We’re almost at the end of October! Will you NaNoWriMo this year? I’m still not sure. If I do, I’ll be a rebel and will probably set a goal considerably lower than 50k words. We’ll see.
Jesse Washington: history is made as reparations start to flow in Evanston, Illinois. The Undefeated
Olivia Sanchez and Meredith Kolodner explain why white students are 250% more likely to graduate than Black students at public universities. The Hechinger Report
Lizzo and the art of flaunting. Khadija Mbowe
Heidi Atter: Inuk woman creates language book to showcase fading Inuktitut dialect. CBC
John Reinan announces that the Mille Lacs Band launches Ojibwe language books. Star Tribune
Namrata Verghese explains Orientalism: a stereotyped, colonialist vision of Asian cultures. Teen Vogue
Hilary Whiteman reports that Australia’s offering money to help victims leave violent partners. CNN
Tanya Melendez reveals how TV lied about abortion. Vox
Sharon Pruitt-Young: covid 19 memes helped us cope with life in a pandemic, new study finds. NPR
Eleanor Cummins considers the self-help no one needs right now. The Atlantic
Monica Kidd reveals that Canada doesn’t know how bad its doctor shortage is, let alone how to fix it. The National Post
How to summon spirits. JSTOR Daily
Glaciers are disappearing as fast as you can ski down them. Climate Games | Physics Girl
Jonathan Watts: 99.9% of scientists agree climate emergency caused by humans. The Guardian
Justin Rowlatt and Tom Gerken uncover a document that reveals nations lobbying to change the “Red Alert” climate report ahead of COP26. BBC
Sand dunes shouldn’t exist. Here’s why they do. It’s okay to be smart
Michael Greshko: NASA’s Lucy mission blasts off to solve the mysteries of the solar system. National Geographic
Tom Metcalfe reports that signs of Vikings in North America found in tree rings and radioactive carbon. NBC News
David Graeber and David Wengrow unfreeze the ice age and reveal the truth about humanity’s deep past. The Guardian
How ancient whales may have changed the deep ocean. PBS Eons
Thanks for stopping by. I hope you took away something to inspire a future creative project.
Just to let you know, I probably won’t have a next chapter update for October if I decide to NaNo this year. Also, after the first week, weekly curation will be suspended for the rest of November. I’ll do weekly NaNo updates, as I have in past years, and do a double next chapter update for October and November in December.
Until next tipsday, be well and stay safe; be kind and stay strong. The world needs your stories!