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But we can prevent the world from going down with us.

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After a year of the pandemic, I want all the drama I can get

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Illustrations: Nicole Rifkin

The coronavirus has realigned the pleasure principle as we struggle between the need for desire and safety


Nearly a year into the pandemic, these unexpected chats are my greatest joy

Joan Crawford dwarfed by a giant telephone c. 1927. Photo: John Kobal Foundation/Getty Images


Column

If someone doesn’t want to be your friend because of your political beliefs, you should take it as a sign that you are wrong — not wronged

A confrontation between protestors in Stone Mountain, Georgia. Photo: Logan Cyrus/Getty Images


A West Village story of social distancing and blossoming romance

Photo: Bill Hayes


Dating my way through the 2020 Democratic primary

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LIFE IN THE TIME OF CORONAVIRUS

A 46-year-old woman is self-quarantining with her husband one month after he asked for a divorce

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Illustration: Carolyn Figel

For a New Yorker who always tried to connect with the strangers in his midst, life under quarantine feels especially alienating


With thousands of miles separating them, one couple turned to the internet to go on virtual dates of museum exhibitions

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