Welcome to September! It’s time, once again, to get your mental corn popping.
Kristin Corry says that the new era of Black reality TV feels more like real life. Vice
Umme Hoque: the pandemic put adult pressures on many young girls. Prism
Ben Andrews: hundreds join the final leg of residential school survivor’s 79-day “Walk of Sorrow.” CBC
Elissa Carpenter reports that the former residential school sites at Piikani Nation are being investigated: “It’s not going to be an easy task.” CBC
Ryerson University to (finally) change its name amid reckoning with history of residential schools. But we’ll have to wait until next spring to find out what the new name will be. CBC
Kory Floyd explains why we missed hugs. The Conversation
Alain de Botton on existential maturity and what emotional intelligence really means. Brain Pickings
Why are so many autistic adults undiagnosed? Kip Chow | TEDxSFU
Christy Ann Conlin: the old lady who waits within me. CBC
A two-for from Livia Gershon. First: the changing meaning of “mysticism.” Then, she describes a holy trinity in ancient Egypt. JSTOR Daily
Jessica Stewart: Vermeer painting restoration reveals a cupid painting obscured for over 350 years. My Modern Met
Why we should be thinking about energy storage. Physics Girl
Alyse Stanley invites you to go on a panoramic video tour of Mars with the Curiosity Rover. Gizmodo
Tom Metcalfe reports that Hubble captures an “Einstein Ring.” NBC News
Kate Aranoff: is democracy getting in the way of saving the planet? The Guardian
Alex Young shares Nandi Bushell’s performance of “Everlong” with the Foo Fighters at the Forum. I’m not ashamed to admit, tears of joy came to my eyes when Nandi started playing. Consequence
The real reason dogs kick when you give them skritches. SciShow
Thank you for stopping by, and I hope you took away something to inspire a future creative project.
This weekend, I should be posting my next chapter update for the month of August.
Until then, be well and stay safe, everyone!