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Nostalgia Is a False Security Blanket

Revisiting the familiar helped us early in the pandemic, but now we have to look to the future, not the past

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Within the first month of coronavirus lockdowns, I started binge-watching Dawson’s Creek. For some reason, during a time of great uncertainty, letting the dulcet tones of “I Don’t Want to Wait” wash over me became the…




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Allison Hirschlag

Allison Hirschlag

Writer of varying attitudes. Words at WaPo, Scientific American, Cosmo, Audubon, Weather, McSweeneys, Weekly Humorist and elsewhere. Likes laughing. And cheese.

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