Welcome to thoughty Thursday, a convenient way to research, inspire creative Ideas (what I call popping your mental corn), learn something cool, or otherwise support your creativity.
For the past several months, I’ve isolated posts related to anti-racism and the pandemic for your convenience.
Dani McClain shares some advice on how to talk to kids about racism and police violence. The Atlantic
Gabriela Fowler explains what it feels like to “pass as white” when you’re mixed race. Buzzfeed
How the death of George Floyd sparked a street art movement. The Smithsonian Magazine
Daniel King shares Ashima Yadava’s portraits of survival. Mother Jones
Rebecca Renner explains why every year—especially 2020—feels like the worst year ever. Doomscrolling, anyone? Anyone? Beuller? National Geographic
Why is it so hard to remember things right now? SciShow Psych
Eleanor Cummins says, the office will never be the same. Popular Science
Alexandra Jones: Jessica Meir returned from the ISS to a pandemic-ridden Earth. The Face
Tammy Chen is a dentist who’s seeing more cracked teeth. How is that connected to the pandemic? The New York Times
The biggest lie about renewable energy. ASAP Science
Paul Vallely explains how philanthropy benefits the super-rich. The Guardian
Alan Yuhas reveals that Roanoake’s “lost colony” was never lost (according to a new book). The New York times
Kat Lonsdorf revisits Fukushima: the ghost towns behind the gates. NPR
Amber Dance considers experiments on mice in space and how they’ll keep human bone and muscle strong on the ISS. Knowable
Gerardo Carrillo: “mammoth central” found at Mexican airport construction site. The Washington Post
Sarah Bahr announces that the Met will hire its first full-time Native American curator. The New York Times
Thanks for visiting and I hope you took away something to support your next creative project.
Until next tipsday, be well and stay safe, be kind, and stay strong. The world needs your stories.