It’s time to get your mental corn popping.
BLM and covid-19 sections precede more general links.
Tessa Duvall offers a fact-check on the Breonna Taylor case. USA Today
Dylan Lovan, Piper Hudspeth Blackburn, and John Minchillo report on the two Louisville officers shot during the Breonna Taylor protests. Why? “The violence comes after prosecutors said two officers who fired their weapons at Taylor, a Black woman, were justified in using force to protect themselves after they faced gunfire from her boyfriend. The only charges were three counts of wanton endangerment against fired Officer Brett Hankison for shooting into a home next to Taylor’s with people inside.” AP News
Russell Contreras reveals how the story of the underground railroad to Mexico is gaining attention. Associated Press
Jacinda Townsend explains how the Green Book helped Black travellers navigate a segregated nation. Yes, this is from 2016. These conversations aren’t new. The Smithsonian Magazine
Sam Levine explains how Republicans gutted the biggest voting rights victory in recent history. Voter suppression/poll taxing in action. The Guardian
Mohammed Elnaiem revisits the death of South African activist Steve Biko. JSTOR Daily
Nicole Karlis reports that a covid vaccine may only last for a year based on the most recent findings. Salon
Olga Khazan: a failure of empathy led to 200,000 deaths. It has deep roots. The Atlantic
How losing your job changes you. SciShow Psych
Richard Herzog explains how Aztecs reacted to colonial pandemics. JSTOR Daily
Richard Wolf calls Justice Ginsberg a superhero who never quit as she returns to Supreme Court one final time. Ginsberg is the first woman to lie in state. USA Today
Jackson Katz: violence against women—it’s a men’s issue. This TED talk is from 2012. Have we made significant progress since? TEDxFiDiWomen
Ruth Tam advises you to lift your head and lower your arms—you just might feel better. NPR
Meghan Keane explains how to say no, for the people pleaser who always says yes. NPR
Stephen E. Nash: what fire archaeology tells us about the bringing of the American West. Atlas Obscura
The truth about dog years. SciShow
Thieving pikas in the Rockies. Because pikas are CUTE! The Nature of Things | CBC
Sarah Miller Llana considers the Sudbury model: how one of the world’s major polluters went green. Christian Science Monitor
It’s probably not life on Venus … but it could be. SciShow Space
Thor Benson reveals project A119 and the time we almost nuked the moon. Wild. Digital Trends
Alex Sanz: NASA astronaut Kate Rubins intends to vote from the ISS. AP News
Thanks for stopping by. I hope you found something to inspire your next creative project.
This weekend I should be posting my next chapter update for September (!) Seriously, where has the time gone?
Until then, be well and stay safe, my writerly friends.