Weekend long reads, June 2020

by Lorenzo Piccoli

Sarah Stillman, Will the coronavirus make us rething mass incarceration?, The New Yorker. Dexter Filkins, The twilight of the Iranian revolution, The New Yorker. Brooke Jarvis, Where do eels come from?, The New Yorker (when I was in Florence in February I went to the Todo Modo and spoke briefly to Piero, the owner, who gave me a long speech on this book he was reading. It was more of a theatre play than a speech, really. Piero is magnificent. The book seems intriguing).