It’s time, once again, to get your mental corn popping!
Liz Baker: jury finds Amhaud Arbery’s three killers guilty of federal hate crimes. NPR
David K. Li reports on the sentencing of the officer who killed Daunte Wright. NBC News
Where are the missing Black towns? Every How Did We Get Here, part 3. The Amber Ruffin Show
Sophie Hurwitz: LGBTQ+ Ghanaian refugee faces “cruel” deportation after asylum claim denied in Canada. Xtra*
Olivia B. Waxman and Arpita Aneja reveal the legacy of the Reconstruction Era’s Black political leaders. Time
Cathy Free: she found her father’s segregated schoolhouse decaying in the Virginia woods. Now it’s on its way to being saved. The Washington Post
Vladimir Isachenkov, Yuras Karmenau, Aamer Madhani, and Eric Tucker report that Biden and Putin signal bigger confrontation ahead over Ukraine. CTV News
Alexandru Micu: the Dunning-Kruger Effect, or why the ignorant think they’re experts. ZME Scince
Clark Quinn critiques an article on microlearning: good and bad advice all in one! Learnlets
Maya Wei-Haas: Mars rover takes big steps in its most important mission. National Geographic
Stunning, 360-degree view of Mars from Perseverance Rover.
Rebecca Shedd sheds (sorry, not sorry) light on 15th Century clothing for writers. Then, Shannon Ferretti says it’s like learning to ride a horse. Dan Koboldt
Dominique Potvin considers altruism in birds: magpies outwit scientists by removing each other’s tracking devices. Corvids rule! The Conversation
Florence + the Machine – King
Thanks for spending time with me. I hope you took away something to inspire a future creative project.
This weekend, I should be posting my next chapter update for February.
Until then, be well and stay safe; be kind and stay strong. The world needs your stories (now, more than ever)!