Headlines edition

Tuesday headlines: Traveling together.

Olympic Games organizers meet via teleconference today to discuss the virus’s impact on the 2020 Tokyo Games.

How to play tennis in the time of cholera.

Norway’s leader holds a press conference just for children to reassure them. Also: A nice example of a woman calmly talking her parents through the need to take the virus seriously.

Other messages: Quarantined Italians record messages for "themself from 10 days ago." Interview with a frontline physician. 

The statistical argument that the US should skip "social distancing" and go straight to containment, ala San Francisco. 

Meanwhile, contrarians (in Wyoming) wonder, is America overreacting?

Residents of Venice say their canals are now much clearer (because reduced boat traffic allows sediment to sink.)

As parts of California press pause, homeless mothers "reclaim" vacant houses owned by Caltrans. Camping sites report record numbers.

Amazon to hire 100,000 more workers and give raises to current staff to deal with coronavirus demands.

For a decade, the government systematically took on risk while pumping Wall Street with easy money. Is the bill coming due?

A customer left a $2,500 tip to help a restaurant’s staff in Ohio. A grocery store in Ireland has elderly-only hours.

With movie theaters closing, Hollywood begins streaming new films. See also: A mind-bending optical illusion by magician Jerry Andrus.

If you're fed up with sad, bad news: “Sanctuary: Artist-Gardeners 1919-1939.”

Ultra-realistic 3D renderings of Frank Lloyd Wright's unfinished work, by Spanish architect David Romero.

Related: The beauty of archi/maps.

School administrators and parents are said to be confused by the popularity among teens of "Virginity Rocks" apparel.

Schadenfreude and sadism are “cognitive emotions." They also help explain why so many people like reading gossip online about women.

In a first-of-its-kind survey, prisoners were polled on their politics, which frequently change the longer someone is inside.

It is likely there are now more tigers living captive in the US than there are left in the wild.

The “Fitzgerald rule,” inspired by late-blooming novelist Penelope Fitzgerald, says there’s no age when people get great.

RIP, the fascinating Genesis Breyer P-Orridge, avant garde icon and founding member of cult experimental bands Throbbing Gristle and Psychic TV.

A poem for your Tuesday: “Travelling Together” by W.S. Merwin. Found via pome.