In times of crisis, grave concerns tend to intersect with more mundane ones. The coronavirus pandemic has created a series of global shockwaves, from unprecedented strain on the healthcare system to economic instability, exacerbated inequality, and xenophobia. Some of us, due to health vulnerabilities, economic precarity, or housing instability, are more severely affected than others.
But between grim news reports, and moments of collective solidarity, it’s normal for our thoughts to return to more personal concerns: Did my roommate really just leave his dishes in the sink again? What’s the deal with Tiger King? And, a topic on my mind: is it possible to have a socially distant hot girl summer?