Welcome to thoughty Thursday. Tomorrow is Friday! Revive yourselves for the weekend by getting your mental corn popping 🙂
Theresa Waldrop shares the latest news about the Portland protest shooting death. CNN
Safia Samee Ali: where protesters go, armed militia and vigilantes likely follow with little to stop them. NBC News
Ashitha Nagesh explains how “hyper-liberal” Portland’s racist past is resurfacing. BBC
The peace reporters. Videos of police violence at #BLM protests with the testimony of the people who took them. Content warning on this one. The videos of police violence are difficult to watch. They’re optional, though. You can just read the words of the people who took the videos and get a sense of what it means to be a witness in these difficult situations. The Verge
Jesmyn Ward waxes on witness and respair: a personal tragedy followed by pandemic. Vanity Fair
Why Tuesday feels like July and sometimes never during covid (how we perceive time). It’s Okay to be Smart
Jessica Stillman: the Greeks had a word for the specific kind of bad you’re feeling right now. Acedia. Inc.
Patrick Adams wants us to meet Gertrude Elion, the woman who gave the world anti-viral drugs. National Geographic
Heidi Wachter explains why we need to fill the greenspace gap. Shondaland
Studying the brain with quantum mechanics. SciShow Psych
Rachel Kraus wonders, what is an algorithm, anyway? Mashable
Jess Romeo sheds light on the long history of comet phobia. JSTOR Daily
Emily Zarka introduces us to Spring-Heeled Jack. PBS Storied | Monstrum
Daniel Oberhaus: gravity, gizmos, and Jim Woodward’s grant theory of interstellar travel. Wired
The Martian crustal dichotomy. SciShow Space
Carrie Whitney introduces us to the man behind the legend of Sitting Bull. How Stuff Works
Chadwick Boseman, rest in power. New Rockstars
Leah Greenblatt pays tribute to Chadwick Boseman: his life, his legacy, and his iconic roles. Entertainment Weekly
Thanks for stopping by. I hope you took away something to inspire your next creative project.
Until next tipsday, be well and stay safe, be kind, and stay strong. The world needs your stories!