This is your last opportunity to get your mental corn popping until December. Enjoy!
Paulina Jayne Isaac explains where Amy Coney Barrett stands on upcoming important SCOTUS topics. Important for understanding how her influence will affect various marginalized and racialized people. Bustle
Breonna Taylor grand jurors say that Louisville police actions before her death were negligent and criminal. Apparently neither murder nor manslaughter were even on the table. NBC News
Tim Elfrink: Texas cop who killed Jonathan Price, a Black “pillar of the community” charged with murder. The Washington Post
John Philip Santos reveals the secret history of the Texas Rangers. Mass murder of Indigenous and Mexican peoples and bounty hunting escaped slaves were part of their assigned duties. Texas Monthly
Josh Wood introduces us to the US police department that hired social workers. The Guardian
Arne Delfs and Raymond Colitt: Merkel imposes toughest German restrictions since the lockdown. Bloomberg
Sophie Lewis reports that even Vladimir Putin is instituting a national mask mandate. CBS News
Rebecca Sohn reports that covid-19 patients are developing “brain fog,” but what does that mean? Mashable
Lina Zeldovich: what bats can teach us about coronavirus immunity. JSTOR Daily
Just because Halloween was last week doesn’t mean you have to stop with the spooky!
Jill Beatty considers Vardø’s witch trials: the evil north. An oldie-but-goodie? The Norwegian American
Tai Gooden reveals the history (both pure and evil) of the Ouija board. Also, check out the linked video on the Fox sisters. Nerdist
The editors at JSTOR Daily curate a list of Halloween-related articles. Perfect for this time of year!
Henri, le chat noir. L’haunting
Here are some spooky musical suggestions from the New York Public Library.
Emily Zarka presents modern zombies, a rebirth. Monstrum | PBS Storied
The Bakemono Zukishi “Monster” scrolls (18th – 19th centuries). Let these weirdos inspire your own twisted creations. The Public Domain Review
SciShow considers what Earth’s next supercontinent might look like.
NASA’s Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA) finds water on the moon.
SciShow Space news also features the lunar water discovery.
Thanks for stopping by. I hope you took away something to inspire your next creative project.
I will not be abandoning you entirely in November. I’ll have weekly updates on the progress of my NaNo project.
Until my next update, be well and stay safe, be kind, and stay strong. The world needs your stories.