The coronavirus has transformed nearly every aspect of daily life, but Times journalists are here to keep you informed and connected from home. Below is a selection of our live events this week (all times are Eastern). You can find the full calendar here.
Wednesday at 9 p.m. on Zoom
If Tahani Al-Jamil were in quarantine, we imagine she’d put the time to exhaustively good use: hand-crafting furniture, learning another language, hosting Zoom fêtes with her dear friends Bey and Jay and churning out hundreds of canapés for one, all in a stunning gown.
Jameela Jamil, the woman who portrayed our favorite name-dropping socialite-turned-architect on the dearly departed afterlife comedy “The Good Place,” has taken a slightly different approach. Yes, the actress, mental health advocate and founder of the “radical inclusivity” initiative I Weigh managed to start a successful new podcast while social distancing. But she did it in a T-shirt and sweats.
Jamil joins Veronica Chambers, award-winning author and senior editor for Special Projects at The New York Times, for this week’s Moment of Calm. They’ll talk about practices for self-care and ways to unwind and find joy, even when everything seems terrible. You can R.S.V.P. for the event here.
Here’s what else is happening this week.
Monday 1 p.m. on Zoom
Amid all the predictions and prognosticating about Covid-19, one thing is clear: The challenges of living with the coronavirus are going to be with us for a while. Shan Soe-Lin, a lecturer at the Jackson Institute for Global Affairs at Yale University and a global health specialist advising several communities on how to safely reopen, joins Tara Parker-Pope, founding editor of Well, to talk about what a new normal might look like and how to stay safe without sacrificing quality of life.
R.S.V.P. for this event.
Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. on Chorus Call
Mary Kay Henry, the international president of the Service Employees International Union, represents almost 1.9 million workers — many of whom work in health care, public service and property service and have found themselves at the forefront of the coronavirus pandemic. She talks to David Gelles, The Times’s Corner Office columnist, about the unprecedented professional, economic and mental health challenges these workers face and how she’s working to keep them safe.
R.S.V.P. for this event.
Tuesday at 4 p.m. on Zoom
This year marks the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment, which established American women’s right to vote. In our new event series, “Unfinished Work,” we’ll be examining the road to the 19th, the women who made it happen and the ongoing battle to make the Constitution’s promise of equal rights a reality for all Americans.
Jennifer Schuessler, a culture reporter at The Times, hosts this round-table discussion featuring Valerie Jarrett, board chair of When We All Vote and co-chair of the United State Of Women; Martha S. Jones, Society of Black Alumni presidential professor and professor of history at the Johns Hopkins University; Kate Clarke Lemay, historian at the National Portrait Gallery of the Smithsonian Institution; and Susan Ware, honorary women’s suffrage centennial historian at the Radcliffe Institute’s Schlesinger Library at Harvard University.
Thursday at 11 a.m. on Zoom
This month has seen the fall of several retail giants, including J. Crew, Neiman Marcus and J.C. Penney — all of which filed for bankruptcy protection in the last few weeks. Who will be next? And what will the already troubled retail landscape look like in a post-coronavirus world? Join Andrew Ross Sorkin, DealBook founder; Jason Karaian, DealBook editor; Sapna Maheshwari, The Times’s retail reporter; and Michael de la Merced, a DealBook reporter covering Wall Street and finance, as they answer these questions and more.
Thursday at 12:30 p.m. on Zoom
The lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer are usually a time to relax somewhere green with the sun overhead and a deliciously engrossing book in your hand. But when just stepping outside is a luxury, and summer doesn’t really feel like summer, what does that mean for summer reading? Join us for this special two-part event. In part one, Pamela Paul, editor of The New York Times Book Review, and the best-selling author Ann Patchett celebrate the great stories that get us through unsettling times. And in part two, John Williams, daily Books editor at The Times, sits down (virtually) with Lisa Lucas, executive director of the National Book Foundation, and Parul Sehgal, a book critic at The Times, to go through their summer reading lists.
Thursday at 6 p.m. on YouTube
Bust out your spiffiest sweatpants, make yourself a beverage and join Yewande Komolafe, a frequent contributor to NYT Cooking, and Sam Sifton, an assistant managing editor of The Times, for some cocktails and conversation. Komolafe, the author of our 10 Essential Nigerian Recipes, will share her tips for cooking in quarantine, the comfort foods and creative pantry substitutions that are getting her through, how she develops new recipes and more.
Thursday at 6 p.m. on Instagram
(Note: This event was postponed from the previous week.)
Alanis Morrisette, the Canadian singer and poster child for righteous rage, is here to tell us that, no matter how grim or rage-inducing things may seem, everything’s gonna be fine, fine, fine. Join her live for a guided meditation and unironic tips for self-care.
In Case You Missed It
And Leif Reigstad, associate editor at Texas Monthly, joined our “This is Good” cohort — led by Jason Stallman, a longtime Times editor — to talk about this 2019 profile of Joe Exotic, well before he became Netflix’s “Tiger King.”