Genie Chance and the Great Alaska Earthquake

Jon Mooallem contributed reporting and Jan Blankenship contributed recordings. Some archival recordings are also courtesy of the Genie Chance papers, Archives and Special Collections, Consortium Library, University of Alaska Anchorage. “The Daily” is made by Theo Balcomb, Andy Mills, Lisa Tobin, Rachel Quester, Lynsea Garrison, Annie Brown, Clare Toeniskoetter, Paige …

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Biden-Warren: Really? – The New York Times

Want to get The Morning by email? Here’s the sign-up. Good morning. The University of California is dropping the SAT. China is cracking down on Hong Kong. And Joe Biden is considering Elizabeth Warren for V.P. despite their differences. There is a long history of bad feelings between Joe Biden’s …

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Opinion | China Doesn’t Just Want to Control Hong Kong

HONG KONG — Beijing says it wants to safeguard “one country, two systems,” the principle that supposedly guarantees Hong Kong’s semiautonomy from the mainland. In reality it is weaponizing the policy to crush the city’s freedoms. This sinister move caps several weeks of mounting acts of repression in Hong Kong, …

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The Pandemic Ad Salutes You

There’s something about the coronavirus that has alienated us from the visual cues of disaster. Locked inside under stay-at-home orders, a pandemic appears oddly routine. It looks like the inside of the refrigerator and the menu of the Roku. Bingeing some reality show from my couch, I begin to forget …

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Opinion | Art Is How We Justify Our Existence

This is the essay is part of The Big Ideas, a special section of The Times’s philosophy series, The Stone, in which more than a dozen artists, writers and thinkers answer the question, “Why does art matter?” The entire series can be found here. When I agreed to write this …

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