A lot of smartphones are glimpsed throughout the devastating documentary 76 Days—available on VOD on Friday, December 4—but they’re not handled in the normal way. Instead, the phones in this film represent the agency that people lose when they are in the throes of COVID-19. Nurses hold them over a weak patient’s head so they can hear a relative speak, or offer them to the next of kin when a patient passes away, a connection forever broken. … [Read more...] about As pandemic winter approaches, the COVID-19 doc ’76 Days’ is a wake-up call
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Like many people during the pandemic, I have been trying to order less from Amazon, instead getting my books from independent bookstores and ordering supplies from smaller sites. The main downside? Filling out my address, phone number, and credit card details every time I buy from a new site. … [Read more...] about This Stripe-backed startup wants to bring one-click checkout to the rest of the web
If results from 2016 are a clue—results from delivery apps, that is—tonight will be another big night for restaurants that offer delivery. Postmates reported a 20% jump in food delivery on November 8, 2016, compared to the week prior. MarketWatch reported that DoorDash had a 46% increase in pizza orders and a 79% surge in cupcake orders. Different cities had different favorite orders: While New Yorkers ordered chips and salsa, coconut sticky rice, and Greek salad, Chicagoans opted for crab rangoon and chicken tikka masala. (Election night aside, Time also found that the most bipartisan food was spicy salmon rolls.) … [Read more...] about What is America likely to eat on election night?