Yellow Canary Land 🐤 readers reflect on the year since the pandemic was declared.

This Pandemic Papers, by M Eifler, an experimental archive of feeling in context, all painted on Sunday editions of the SF Chronicle.


How can communities grieve in a time of social distancing?

Candle and flowers on the ground in a public street as people walk by and one person stands by them
Candle and flowers on the ground in a public street as people walk by and one person stands by them
Image CC-BY Chris Candid


The desert teaches respect for nature. So does COVID-19.

Eureka Dunes in Death Valley. Photo by the author.


A picture of a black and white cow in a field
A picture of a black and white cow in a field
Doldrums, CC-BY Rachel Kramer


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Painting by Michel Serre during the Great Plague of Marseille, 1720–1721.


How video chat entered the uncanny valley of sociality in the pandemic

Photo: Fiordaliso/Getty Images


Or, why the social internet has become our best third place option during the pandemic

A circle of seven people sit in meditation in Regents Park, London.
A circle of seven people sit in meditation in Regents Park, London.
A group meditation in Regents Park, London. Image CC BY-ND Mick Baker


Street art saying “the revolution will not be tweeted” with a Twitter bird with a line through it
Street art saying “the revolution will not be tweeted” with a Twitter bird with a line through it
Image CC-BY Gigi Ibrahim


How Trauma-Informed Journalism Can Help Us Navigate These Times

Yellow flowers arranged on the grass in the shape of a heart
Yellow flowers arranged on the grass in the shape of a heart
Image CC-BY Steven Diaz


Three Reasons for Optimism and Three Reasons for Pessimism

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