Tag: pandemic

  • Killing All The Right People

    Killing All The Right People

    In a 1987 episode of Designing Women, a show about four interior decorators in Atlanta, the titular characters discover a good friend is gay and dying of AIDS. They are naturally distraught, but one of their customers is smug and satisfied. In a diatribe about how AIDS is God’s punishment for homosexuality, the bigoted belle […]

  • In the face of coronavirus, we need a little Blitz Spirit – but not in the way you think

    In the face of coronavirus, we need a little Blitz Spirit – but not in the way you think

    “Well, it’s a national emergency,” I said to my grandmother yesterday as she lamented that she couldn’t find toilet paper (Brits read: loo roll) at the supermarket. “People need to stop hoarding and start realizing that we might have shortages. We might need to ration. America needs a little Blitz Spirit.” For those unfamiliar with […]