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What I saw made me question everything, including myself

Illustration: Grace Duong for GEN


The pandemic has shown that when it comes to what really matters, my housemates and I were not as close as I thought

Photo: Maskot/Getty Images


THE WAY WE WORK NOW

‘We had to keep traveling because it’s part of our job’

Photo illustration; source image courtesy of Luke Martin of Chopstick Travel


Medium Rare

The Medium Universe is venturing back out into society — and getting stuck along the way

  • Leave it to the “Happiest Place on Earth” to be one of the first in the world to assemble large crowds during the midst of a deadly global pandemic. Shanghai Disneyland reopened its gates earlier this week, and Jordan Fraser went along for the ride to take part in a moment of history. …


With commercial flights grounded, the well-connected rely on these planes to move their precious cargo — from PPE to gold bullion


Life in the Time of Coronavirus

A series about how this pandemic affects our lives, our loved ones, our work, and our way of life

A photo treatment of the map of India with coronaviruses looming in the background.
A photo treatment of the map of India with coronaviruses looming in the background.
Photo illustration; Image sources: korhankaracan/ Getty Images, 4x-image/Getty Images


Life in the Time of Coronavirus

The latest in our series about how this pandemic affects our lives, our loved ones, our work, and our way of life

Photo illustration. Image sources: David Sacks/Getty Images, 4x-image/Getty Images.


This was the year we learned how easily old tech platforms adopted the flaws of the new ones

Grounded 737 Max 8 aircraft at Boeing Field in Seattle, WA. Photo: SounderBruce/Wikimedia Commons


All photos by AnRong Xu. Photo editing by Michelle Le.

Great Escape

A photographer’s journey through the streets of Taipei, full of scooters and longing

I arrived in the evening, waiting for the moment to see you.


Great Escape

I live out all the lives I’ll never live through the meals I’ll probably never eat

Credit: Aurelie and Morgan David de Lossy/Cultura via Getty

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