Daily corona round-up

Revenge of the Post Office

Today Postmaster General Louis DeJoy, of Greensboro, declared that the enterprise under his charge would henceforth refrain from removing sorting machines form busy branches, removing public mail drops, cutting carrier hours and all of the other things that made it look like he was trying to help Trump ratfck this election.

He’s scheduled to testify before the Senate on Friday.

The numbers

A diversion

There have been a lot of Batmans — Batmen? — on both the large and small screen, each bearing the imprimatur of its creator. Tim Burton’s atman was gothic and dark. The 1966 TV show was campy and silly. This 15-chapter serial from 1949 falls somewhere in between. “Batman and Robin” was a sequel to a 1943 serial simply called “Batman,” which I will no doubt link to in this space soon.

Program notes

  • Tonight’s featured image is “A Woman Seated Beside a Vase of Flowers,” bu Edgar Degas, 1865. Taken from the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s public-domain collection.
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