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Our Local Correspondents

A New Doctor Faces the Coronavirus in Queens

A front-line physician at Elmhurst Hospital sees how closely socioeconomic status is tied to the disease, and tries to help patients who are dying without their families.

Medical Dispatch

It’s Not Too Late to Go on Offense Against COVID-19

To end the nightmare, lockdowns aren’t enough. We need to hunt the virus and defeat it.

A Reporter at Large

America’s Abandonment of Syria

hg0088Many Syrians thought that the U.S. cared about them. Now they know better.

Brave New World Dept.

Embracing the Chaotic Side of Zoom

hg0088In a time of social distancing, our background noises, bathrobes, and other bloopers can be unexpected sources of connection.

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Kitchen Notes

Mastering the Art of Making a French Omelette

hg0088An American omelette can be ordered with just about everything inside. The French omelette is quite simple by comparison.

Cover Story

Tomer Hanuka’s “A Chorus of Thanks”

At 7 P.M. daily, the silence on the streets of New York City is punctured by whoops, applause, and the occasional cowbell.

The Sporting Scene

Missing Marathon Day in Boston

One of the best races in the world has been postponed for the first time in its hundred-and-twenty-three-year history.

This Week in Fiction

Sarah Shun-lien Bynum on the Relaxing of Boundaries in Fiction

The author discusses “Bedtime Story,” her fiction from this week’s issue of the magazine.


On the U.S.N.S. Comfort, the Fight Changes Constantly

The massive hospital ship, a former oil tanker, was deployed to New York for the first time since 9/11.

Puzzles & Games Dept.

The Weekday Crossword

Game-show host with a star on the Canadian Walk of Fame: six letters.

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The Latest

Nation’s Parents Fear That If Kids Miss Enough School They Will Turn Out Like Betsy DeVos

Parents panicked at the prospect of their school-deprived children becoming as ignorant as the nation’s Education Secretary.

10:47 A.M.

Daily Cartoon: Monday, April 20th

“I’m not the one who threw out everything that didn’t spark joy, Robert. Enjoy spending the next few months rolling and unrolling your seven T-shirts.”

9:24 A.M.

How to Meal-Prep for Self-Quarantine

Make a giant bowl of chili, replacing table salt with your anxiety tears, and more.

April 19, 2020

Sunday Reading: Annals of Infamy

From The New Yorker’s archive: stories of criminals, villains, and foul play.

April 19, 2020

Love Poems for Anxious People

hg0088“Here Comes Someone Whose Name I Should Know,” “Our Weekend Without the Kids,” and more.

April 18, 2020
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From This Week’s Issue
Tables for Two

A Chinese Chef’s Tasting-Menu Deliveries, with a Side of Instagram Live

With his “crisis delivery pop-up,” the chef Lucas Sin, who grew up in Hong Kong, offers three-course dinners that diners can heat up at home.


The War on Coffee

The history of caffeine and capitalism can get surprisingly heated.


“Bedtime Story”

Fiction by Sarah Shun-lien Bynum: “To his surprise, she did not share an upsetting story straightaway, as white girls who liked him were in the habit of doing.”


Brittany Howard’s Transformation

On her way to becoming a solo artist, the lead singer of Alabama Shakes experimented with genre and figured out living without shame.


hg0088Texting for Help During the Coronavirus Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting isolation have spiked anxiety, stress, and grief—and a text-based crisis hotline has strategies to help people cope.

Daily Cartoons


The Coronavirus and Climate Change, the Great Crises of Our Time

hg0088We face two crises of the natural world: a novel virus causing a sudden pandemic, and the ongoing climate emergency. What can one teach us about the other?

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