Tuesday, May 24, 2022
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Brave New World Under The Shadow Of The Pandemic

In this anniversary and year-end issue combined, Outlook looks at a range of stories of hope, despair and redemption. We delve into this apocalyptic version of the new world.

Brave New World Under The Shadow Of The Pandemic
Brave New World Under The Shadow Of The Pandemic Photograph: Chinki Sinha

By the time the apocalypse began, the world had already
ended. It ended every day for a century or two. It ended, and another ending
world spun in its place. It ended, and we woke up and ordered Greek coffees,
drew the hot liquid through our teeth, as everywhere, the apocalypse rumbled,
the apocalypse remembered, our dear, beloved apocalypse—it drifted
slowly from the trees all around us, so loud we stopped hearing it.

—Franny Choi in The World Keeps Ending, and the World Goes On

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