• Need Some Fresh Ideas? Family-Friendly Ways To Spend Your Days Inside

    1 month ago - By NPR

    Parents have been circulating ideas for how to keep kids happy - or at least occupied - during this time of social isolation due to COVID-19. Our Arts Desk has some heart-felt suggestions to offer.
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  • What Are the Symbols in 'Parasite' and What Do They Mean?

    What Are the Symbols in 'Parasite' and What Do They Mean?

    1 month ago - By No Film School

    Parasite is an incredibly deep social satire with expertly interwoven symbolism. So, how did director Bong Joon-ho do it?
    As we deal with the rich having access to Covid-19 tests and tweeting out the music and lyrics of John Lennon from their palatial mansions while some of us plot to kill our roommates, I thought it was a great time to revisit Parasite .
    While the news and the insane world seem to have slowed Parasite's press tour, there's no time like the present to dig into this masterpiece and talk about the symbolism at the core of its storytelling.
    Check out the video from Lessons...
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  • Spring Break vs. COVID-19: Mapping the Real Impact of Ignoring Social Distancing

    Spring Break vs. COVID-19: Mapping the Real Impact of Ignoring Social Distancing

    1 month ago - By Open Culture

    Yesterday, the United States surpassed China , becoming the world leader in COVID-19 infections. It's not hard to understand why. Social distancing remains very uneven. Domestic travel continues unchecked. Asymptomatic carriers stay on the move. Starting on the coasts, COVID-19 is now moving inexorably across the nation, coming to a city or town near you.
    If you want to get a glimpse of how COVID-19 can spread, watch this clip from Tectonix GEO. It uses data from anonymized mobile devices to trace the movement of Spring Break partiers who congregated at one single Ft. Lauderdale beach...
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