1. coronavirus
    The Pandemic and Natural Disasters Are Colliding AgainIsaias in the east and the Apple fire in California reveal the potential for disaster, as the pandemic, fire season, and hurricane season all line up.
  2. cityscape
    New York Is Getting Loud AgainAs traffic and infrastructure work begin to return, the city sounds more like itself. But not quite the same as before.
  3. cityscape
    New York City Is Facing a Census EmergencyAnd if we’re undercounted, the results may be dire.
  4. feature
    A Plague Is an Apocalypse. But It Can Bring a New World.Civilizations cause pandemics, collapse from them, and, sometimes, are remade by them.
  5. interesting times
    Andrew Sullivan: See You Next FridayIf the mainstream media will not host a diversity of opinion, then the nonmainstream needs to pick up the slack. That’s what I’ll be doing next.
  6. cityscape
    The 15-Minute City: Can New York Be More Like Paris?And should it?
  7. intelligencer chats
    Could the Pandemic Be a Climate Turning Point?The volatile political conditions created by the coronavirus may matter more than a temporary downturn in carbon emissions.
  8. joe biden
    Biden’s New Climate Plan Is Also His Stimulus PlanAnd that’s the best thing about his $2 trillion vision for making America run on 100 percent clean electricity by 2035.
  9. 2020 election
    Kanye West and the Media Are Once Again Playing a Dangerous GameThere needs to be a reckoning about the toxic relationship between Kanye West and the vox populi.
  10. the discourse
    ‘Defending a Free Society’ Requires Radically Changing This OneThe myopia and hypocrisy of “philosophical liberals” undermine their critiques of “cancel culture.”
  11. fox news
    Tucker Carlson: Protect American ‘Culture’ and ‘Heritage’ From Tammy DuckworthThe Fox News host continued his attacks on the Illinois Democrat, calling her a “coward,” a “moron,” and a “fraud.”
  12. cityscape
    For Blue-Sky Urban Ideas, It May Be Now or NeverAs the worst of the crisis (possibly) recedes, opportunity.
  13. life after warming
    Global Warming Is Melting Our Sense of TimeClimate change isn’t just a brutal form of time travel to both the future and prehuman past, it is discombobulating to our very sense of linear time.
  14. burning questions
    Everything You Wondered About the 111 Cuomo Briefings“I know it couldn’t have been easy for you, because it was hell for me, and we all lived it together.”
  15. summer in the city
    We’re Headed for a Hot, Dark SummerThe coming months are poised to bring new outbreaks, blackouts, evictions, and unrest.
  16. cityscape
    To Trumpers, the Shared Space of the Street Is an Unprivatized ThreatIt’s just [waves hands] that dirty area between the car and the front door, right?
  17. climate change
    Last Month Was the Hottest Ever RecordedAnd shuttering the global economy wasn’t sufficient to prevent the concentration of CO2 in the Earth’s atmosphere from hitting an all-time high.
  18. cityscape
    It’s Time to Do Away With Rush HourWhen the pandemic ends, let’s consider what we learned about shuffled work times and staggered shifts and keep the good parts.
  19. cityscape
    Opening Up Everything Too Soon Is, Effectively, Age DiscriminationWithout universal testing, you’re locking up the elderly.
  20. summer in the city
    That Office AC System Is Great — at Recirculating VirusesDeep breaths may not be calming.
  21. vision 2020
    Could Biden Move Left on National Security?His party-unifying repositioning on domestic policy might extend to such topics as the Pentagon spending cuts that Sanders and Warren have promoted.
  22. life after warming
    Welcome to the End of the ‘Human Climate Niche’The pandemic shows how hard it is going to be to adapt comfortably to climate change.
  23. vision 2020
    Why Kavanaugh Is the Focus of Republican Attacks on BidenThe GOP would prefer to compare Biden to Kavanaugh, a party-unifying figure, rather than Trump himself, accused of far more misconduct.
  24. biography of a building
    Exploring a Real-Estate Time Capsule in HarlemInside Graham Court, a Gilded Age rental from the architects behind the Apthorp.
  25. cityscape
    The Return of Fear in New YorkThe city, a child of disaster, remembers its past.
  26. life after warming
    The Coronavirus Is a Preview of Our Climate-Change FutureThe warming of the planet will lead to pandemics that are far more dangerous and disruptive.
