The Longest Winter
In the warmer months of COVID-19, we found relief in backyard barbecues, park picnics, and socially distanced strolls. This winter, as temperatures stay low and restrictions remain tight, mental health experts are worried about the toll of a locked-down season. But the pandemic provides an opportunity: to reimagine what these long, cold months could be. In a new digital series, updated each week through February, The Walrus is rethinking how we can go from coping with the season to thriving through it.
From prioritizing pedestrian spaces to proliferating online hangouts, the pandemic has made accessibility mainstream. Will it last?
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Series Editor Carine Abouseif
Editors Harley Rustad, Tajja Isen, Daniel Viola, Nicole Schmidt
Art Direction Natalie Vineberg
Producers Angela Misri, Sheena Rossiter
Head of Research Erin Sylvester
Copy Editor Jonah Brunet
Fact Checkers Nicole Schmidt, Sydney Hamilton, Lucy Uprichard, Emily Baron Cadloff