In These Distressing Times…
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In These Distressing Times…

In January 2020, during the early planning of our Special Spring Print Issue, where this editorial also appears, we could hardly imagine that our work, our daily lives, the world as we know it, would be upended by a global pandemic. But here we are. The sealing of borders, the closing of restaurants, bars, and theatres, and the shuttering of manufacturing plants and schools, has been devastating, both economically and psychologically. No work, no school, no eating out, no live theatre or sports, no live audiences on late-night TV shows.…

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Tangueando in Covid Time

Tangueando in Covid Time

In 2004, Antonio Iantorno stood on Viale Monza in Milano, handing out homemade flyers. Greeting strangers with a smile, he…

Antonietta’s Garden

Antonietta’s Garden

During this extraordinary and unsettling time, I have found my mind wandering to the rituals and activities that give me…

The Importance of Community During the Pandemic

The Importance of Community During the Pandemic

Somehow 2020 is flying by, despite all of the waiting. Time feels broken. Long have we been twiddling our thumbs,…

Tree of Life

Tree of Life

SAPLING Sunday mornings, Mom attends mass at St. Ambrose Church while Dad takes me to High Park where I play…

The Anthropology of Fire

The Anthropology of Fire

“Since the house is on fire, let us warm ourselves.” (Italian proverb)   Monday, 9 a.m. Not writing. Dim, dreary…

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