Another week, another opportunity to get your mental corn popping.
Alisha Ebrahimji, Holly Yan, and Paul P. Murphy: “I’m just tired of being terrorized like my grandparents were.” More than a dozen HBCUs got bomb threats on the first day of Black History Month. CNN
Omar Jimenez: former officer who shot Laquan McDonald leaves prison. CNN
Julie Hollar: NYT twists stats to insist we need more policing. Fair
Lexi McMenamin: fast-food workers are getting shot on the job. Teen Vogue
Paul Solotaroff introduces us to the man who spent 25 years infiltrating Nazis, the Klan, and biker gangs. Here’s what he learned about far-right extremists in America. Rolling Stone
Terry Trembath reports that puppeteer born in Tsuut’ina Nation says work on Fraggle Rock reboot a dream come true. CBC
The brain trick that makes video possible. Be Smart
Raimund Muscheler explains how ancient ice reveals mysterious solar storm. Lund University
A supermassive black hole forming new stars. Dr. Becky
Katie Hunt introduces us to the man who can explain the first 3 billion years of life on our planet. CNN
Katie Hunt reports that 99-million-year-old flowers found perfectly preserved in amber once bloomed at the feet of dinosaurs. CNN
How you could survive (and prosper) in the Middle Ages. melievalists.net
Ann Powers presents this tiny desk (home) concert by Tori Amos. NPR
True facts about the proboscis monkey. Ze Frank
Thank you for visiting, and I hope you took away something to inspire a future creative project, or that you were educated or entertained by this round up. Maybe both?
Until next tipsday, be well and stay safe; be kind and stay strong. The world needs your stories!