Happy Friday eve! Get your mental corn popping in time for the weekend.
Sarah Burnett reports that Amir Locke, shot by Minneapolis cop, wanted music career. Associated Press
Derecka Purnell interviews Sybrina Fulton about her son, Trayvon Martin: grief over time. The Cut
Systemic racism? No thanks. How did we get here (part 1) | The Amber Ruffin Show
Livia Gershon considers music and spirit in the African diaspora. JSTOR Daily
Matthew Wills: Buffalo Soldiers and the bicycle corps. JSTOR Daily
Diana Opong Kuow reports that, for the first time in generations, Snoqualmie tribe has land. Indian Country Today
Natasha Lennard: anti-trans bills are moving through US state legislatures at alarming speed. The Intercept
Sam Knight examines the misogyny that led to the fall of London’s police commissioner, Cressida Dick. The New Yorker
John Michael McGrath: the loudmouths are losing. When this is all over, remember the helpers. TVO.org
Sharon Pruitt-Young reports that a new program in Canada gives doctors the option of prescribing national park visits. NPR
Anne Trafton: MIT engineers create the impossible—new material that’s strong as steel but lighter than plastic. Remember Star Trek IV? SciTech Daily
Tasnim Ahmed reports that new spinal cord stimulation study puts people with paralysis on their feet again. CNN
We’ve never seen this before – JWST. Physics Girl
Ian Semple: nuclear fusion heat record a huge step in quest for new energy source. The Guardian
Tracey Anne Duncan reveals that scientists are trying to figure out how to make your dog live longer. MIC
Hannah Ryan presents the wildlife photo of the year, as chosen by the public. CNN
Thanks for stopping by. I hope you took away something to inspire a future creative project.
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