Links in the Time of Coronavirus, Vol. 26: April 16–May 15, 2022

Politics and Economics

Josh Gerstein and Alexander Ward, “Supreme Court has Voted to Overturn Abortion Rights, Draft Opinion Shows.”

Roxane Gay, “It’s Time to Rage.”

Matt Gertz, “With Attack on Twitter, the Right Shows It Has Institutionalized Trump’s Corrupt Use of Government Power.”

Anthony Cuthbertson, “NFT Sales Plummet 92% as Market ‘Collapses.'”

David Yaffe-Bellany, Erin Griffith, and Ephrat Livni, “Cryptocurrencies Melt Down in a ‘Perfect Storm’ of Fear and Panic.”

Eric Budish, “The Economic Limits of Bitcoin and Blockchain.”

Nuclear and Environmental

Chris Cameron, “Climate Activist Dies after Setting Himself on Fire at Supreme Court.”

Abrahm Lustgartn, “The Great Climate Migration.”

Jason Samenow, “Texas Toast: Heat Crushed Records Saturday and Will Swell Northward.”


Jeremy White, Amy Harmon, Danielle Ivory, Lauren Leatherby, Albert Sun, and Sarah Almukhtar, “How America Lost One Million People.”

Apoorva Mandavilli, “The Coronavirus Has Infected More Than Half of Americans, the CDC Reports.”

Zeynep Tufekci, “Did Faulty Assumptions Dash Parents’ Hope for an Under-5 Vaccine?”


David Patrikarakos, “Inside the Battle on the Eastern Front.”

Science and Technology

Rosemary Scott, “Researchers Pinpoint Important Biomarker for SIDS.”

Alanna Mitchell, “Get Ready for the New, Improved Second.”

Leslie Kean and Ralph Blumenthal, “House Panel to Hold Public Hearing on Unexplained Aerial Sightings.”

Dennis Overbye, “The Milky Way’s Black Hole Comes to Light.”


Kat Tenbarge, David Ingram, and Ben Goggin, “Under Musk, Some Fear Twitter’s Moderation Progress Could Unravel.”

Michael Levenson, “Goodwill Sold a Bust for $34.99. It’s an Ancient Roman Relic.”

Theory and Criticism

Robert T. Tally Jr., For a Ruthless Critique of All That Exists.

Rafael Walker, “Who Gets to Write about Whom?”

Literature and Culture

Daniel Victor, “Her Novel Was Pulled for Plagiarism. Her Explanation Was, Too.”

Mitch R. Murray, “All Auto All the Time: Artwork, Art Work, and the University.”

Jonathan Lethem, “My Year of Reading Lemmishly.”

Maddie Crum, “A Monolith of Whiteness: On Sarah Manguso’s Very Cold People.”

Nicole Rudick, “Samuel R. Delany Reading in His Library.”

Johanna Winant, “‘Knowingness as an Obstacle to Love’: A Conversation with Emily Ogden.”

Jason Farago, “A Messy Table, a Map of the World.”

Mari N. Crabtree, “When Academic Life Is a Horror Show.”

Adam Bradley, “A New Class of Campus Satire.”

Fiction and Creative Writing

David Hering, “The Crying Suite.”

Tom Bartlett, “UNLV Sold a Beloved Literary Magazine to a Mysterious Media Company. Why?”

Video Games

Steffan Powell, “War Games: The Military’s Deep Affinity with Gaming.”


Tania Ganguli and Scott Cacciola, “The Nets and the Lakers Did Not Win. But Superteams Never Die.”

Humanities and Higher Education

Anemona Hartocollis, “The Major Findings of Harvard’s Report on Its Ties to Slavery.”

Katherine Mangan, “‘Disturbing and Even Shocking’: Harvard to Spend $100 Million to Atone for ‘Immoral’ Ties to Slavery.”

Jonathan Malesic, “My College Students Are Not OK.”

Beckie Supiano, “The Unintended Consequences of ‘Ungrading.'”

Benjamin Schreier, “No More Letters of Recommendation!”

“How to Solve the Student-Disengagement Crisis.”

Cory Turner, “Student Loan Borrowers Will Get Help after an NPR Report and Years of Complaints.”


“Hartwick College Names Darren Reisberg as President-Elect.”

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