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.
Days 43 and 44: May 2 and 3
What we’re reading:
- “The End of Poetry,” a punch in the neck of a poem by current Guggenheim Fellow Ada Limón (bonus – there’s an audio version)
- “Can LGBTQ+ Bars Survive COVID-19?” by Naveen Kumar for Them
- “Are You a Foreign Artist?” by Lori Waxman for Quarantine Times
What we’re listening to:
- Comedian and Chicago native Dwayne Kennedy’s new comedy album, Who the Hell is Dwayne Kennedy?
- a 12-hour loop of the engine noise from Star Trek: The Next Generation’s USS Enterprise NCC-1701-D
Which adoptable animals we’re considering this week, so we can live out that Dr. Doolittle fantasy and annoy our neighbors:
- Cookie and Cream, a pair of senior donkeys
- Ruby, a 40-pound pig
- Kelly Kapowski, a young Dutch mix rabbit
What online livestream events we’re looking forward to: