Ebola and the fiction of quarantine

Amid heated debate, the Ebola virus came to the United States on Sat­urday, August 2, 2014, aboard a Gulf­stream jet char­tered by the Cen­ters for Dis­ease Con­trol and Pre­ven­tion. The […]

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Nobody said that then! (Continued)

After com­plaining recently about lan­guage anachro­nisms in Showtime’s (oth­er­wise excel­lent) “Mas­ters of Sex,” I lamented thusly: “There are no pro­duc­tion designers for lan­guage, but there ought to be.” I’ve since learned […]

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Captured in Watertown

Like most everyone else in Water­town, Jen­nifer Rivera, a twenty-​​​​eight-​​​​year-​​​​old accoun­tant and vol­un­teer E.M.T., felt a mix­ture of relief and appre­hen­sion on Friday when, at around 6P.M., Mass­a­chu­setts Gov­ernor Deval […]

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