Reporter R.E. Porter is typically tasked with analyzing health and science issues, reporting on leaked government documents or interviewing world leaders. But this week we thought we d give him a break by assigning him a totally different type of story. To get some different perspectives on these tough times we re currenting experiencing, we thought it would be enlightening if reporter R.E. Porter and cameraman Cam Raman sat down for an exclusive interview with Zorbulus Nebuloid (Anglicized from ), a Reptilian from the Planet :O: - (not translatable). With our Earth centric perspective, it s simply impossible to make sense of everything about our absurd new coronavirus reality, so we hope that Zorbulus unique experiences as an extraterrestrial can bring us all some much needed guidance and wisdom that can t be found anywhere else.
Although no crisis can be reduced exclusively to an economic or financial dimension or causation, this particular one derives from the pandemic spread of virus with devastating human and social effects. If we want to learn something from this world crisis, we need to try to understand it taking into consideration various simultaneous perspectives (health, social, humanitarian and environmental, among others), with a long term historical outlook (to better help us to find a way out and avoid its recurrence) and a global viewpoint.Washington City Paper with COVID 19 Coronavirus Headline on a bench at the Virginia Square Metro station Photo credit Flickr dmbosstone (CC BY NC ND 2.0)
Banned Books Week is an annual campaign in which libraries, schools, bookstores and other institutions rally to show their support for books that have been censored and banned for often irrational reasons. There seems to be a very clear understanding that banning books tends to do more harm than good. Almost all the classics have been subject to censorship, even the greatest of the Great American Reads.