THE WAY WE WORK NOW

Librarian networks are trying to get books in the hands of people locked away in prisons and jails

The Way We Work Now is a series chronicling how people’s lives and careers have fundamentally changed because of the pandemic.

Mia Bruner is a 29-year-old librarian and founder of the Prison Library Support Network (PLSN). …


The Way We Work Now

‘You’re working on all these plants and you’re the only person who’s appreciating it’

The Way We Work Now is a series chronicling how people’s lives and careers have fundamentally changed because of the pandemic.

Jacob Nguyen, 27, is a horticulturist for an interior landscaping company in the New York City area. …


The Way We Work Now

Already it is a new day at the EPA under Biden

The Way We Work Now is a series chronicling how people’s lives and careers have fundamentally changed because of the pandemic.

Brian Kelly, 47, is an emergency responder for the Environmental Protection Agency and member of the American Federation of Government Employees Local 704 based in Ann Arbor, Michigan. …


The Way We Work Now

We don’t have many doses yet. Giving them out fairly is a challenge.

The Way We Work Now is a series chronicling how people’s lives and careers have fundamentally changed because of the pandemic.

Leia, a thirtysomething pharmacy student in Texas, volunteers in administering the Covid-19 vaccine. She spoke with Mai Tran about the uneven distribution of vaccines across various regions.

I’m a…


The Way We Work Now

I voted for the ballot measure because I thought it’d help drivers like me. Now I’m out of a job.

The Way We Work Now is a series chronicling how people’s lives and careers have fundamentally changed because of the pandemic.

This anonymous delivery driver, 39, spoke with Mai Tran about being laid off from the grocery store Vons after its parent company, Albertsons, announced it will no longer offer…


The Way We Work Now

‘I did a parody of the WAP dance that made me go viral’

The Way We Work Now is a series chronicling how people’s lives and careers have fundamentally changed because of the pandemic.

Dr. Richard Lam, 30, is the founder of Refine Dentistry in Stafford, Texas. …


How I Got Radicalized

As the daughter of South Vietnamese refugees, I had to hide my interest in Ho Chi Minh’s socialist theories

Welcome to How I Got Radicalized, a new series that tells a story about a cultural moment that made you drastically rethink how society works.

It is 2007 and I am 10 years old when my father takes me to an anti-communist protest in Little Saigon, California. Almost everyone there…


The Way We Work Now

‘It’s been quite a learning curve’

The Way We Work Now is a series chronicling how people’s lives and careers have fundamentally changed because of the pandemic.

Ed Taylor is a 66-year-old Santa Claus impersonator living in Hollywood, California. …


The Way We Work Now

In California, I’ve seen a spike in landlords looking for creative excuses to evict tenants

The Way We Work Now is a series chronicling how people’s lives and careers have fundamentally changed because of the pandemic.

Frances Campbell is a housing rights attorney in Los Angeles and has been practicing law for 20 years. …


THE WAY WE WORK NOW

‘We had to keep traveling because it’s part of our job’

The Way We Work Now is a series chronicling how people’s lives and careers have fundamentally changed because of the pandemic.

Luke Martin, 26, is a Canadian food and travel influencer who operates the YouTube channel Chopstick Travel. …

Mai Tran

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