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Texting Through a Pandemic With Obama and J.Lo

The Community app connects A-listers with their fans—an odd proposition in the era of Covid lockdowns

Illustration of boy sitting on his bed looking at his phone. A wall of posters featuring an American flag, celebrities, stars, and drinks are behind him.

I’m at the point now where I don’t even bother reading Post Malone’s texts.

Same with Diddy. Same with Paul McCartney. When Barack Obama’s name pops up on my phone I tap to see what he has to…



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Corinne Purtill

Journalist with words at Time, Quartz, and elsewhere. Author of Ghosts in the Forest, a Kindle Single.