duniverse.
Coronavirus Patient Shares Shocking Before-And-After Photos
"I wanted to show it can happen to anyone. It doesn’t matter if you’re young or old, have preexisting conditions or not. It can affect you."
We Miss You, Cannes: 23 Filmmakers Relive Indelible Moments
Alejandro González Iñárritu, Clint Eastwood and other auteurs share memories from the film festival, like the rapturous boos and the police chief in love with movies.
These People Recreated Amazing Photos of Their Grandparents From the Past
From visiting the same sights to wearing identical outfits, these people bonded with their ancestors on another level.
A brief history of quarantine, and what it can teach us about social distancing today
Medieval Britain was slow to implement quarantine too
Interviews van De Stem van Leiden
Inmiddels hebben de interviewers van De Stem van Leiden al met tientallen oudere Leidenaren gesproken over het leven van vroeger in de sleutelstad.