Coronavirus and the Glimmering Light

In 1578, while jailed in a Carmelite monastery for his attempts at reforming the order, Saint John of the Cross penned his famous poem, Dark Night of the Soul. He was living in a cell measuring barely ten by six feet, without a lamp or a change of clothes, dragged out weekly for public lashings.

Countdown to Zero by Marisa Handler

Marisa Handler, a native Capetonian, reflects on the water crisis in Capetown, which is on the verge of becoming the first major city to exhaust its water supply: "it’s a dire parable about the convergence of climate change, inept governance, and collective denial."