Plus: America’s coming coronavirus mental-health crisis, Ramadan under lockdown, truly innovative films unlike anything you’ve seen before, and more
TheAtlantic: WeeklyThursday May 28, 2020
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Grappling With a Terrible Milestone: One Hundred Thousand Dead

To mourn in a moment of collective trauma is to experience not one but multiple layers of loss.

Meghan O'Rourke

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America’s Patchwork Pandemic Is Fraying Even Further

The coronavirus is coursing through different parts of the U.S. in different ways, making the crisis harder to predict, control, or understand.

Ed Yong

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‘How Could the CDC Make That Mistake?’

The government’s disease-fighting agency is conflating viral and antibody tests, compromising a few crucial metrics that governors depend on to reopen their economies.

Alexis C. Madrigal and Robinson Meyer

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The End of Hong Kong

China has moved to take away the city’s autonomy, one of several aggressive actions by Beijing across the region.

Timothy McLaughlin

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Is Everyone Depressed?

Suddenly, many people meet the criteria for clinical depression. Doctors are scrambling to determine who needs urgent intervention, and who is simply the new normal.

James Hamblin

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30 Movies That Are Unlike Anything You’ve Seen Before

These films, each unforgettable in its own way, are essential viewing.

David Sims

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25 Half-Hour Shows to Watch Now

Our picks for immersive, escapist, or nostalgic reading—wherever you are

Sophie Gilbert

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Why Birds Do What They Do

The more humans understand about their behavior, the more inaccessible their world seems.

Jenny Odell

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Celebrating Ramadan Before the Pandemic

What Muslims were not be able to experience under lockdown this year.

Arsh Raziuddin and Nesima Aberra

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Your Socially Distanced Summer-Reading List

Twenty titles for all your warm-weather moods: Your weekly guide to the best in books

Rosa Inocencio Smith

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Introducing Our Sunday Crossword

We’re expanding our puzzles to the weekend, and launching a new feature so that you can play with friends.

Caleb Madison

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My Boyfriend Had an Affair and Now We’re Stuck at Home Together

Our latest Dear Therapist

Lori Gottlieb

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A poem for Sunday

Lindsay Turner

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