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Prior to the pandemic, Broadway was booming. But curtains haven’t risen since March, with deep personal and financial impacts. By one count, Broadway is directly responsible for nearly 100,000 jobs in New York City alone and, as a leading attraction…
In a year of isolation and pain, book sales are up as many turn to reading for a distraction, understanding and pleasure. Jeffrey Brown talks to two booksellers for our look at the year in books.
Face masks have become part of our daily lives in a way few would have anticipated only months ago. Yet the coronavirus pandemic is not the first American crisis in which face coverings have played a central role. The Smithsonian…
It has been two weeks since the federal government’s previous coronavirus relief package expired, and Democrats and Republicans appear no closer to a new deal. That means $600 less per week in unemployment benefits for many Americans, and millions of…
The pair of explosions that ripped through Lebanon’s capital city early Tuesday evening left at least 154 people dead and more than 5,000 were injured. An estimated 300,000 Beirutis were left homeless overnight and around 500 remain missing.
“As a wedding photographer, I was like ‘let's encourage people to have weddings’ because I wanted to go back to work. And now, after actually going to a wedding, I am in a different head space ... things are not…
In the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, millions of Americans are relying on mail carriers and delivery workers for essential supplies. The workload for many of these employees has increased significantly with so many consumers ordering from home. Stress and…
During this difficult period, some of the millions of Americans stuck at home have turned to new hobbies and do-it-yourself projects to pass the time and redirect their energy. But while such accomplishments can be fulfilling, experts say it's also…
With COVID-19 cases in the U.S. still rising, many experts say the next phase in the pandemic response will require aggressive contact tracing. The technique has been used extensively in prior disease outbreaks elsewhere, but the U.S. currently lacks a…
Across the U.S., expectant parents and those who have recently given birth are confronting an unanticipated layer of stress due to coronavirus. Health care providers have had to rethink how best to offer prenatal care at a time people are…
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