Pinot Noir and dignity needs

April 9, 2021

In a memorable scene from the 2004 movie Sideways, one of the main characters describes his love for Pinot Noir, emphasizing its delicacy as a […]

Handwashing without WASH and lockdowns without toilets: critical contradictions amid COVID-19

March 22, 2021

When COVID-19 became a global pandemic, frequent handwashing, lockdowns, and social distancing were quickly prescribed to control spread and limit new infections. Among these measures, […]

Their deaths shame us all: neoliberalism, COVID-19, and the banality of evil

March 16, 2021

In late March 2020, as the potential scale of the COVID-19 epidemic became clear, a televised conversation unfolded between Fox News host Tucker Carlson and […]

Mapping multiple crises through the geographic information system

January 28, 2021

It has been a year since the World Health Organization declared the coronavirus outbreak a public health emergency in January 2020. (It was declared a […]

Overcoming metropolitan bias: prospects for a new urban paradigm

December 10, 2020

The year 2020 has brought unrelenting crises: a raging COVID-19 pandemic, a worsening climate emergency, and a media environment that dangerously amplifies our differences. In […]

Being-for-others and integral human development

November 12, 2020

“Hell is—other people!” Thus, Jean-Paul Sartre dramatically summarizes the predicament of those condemned in the afterlife through one character in his play, No Exit. No […]

A kairos moment: Prophecy and hope in the time of COVID-19

October 2, 2020

On March 30, as the full reality of COVID-19 was only beginning to dawn on most of us, UN Secretary-General António Guterres noted the “disruption” […]

A matter of urgency

August 18, 2020

Concern about slowed mail delivery from the US Postal Service—and the impact it may have on November’s election, when the pandemic is expected to lead […]