At 5 PM Saturday, March 21, Governor J.B. Pritzker’s COVID-19 Executive Order No. 8, aka the Stay at Home order, took effect. Here’s a daily-ish journal of how Reader staff, our friends, family—and our pets—are spending our time.
Day 41: April 30
What we’re reading:
- “Remembering when Andy Warhol interviewed Alfred Hitchcock, 1974” (Far Out)
- “Chomsky: COVID-19 Has Exposed the US Under Trump as a “Failed State,” by C.J. Polychroniou (Truthout)
- “Work Doesn’t Always Look Like Work: In Defense of Radical Laziness During COVID-19,” by Ben de la Cour (Pop Matters)
What we’re watching:
- Bad Seed Tee Vee (Nick Cave and Co.’s 24/7 stream of rare footage)
- Rhiannon Giddens and Francesco Turrisi livestream (Other Voices)
Where we’re planning our online shopping:
- Bandcamp. The platform is donating its share of revenue to artists this Friday (We recommend these albums and many more!).
What super powers we’re developing:
- The ability to accurately guess the time insomnia hits in the middle of the night within a 15-minute interval
- The ability to make an entire pot of coffee disappear!
- The ability to effectively communicate with animals and plants, or at least have a one-sided conversation
- Mental telepathy (beats the hell out of Zoom!)