• The History of Loneliness

    by Jill Lepore

    Until a century or so ago, almost no one lived alone; now many endure shutdowns and lockdowns on their own. How did modern life get so lonely?

  • Will Americans Actually Comply With a Long-Term Lockdown?

    Historian Scott Knowles said the response in the U.S.—where both the president and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have advised the entire country against participating in large gatherings—is essentially unprecedented.