Happy Friday eve! Without further delay, it’s time to get your mental corn popping 🙂
An example of how white supremacy privileges things over humans. Black Lives Matter Toronto holds a press conference after three protestors are arrested for “defacing” statues. Don’t even look at the comments on this one if you’re not prepared to be triggered. CTV
Mary Hynes interviews Ijeoma Oluo on Tapestry. CBC
Ashawnta Jackson explains what the first Black-owned bookstore had to do with the underground railroad. JSTOR Daily
Sarah Gilbert: civil rights activist and politician, John Lewis—a life in pictures. The Guardian
Sonia Saraiya interviews Viola Davis: my entire life has been a protest. Vanity Fair
Paul McGuinness reveals the power of protest songs. uDiscover Music
Amy Greer, Nisha Thampi and Ashleigh Tuite: we can get children back to school full time, if we put the right strategy in place. The problem is, no one can agree on what that strategy is … The Globe and Mail
What happened when we all stopped, narrated by Jane Goodall. TED.Ed
Adam Mann: the universe’s clock might have bigger ticks than we imagine. Scientific American
Mary Robinette Kowal does a dramatic reading of her “peeing in space” Twitter thread for Uncanny Magazine. It is hilarious.
David Szondy: 75 years ago, the Trinity atomic bomb test changed the world forever. New Atlas
Mark Wilson says knock codes were supposed to be more secure than passwords or PINs, but they’re surprisingly easy to hack. Fast Company
Catie Keck shares everything we know about the 2020 Twitter hack (so far). Gizmodo
Nathanael Johnson: the population bomb didn’t detonate, but it turns out there’s a new problem. Grist
Feargus O’Sullivan goes behind the accidentally resilient design of Athens apartments. CityLab
Sophia Smith Galer reveals the accidental invention of the Illuminati conspiracy. BBC
SciShow busts the “alpha dog” theory.
Jimmy Thomson says, one solution to the world’s climate woes is Canada’s natural landscapes. The Narwhal
Alexandra Witze: how humans are altering the tides of the oceans. BBC
Thank you for stopping by. I hope you took away something to inspire a future creative project.
Until next tipsday, be well and stay safe, by kind, and stay strong. The world needs your stories!