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Reading A Journal of the Plague Year during the Lockdown

There are striking similarities between the Great Plague of London and the COVID-19 pandemic—in Daniel Defoe’s historical fiction, we see literature’s power to vividly capture human behaviour in times of crisis.

Fish for an Island

Studying how major climatic events are affecting the ecology of coral reef systems, a marine biologist reflects on what this means for communities whose lives are intertwined with the ecology.

The Coming of Corona

In this personal essay, the author reflects on life at the threshold of the covid-19 pandemic.

​Pixação in São Paulo

Pixação is a visual art form born from resistance that contributes to the cultural production of São Paulo.

​COVID-19 and the Rhetoric of Social Overhaul

Considering the pandemic as social critique gives us clues for how not to think about the overhauling of social systems.

Bardo of Lockdown

As the earth seems to be resetting itself through the current global pandemic, perhaps it is a good time to be more mindful of what our “essential” needs truly are.

The Birth of the Dalit Protagonist

Born as a reaction to caste violence, the figure of the Dalit protagonist has come full circle—no longer hateful, it is creative and begets life.

‘Bois Locker Room’

Creating and nurturing a space for open, healthy conversations about sex in our families and homes will help counter misogyny and sexual violence.

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