You should read this for 5/17/2020:
Art and Film
Books, Libraries, Writing, and Language
Vis Stephen’s Lighthouse: Before Amazon, We Had Bookmobiles: 75 Rare Photos Of Libraries-On-Wheels
Coronavirus | Covid-19
The coronavirus slayer! How Kerala’s rock star health minister helped save it from Covid-19 “KK Shailaja has been hailed as the reason a state of 35 million people has only lost four to the virus. Here’s how the former teacher did it.”
n 20 January, KK Shailaja phoned one of her medically trained deputies. She had read online about a dangerous new virus spreading in China. “Will it come to us?” she asked. “Definitely, Madam,” he replied. And so the health minister of the Indian state of Kerala began her preparations.
Mara Gay, writing for The New York Times: ‘I Wish I Could Do Something for You,’My Doctor Said
The second day I was sick, I woke up to what felt like hot tar buried deep in my chest. I could not get a deep breath unless I was on all fours. I’m healthy. I’m a runner. I’m 33 years old. […]
I am one of the lucky ones. I never needed a ventilator. I survived. But 27 days later, I still have lingering pneumonia. I use two inhalers, twice a day. I can’t walk more than a few blocks without stopping.
I want Americans to understand that this virus is making otherwise young, healthy people very, very sick. I want them to know, this is no flu.
Food and Drink
Making Your Own Sour Cream Is Extremely Worthwhile And it’s even easier than making your own ricotta.
History and Archaeology
💩🔥💰 Trumpery 💩🔥💰
Toronto-based artist Micah Adams uses a jeweler’s saw to cut out the embossed animals, figures, and objects from coins of different sizes and denominations. The metal cut-outs are used to create tiny readymades and fun collages. From a growing pile of copper leaves taken from Canadian pennies, to intricate birds and flowers borrowed from foreign currency, each of Micah Adams works are hand cut using the same basic tool.