Headlines Edition

Saturday headlines: Reassaurance is lit.

China’s cases of Covid-19 are finally declining, which suggests the virus may have peaked there (for now).

An editor at CNBC Business News suggests giving every American the coronavirus—meaning about 11 million deaths—to calm the markets.

What the fight against Ebola can teach us about beating Covid-19. And how to tell if you have the flu, the coronavirus, or something else.”

If you’re staying in, pandemic fiction is actually pretty comforting.

You know what’s also good if you’re at home? The 2020 edition of the Tournament of Books has just begun!

The flip side of quarantine’s threat is technology’s promise—"we have been preparing for the end of in-person work for some time."

in LA’s typically vibrant Chinatown, visitors have vanished, and officials decry anti-Asian bigotry and misinformation. 

An Australian newspaper prints blank pages (to be used in the bathroom) after coronavirus fears prompt a run on toilet paper.

See also: “How Working-Class Life Is Killing Americans, in Charts.”

A run-down of potential responses and outcomes from the Louisiana abortion case facing the Supreme Court.

TIME designs 100 new covers to make up for all of the years that women were overlooked.

Technological advances and growing research have paved the way for the current revolution in sports bras.

A woman lovingly cared for a succulent for two years before realizing it’s fake.

Hermés handbag values grew 13% in 2019, outpacing investments like art, stamps, and wine.

Your weekly white paper: The majority of popular movies from 2008-2017, including films for kids, have at least one torture scene.

A trove of handmade movie poster art is found in Ōme, a small town on the outskirts of Tokyo.

The city of Osaka unveils a "book forest" for children, i.e., a library filled with outward-facing books.

“Reassurance lit” is the genre that trumpets the humanities as an enterprise… to people who work in the humanities.

At Matthew Marks, a new show emphasizes the impermanent existence of things in the world and on the internet.

An ambitious home concept in Cape Cod buries a luxury house inside sand dunes.

Ode to a large bunch of purple balloons stuck in a tree in Manhattan.

A dog’s way of being in the world is marked by a spontaneity, a directness of response. Why can't we be more like them?