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Tourism, a global economic force, is beaten down by COVID-19

Tourism, a critical segment of the global economy, accounts for 10 percent of economic activity worldwide, and provides 330 million jobs. That’s at least 15 percent of all the jobs in more than ...

Sex Panic in America (review)

“What We Don’t Talk About When We Talk About #MeToo: Essays on Sex, Authority & the Mess of Life”By JoAnn WypijewskiVerso Books, 2020; 320 pages ISBN: ...

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We're now at the end of our second week of crisis-style coverage of the coronavirus pandemic. We've been covering stories expediently, delving deep into local ...

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Lithuania is surviving COVID-19 — in style

As of May 2020, the Baltic nation of Lithuania has 2.9 million citizens, less than 1,500 coronavirus cases, around 50 deaths — and an excess ...

Libraries are in demand as the pandemic spreads — but are they prepared?

Public libraries are community institutions essential to the free flow of information in American society — and they were shuttered abruptly at the beginning of ...

Food insecurity is America’s next big pandemic problem

The complex supply chains of our food system have been deeply impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Farmers and consumers alike have been caught off-guard by ...

Coronavirus briefs: Native Americans respond to the pandemic

Thanks to the confluence of culture, politics and history, the indigenous peoples of North America are uniquely vulnerable to the coronavirus pandemic. And, they are ...

Can the pandemic’s pollution plunge spur a smog solution?

From Manila to New Delhi to Los Angeles, residents are feeling some ironically positive effects from weeks of sharply reduced vehicle traffic due to coronavirus ...

Africans are fleeing racism in China

Thousands of African migrants living in Guangzhou in southern China are being targeted by racist attacks and policies. The problem has become so bad that ...