  27. intelligencer chats
    Should Networks Stop Airing Trump’s Falsehood-Filled Coronavirus Briefings?A daily dose of presidential misinformation might not be what America needs right now.
  28. coronavirus
    Coronavirus Creates an Opening for Progressivism — Also BarbarismThe pandemic spotlights both the necessity of solidarity and the widespread appeal of abandoning out-groups in times of crisis.
  29. life after warming
    The EPA Is Another Coronavirus CasualtyClimate activists and climate enemies both see opportunity in the pandemic.
  30. coronavirus
    Why Did an Expert Who Warned About COVID-19 Have So Much Trouble Being Heard?Though we often feel that we live in a sea of panic, it may be that the general din prevents us from hearing most important warning cries.
  31. the national interest
    Joe Biden’s Platform Is More Progressive Than You ThinkHe is not just planning a “return to normalcy.”
  32. coronavirus
    Close the Theaters. Close the Opera. Close the Concert Halls. Now.Yes, it will be brutal to the performing-arts economy. It’s also necessary.
  33. cityscape
    The Sunnyside Yard Master Plan Is a Mirage of a Better CityNew York City’s plan for the city’s heart is the best of all worlds. Whether it can actually exist in ours is another question.
  34. the zucc
    How Facebook Fact-Checking Can BackfireThe “implied truth effect” means that Facebook’s fact-checking process may be worse than doing nothing.
  35. business
    Inside the Fossil-Fuel Industry’s Plan to Profit From Climate ChangeI went to one of Shell’s private meetings and took notes.
  36. media
    Chris Matthews Announces He Is Retiring From MSNBC Amid Multiple ControversiesThe 74-year-old host announced he is leaving MSNBC following criticism over his election coverage and alleged behavior toward women in recent weeks.
  37. environment
    Trump’s Interior Dept. Reportedly Edited Documents to Say Climate Change Is GoodAn Interior official edited nine policy reports with debunked claims — fitting a larger administration pattern of undermining climate science.
  38. global politics
    Across the World, Voters Are Losing Faith in GovernmentThe percentage of citizens who believe that “the state is run for the benefit of all” has plummeted in a wide array of countries since 2002.
  39. life after warming
    What Coronavirus Teaches Us About Climate ChangeAdaptation is not enough.
  40. cityscape
    Farm Livin’ Is the Life for Me, Ja? Rem Koolhaas Tries Out Country LifeFor “Countryside, the Future,” a city boy goes to the sticks.
  41. media
    Can Twitter Fix ‘Misinformation’ Like Mayor Bloomberg’s Manipulated Video?On March 5, Twitter is rolling out new policies around misinformation. Will they work?
  42. life after warming
    Jeff Bezos’s $10 Billion Climate Pledge Is Actually TinyJudged by the standards of the climate crisis, the sum is, practically speaking, almost nothing.
  43. environment
    Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos Pledges $10 Billion to Fight Effects of Climate ChangeIt’s a substantial figure from the founder of a company that reportedly threatened to fire employees who publicly condemned its carbon footprint.
  44. the national interest
    Obama Auto Standards May Survive Because Trump Staff Can’t Do MathMalevolence tempered by incompetence.
  45. media
    A Visit With Andrew Neil, The Spectator’s Publisher and Boris Johnson’s Old BossThe TV interviewer and chairman of Britain’s ancient conservative magazine is taking a whack at America.
  46. cityscape
    Trump’s Classical-Architecture Edict Is Dumb — But Not Worth the OutrageIt’s boneheaded. But it doesn’t censor architects or stifle creativity in the country at large.
  47. technocracy
    5 Theories About Conspiracy TheoriesWe live in the age of red yarn and corkboard. There’s no easy explanation — but here are five theories why.
  48. technocracy
    The Real Problems With the Iowa Caucuses’ ‘Shadow’ AppTechnical failures were amplified by institutional failures, which were amplified by communications failures, creating a cascade of incompetence.
  49. just asking questions
    Ben Smith on What He’ll Bring to the New York TimesThe BuzzFeed News head will soon take over the media column made famous by David Carr.
  50. fracking
    Will a Fracking Ban Doom Democrats in Pennsylvania?The political risks of running on the policy may outweigh the substantive benefits, given the dearth of Congressional support for a universal ban.
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