The season rolls over on Saturday. Welcome spring by getting your mental corn popping.
Susan Ormiston: George Floyd murder trial tests how much—if anything—will change in the US. CBC News
Liz Navratil and Maya Rao report that Minneapolis to pay record $27 million to settle lawsuit with George Floyd’s family. Is this justice? How do you put a dollar amount on something like this? Star Tribune
Andy Mannix introduces us to Families Supporting Families Against Police Violence: blood relatives. Star Tribune
Kelly Murray and Alta Spells: Amanda Gorman, inaugural poet, tailed by security guard on her walk home. This is every Black woman’s life. CNN
WHO study finds that 1 in 3 women face physical or sexual violence. In the week of International Women’s Day, we still have a way to go. Associated Press
Katherine Angel explains why we need to take bad sex more seriously. On the intersection of #metoo, feminism, and consent culture. The Guardian
Naomi Milthorpe and Eliza Murphy: sick party! The history of parties (real and fictional) spreading illness. JSTOR Daily
Benjamin Wallace-Wells wonders, who’s in charge of cancel culture? The New Yorker
Alison Campsie announces that the Pictish-era book that shares the first example of written Gaelic is coming home. The Scotsman
Sara Barnes introduces us to Nicolas Bruno and his hauntingly beautiful Somnia Tarot photographs. My Modern Met
The Golden Ratio: is it myth or math? It’s okay to be smart
Alastair Gee: is this the end of forests as we’ve known them? The Guardian
Related: Olivia Box shares good news for the lodgepole pine. JSTOR Daily
The truth about “green” grocery bags. SciShow
Seth Borenstein and Mayuko Ono: some sea slugs grow new bodies after decapitation. Associated Press
Natasha May announces that Wisdom the albatross, the world’s oldest known wild bird, has another chick at age 70. The Guardian
Jordan Mendoza reports that a rare yellow cardinal is spotted in Illinois backyard—a one-in-a-million chance. USA Today
Thank you for visiting. I hope you took away something to inspire your next creative project.
Until next tipsday, be well and stay safe, be kind, and stay strong. The world needs your stories!