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The New Normal: Theme Parks Are Back, Movies Aren’t (Yet) and Streaming is Bigger Than Ever

The pandemic has altered the way we consume media, but it hasn’t fundamentally changed it.

The original mass spectacle.

The original mass spectacle.

Sorry I disappeared for a couple of weeks. I debated sending a note about my trip to Italy in the last edition, but I thought I might bank a couple newsletters I could send while I was gone. That was optimistic. If you want to see what it looks like to eat pasta for 12 days straight, click here

For the first year or so of the pandemic, we spent a lot of time waiting for the world to return to normal. When would we be able to act as though Covid never happened? By now, two and half years after the first lockdown, we’ve all accepted that won’t happen. We have a new normal instead.