1. Mapping 2019-nCoV

    An interactive web-based dashboard to track COVID-19 in real-time, courtesy of the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at John Hopkins University.

    Health
  2. Pigeon Presents: Illustrator Mo Willems

    Pigeon Presents is the website of Mo Willems, a best-selling and award-winning author and illustrator. He has gained recognition recently for his “Lunch Doodles” sessions on YouTube, where he (virtually) invites kids — who are currently stuck at home — into his studio to draw with him.

    Art
  3. John J. Lennon — Prison Journalist

    John J. Lennon is currently serving a sentence of 28-years-to-life at Sing Sing prison. He is a contributing editor for Esquire Magazine, a contributing writer for The Marshall Project, and the host for the podcast This is a Collect Call from Sing Sing.

    Authors
  4. Commuting in Corona Times

    Artist Kera Till draws a public transportation map for these strange, uncertain times.

    Art
  5. The Scrappy Picture Schedule Might Save Us — Parenting in a Pandemic

    “And it also helped me, who needed direction to get through the otherwise shapeless day.” Heather Kirn Lanier shares how a picture schedule helped her and her daughter create structure in their day.

    Current Events
  6. Why we’re canceling our trip to Kauai: An exponential essay

    “Each of the paragraphs I’ve written represents three days, and each word represents a person in the United States infected with COVID-19. . . . If I continued to follow the formula of this piece: Paragraph 17 would be 65,536 words long–about the length of my first book.”

    Current Events
  7. Virtual Tea Towel Museum

    Barbara Howard, the curator of the Virtual Tea Towel Museum, has over a thousand tea towels, and every single once comes with a story.

    Commentary
  8. COVID-19 Freelance Artist Resources

    Are you a freelance artist wondering how you’ll pay rent duringa  quarantine? Are you looking for ways to support independent artists during the widespread national shutdowns? Check out this ever-growing collection of resources on everything from disaster preparedness to emergency funding options to the best digital tools for creatives.

    Art
  9. Syria, Nine Grueling Years

    John Wreford remembers the Syrian war which started nine years ago. “I left everything. I gave the keys to the house I had bought to a displaced family and crossed the border into Lebanon and then onto Turkey to start again.”

    History
    Syrian refugee boy Atmeh Camp, Idlib Syria. Photo by John Wreford.
  10. We Can’t Travel, But the World Is Still Ours to Explore

    With the coronavirus pandemic bringing global tourism to an abrupt halt, travel writer Shivya Nath shares her ideas for safe, responsible exploration.

    Current Events