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In New York, a Construction Company Creates a Blueprint for Reopening
Now that building has restarted, businesses are discovering that what they do is almost entirely up to them.
By Elizabeth BarberMay 29, 2020
On Religion
Will the Coronavirus Be the End of the Communion Cup?
Technically, Catholic churches do not need to offer their congregants consecrated wine, but the practice of sharing it is considered a “more perfect form of participation.”
By Elizabeth BarberMay 24, 2020
On Religion
The Plight of a Hospital Chaplain During the Coronavirus Pandemic
How do you comfort the suffering when you’re not allowed in the room?
By Elizabeth BarberApril 14, 2020
Personal History
Keeping Calm in Guilderland, New York, in the Time of the Coronavirus
My dad is the supervisor of the town—in New York State, cities have mayors, and towns have “supervisors”—and he has spent the past month mitigating the anxieties of thirty-six thousand people.
By Elizabeth BarberMarch 31, 2020
New Cold War Dept.March 9, 2020 Issue
A “Swan Lake” Star Drinks Hot Water in Sinatra’s Old Haunt
As Vladimir Putin continues to meddle in our elections, the Russian ballerina Irina Kolesnikova and her former-commando husband reflect on Odette, Odile, and the new Cold War.
By Elizabeth BarberMarch 2, 2020
On Religion
A Nun’s Journey in the Amazon
How do you make a difference in a struggle that may never end?
By Elizabeth BarberFebruary 17, 2020
Dept. of Bad BoysJanuary 20, 2020 Issue
Penn Badgley Gets Away with Murder
Following the release of Season 2 of “You,” the actor, who practices the Baha’i faith, was dismayed that fans find his homicidal heartthrob character adorable.
By Elizabeth BarberJanuary 13, 2020
Protégé Dept.July 22, 2019 Issue
Dancing a Memoir at Alvin Ailey
The choreographer Troy Powell tells his life story—with pint-sized doppelgängers—in “Testimony.”
By Elizabeth BarberJuly 15, 2019
The Profound Hope of the “Bachelor” Promo in Which the Bachelor Escapes
Watching Colton Underwood hurl himself over a fence, inexplicably, Monday after Monday, has brought on a rare feeling.
By Elizabeth BarberMarch 1, 2019
Shutdown NotesFebruary 4, 2019 Issue
Food Banks and Side Gigs at J.F.K.
T.S.A. workers, who went without pay during the shutdown, set up a food pantry in a parking lot.
By Elizabeth BarberJanuary 28, 2019
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