The Pain of Paying Dues in a Pandemic: Hollywood Hopefuls on the Rough Start to Their Careers

For those hoping to make it in the industry, the past year has been particularly brutal and recovery feels slow to come.

Diana Romero had reached what she thought was a pivotal moment in her entertainment career in the early months of 2020. Romero, who started in physical production but pivoted to screenwriting a few years ago after she lost her mobility due to an illness in 2018, had written

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Wilderness Rescuers Brace for a Rough Covid-19 Winter

This story originally appeared in High Country News and is part of the Climate Desk collaboration.

Every winter, volunteers from Seattle Mountain Rescue are dispatched to the sites of dozens of harrowing incidents: They rescue backcountry skiers buried in avalanches, help injured hikers descend slick trails—and once, they even removed the wreckage of a single-engine plane from a mountainside. Volunteers must tackle steep, avalanche-prone mountain terrain, carrying the requisite gear

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Could Coronavirus Save the World from a Rough Flu Season?

For the past couple of months, health officials and doctors have been warning about the quickly approaching flu season, saying that a devastating one-two punch of the seasonal virus plus the coronavirus pandemic has the potential to overwhelm the U.S. health-care system.

However, ongoing global efforts to curb the further spread of the coronavirus—which include face-mask mandates, social-distancing measures and stay-at-home directives—could mean that the flu season won’t be a

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