Are novelists already writing about the Covid era? An author investigates

Are novelists already writing about the Covid era? An author investigates

People wear face mask in New York, Feb. 25, 2021. John Smith/VIEWpress via Getty Images The novelist Julia Dahl asked fellow writers how they are taking on, or steering clear of, the coronavirus.  “We need to chronicle this,” said Jodi Picoult, who has multiple projects related to Covid.  Others said they weren’t ready to process…

The Paris Agreement Is Already Outdated

The Paris Agreement Is Already Outdated

The Paris Agreement is a paradox. On the one hand, it provides an essential, shared framework for the nations of the world to tackle the climate crisis. On the other, as those who follow climate politics closely have long known, it has almost no power to ensure the commitments made under it are anything other…

‘WandaVision’ Just Retconned the MCU in a Really Big Way

‘WandaVision’ Just Retconned the MCU in a Really Big Way

(We’ve got major spoilers below for the eighth episode of the Marvel series “WandaVision,” “Previously On”) We’re very close to the end of “WandaVision” now, and the first Marvel series on Disney+ just keeps on with its big reveals. We got a few of those this week — perhaps the biggest of which came from…

My Version of Meal Prep is Making Big-Batch Martinis

My Version of Meal Prep is Making Big-Batch Martinis

Making cocktails at home is kind of like cooking risotto. Sure, you can do it every day, but there are probably 10 people on earth for whom that would be practical, let alone desirable. Put another way: Making cocktails is a hassle. Yes, I wrote a whole entire book that teaches people how to make…

The Joy of Condensed Matter

The Joy of Condensed Matter

Everyone seems to be talking about the problems with physics: Peter Woit’s book Not Even Wrong, Lee Smolin’s The Trouble With Physics, and Sabine Hossenfelder’s Lost in Math leap to mind, and they have started a wider conversation. But is all of physics really in trouble, or just some of it? If you actually read…

The Andrew Cuomo Show Has Lost the Plot

The Andrew Cuomo Show Has Lost the Plot

Halfway through a recent New York Times story about Governor Andrew Cuomo’s long (but perhaps not widely known) history of governance-by-bullying, an ally tried to defend his signature political style. He didn’t say that Cuomo’s behavior was ethical, or reasonable, or even responsible. He just said that people liked it. The governor’s pugilistic personality is…

10 Best Fish Oil Supplements for Sale

10 Best Fish Oil Supplements for Sale

This site contains affiliate links to products. We may receive a commission for purchases made through these links.Omega-3s are an important part of overall health and bodily function. These fatty acids are commonly found in fish and other sea creatures, but they’re also found in certain vegetables and oils. Many people get their Omega-3s via…

Report calls for revamped cost-conscious vision for Mars exploration

Report calls for revamped cost-conscious vision for Mars exploration

With NASA’s Mars Perseverance rover ready to begin its multiyear mission to collect rocks and soil for future retrieval, planetary scientists are concerned other Mars research goals could suffer during the decade-long wait for those samples to complete their three-legged relay back to Earth. With those worries in mind, NASA’s planetary science division chartered the…