You should read this for 5/19/2018:
Art and Film
Jinx Allen Craig obituary “Young American who was the subject of a famous photograph when she was gallivanting in Italy in 1951”
Books, Writing, and Language
A black Yale student fell asleep in her dorm’s common room. A white student called police. Napping while black. The student, a black graduate student, was in her own dorm’s common room, napping. A white student called the police.
Food and Drink
Via NPR: Washington Politics Adding To Mental Health Crisis Among Farmers “Suicide rates among farmers are higher than any other profession in the United States and now some experts and Senators worry Washington politics could be making farmland stresses even worse.”
History and Archaeology
Pay It Forward and Make It Better
96-Year-Old Secretary Quietly Amasses Fortune, Then Donates $8.2 Million “ylvia Bloom, a legal secretary from Brooklyn, worked for the same law firm for 67 years while quietly amassing a fortune. In her will, she left more than $8 million for college scholarships.”
Science and Nature
The Really Big One “An earthquake will destroy a sizable portion of the coastal Northwest. The question is when.”
‘They don’t belong’: police called on Native American teens on college tour “A mother on the tour told authorities the young men were ‘creepy’ and ‘really stand out’, causing them to miss the rest of the event”
She was at a black site prison in Thailand where al-Qaida suspects were waterboarded in 2002. And in 2005, she wrote a cable calling for the destruction of videotapes that showed that waterboarding.
In other words, she assisted in torture, and then tried to have the evidence of that torture destroyed.
How the religious right is shrinking itself: Overzealous Christianity is driving people away “New study suggests that as the religious right grows ever more radical, it drives ever more people out of church”
💩🔥💰 Trumpery 💩🔥💰
What is Mueller looking at? This is a concise, well-organized break down of what and who and why.