Happy Friday eve! Get your mental corn popping in time for the weekend 🙂
Melissa Kimble covers Simone Biles, Naomi Osaka, and the revolutionary power of Black women’s rest. Glamour
Genelle Levy: the real history of Black Martha’s Vineyard. Narratively
Related: the history of Wampanoag (on Martha’s Vineyard).
Frankie Huang: can we solve America’s food appropriation problem? Grub Street
Alex Hern reports that a student proves Twitter algorithm “bias” toward lighter, slimmer, younger faces. The Guardian
You’re not dumb. You’re just not wealthy and/or *whispers* white. Khadija Mbowe
The Warrior Walk for Healing Nations honours children and residential school survivors. CBC
Terry Tang reports that there have been over 9,000 anti-Asian incidents since the pandemic began. Associated Press
Matthew Wills explains how blind activists fought for blind workers. JSTOR Daily
Josie Fischels shows you how to watch “the best meteor shower of the year.” NPR
Rivka Galchen declares that NASA’s new telescope will show us the infancy of the universe. The New Yorker
Maya Wei-Haas shares what we know about the Mars rover failed sample attempt. National Geographic
Joey Roulette reports that NASA’s new space suits are delayed, making a 2024 Moon landing “unfeasible.” The Verge
Livia Gershon bets you’ll never believe who invented curbside recycling. JSTOR Daily
Tom Pattinson: the wonders of Greta Thunberg. Vogue Scandinavia
Olivia Box warns of climate change’s dangerous effects on the boreal forest. JSTOR Daily
Nina Chestney and Andrea Januta: UN climate change report sounds “code red” for humanity. Reuters
Lizzie Marx tells the tale of a beached whale (and ambergris): picturing scent. The Public Domain Review
A purr-fect match! Animal shelter posts lonely pets on Tinder. Reuters
And that was thoughty Thursday. Thanks for stopping by. I hope you took away 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!