Road to Recovery

            (Duong Thuy Nguyen for The Washington Post)
            (Duong Thuy Nguyen for The Washington Post)
            • Perspective

            Shakespeare wrote ‘King Lear’ during a plague. What great work will emerge from this pandemic?

            In perilous times, we hunger with a special zeal for creations by artists who can capture the experience for us.

            Note to readers

            The Road to Recovery is a new Washington Post section highlighting attempts to rebuild the nation’s economy, its communities and its spirit in the midst of the covid-19 pandemic.
            The Latest
            James “Tank” Espalin accepted a scholarship offer to play baseball at USC in eighth grade. He's now at Indiana thanks to the coronavirus pandemic.
            • 6 days ago
            Only a handful of venues have announced reopenings — with limited runs, limited casts and socially distanced audiences.
            With few guests and fewer staff, a grim future takes shape for America's luxury hotels
            Whether it’s a yearning for nostalgia or simply a desire to get kids to put down their tablets, parents are reaching for old favorites like Tonka, Hot Wheels and Play-Doh.
            Chief Executive Barry Biffle said low fares and a focus on leisure travel leave the airline well positioned to survive.
            With travel and dining out on hold, people are using their discretionary spending funds to make their life at home more palatable.
            The pandemic has driven a surge in the purchase of herbs and spices, and plastic container manufacturers can’t keep up.
            Readers rushed to the aid of the iconic bookseller after its owner called on them to #savethestrand.
            After Connecticut high school football was postponed until the spring, parents and kids formed their own independent leagues with many of the same players and coaches from their school teams.
            • Opinion
            The pandemic has exacerbated the cruel inequities of the U.S. economy.
            • Opinion
            Will we come out stronger because of it?
            • Opinion
            Even before the pandemic exposed deep disparities, the gender wage gap persisted at every level of income and education.
            • Oct 8
            • Opinion
            By the time it is safe again, many Americans may have lost the habit of going to the movies.
            • Opinion
            Obviously, repeated nagging to “Be grateful!” will not prompt feelings of gratitude. Creating new family rituals makes a better strategy.
            • Sep 22
            • Opinion
            The loss of small businesses will have a negative long-term effect on the country unless we act soon.
            • Sep 17
            • Opinion
            Neither we, nor our companies, have changed nearly as much as we think.
            • Opinion
            Fiddling around the margins or kicking problems down the road would exacerbate risks to the economy, to millions of Americans and to struggling businesses.
            • Sep 10
            • Opinion
            My short-, medium- and long-term worries about the roaring housing market.
            Whether you decide to venture into a theater may depend on what you think movies are.
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            • Sep 15