Recommended articles, books, films, and more — to better understand systemic racism and ways to confront and dismantle it.
A guide to understanding the arguments for ‘defunding the police’ and abolishing prisons, curated by political scientist Megan Ming Francis.
Historian Keisha N. Blain curates a collection of articles by black writers on how we got here and why these demonstrations might yet be different.
Immerse yourself in this collection of riveting true-crime writing, including tales of audacious heists, mysterious deaths, and the reflections of a serial killer’s daughter.
A curated collection of some of the best articles about His Airness, including a few lesser known stories from Jordan’s storied career.
What epidemics over the centuries can teach us about how the coronavirus might change the way we live.
On Earth Day this year, what I’m thinking about is not the beauty of our planet, or the fragility of it, but how quickly it’s changing. Here are a few stories that highlight those changes, as well as a few stories that discuss what we humans might do about them, should we decide to take dramatic action. What’s at stake is not the Earth—the planet has been through much, much worse in the last 4 billion years. It’s civilization that’s on the line.
From the gripping account of a 64-year-old woman who swam from Florida to Cuba to the mysterious life of a hermit who lived in the woods undisturbed for 30 years — you won’t be able to put these stories down.
Smart reads about the coronavirus pandemic’s effect on the environment and what lessons this moment might hold for the planet’s future.