Happy Friday eve! Prepare yourself for the final push to the weekend by getting your mental corn popping!
John Flesher and Ed White report that Michigan officer charged with murder in Patrick Lyoya shooting. Associated Press
Livia Gershon reveals the unbearable middle passage. On the melancholy of the enslaved. JSTOR Daily
Billy McEntee lists 15 essential plays, books, and movies for understanding the history or queer liberation. them
Lexi McMenamin: the Johnny Depp Amber Heard verdict doesn’t matter after the internet made a spectacle of abuse. Teen Vogue
Dareh Gregorian and Kaitlyn Francis report on Uvalde native Matthew McConaughey’s plea for gun control: “Make these lives matter.” NBC News
Muizz Akhtar wonders what would it mean to treat guns the way we treat cars? Vox
Arash Javanbakht explains how mass shootings affect our brains, even if we aren’t directly harmed. Fast Company
Dave Davies: historian Carol Anderson uncovers the racist roots of the 2nd amendment. NPR
John Leicester reports that Russia hits Kyiv with missiles; Putin warns West on arms. Associated Press
Matthew Wills recounts the long history of same-sex marriage. JSTOR Daily
Harmeet Kaur announces that a newly issued US quarter celebrates Cherokee leader Wilma Mankiller. CNN
Ashley Andreou considers antifatness in the surgical setting. Scientific American
Is that a cold or are your organs flipped? SciShow
Adela Suliman and Ellen Francis: “needle spiking” fears rise in Europe, but crime is “really difficult” to trace. The Washington Post
Shauneen Miranda reports that the EU will soon require all cell phones to have the same charging port. NPR
Peter Keating: the Stanford lab startup that found a constructive way to capture carbon. Inc.
Adam Vaughan: climate change means people are losing 44 hours of sleep a year. New Scientist
Kieran Mulvaney reveals that humpback whales face major setback from climate change. National Geographic
Livia Gershon explains how street dogs spend their days. JSTOR Daily
Thank for spending some time with me. I hope you found something to inspire a future creative project.
Until next tipsday, be well and stay safe; be kind and stay strong. The world needs your stories!