Angry women and political change (The New Yorker)
by Casey Cep
Women’s rage takes many forms: bottle-smashing by temperance activists, the writing of Audre Lorde, the kitchen-table conversations that took place during the Kavanaugh hearings—and also, the careers of Sarah Palin and Ann Coulter. But what turns anger into effective political action?
The jaguar zoo of the ancient Mayans (The Atlantic)
by Ed Yong
In the difficult final years of the Mayan Copán dynasty, the king must have had a lot on his mind. One thing he apparently devoted immense resources to was keeping a zoo full of rare and dangerous jaguars.
The Catholic conservative brain trust (Aeon)
by Gene Zubovich
Why are so many American conservative intellectuals Catholic? It has to do with institutions built up in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries in the face of a Protestant-dominated mainstream culture.
Where millennials literally speak their own language (Atlas Obscura)
by Evan Nichole Brown
In Australia’s Northern Territory, the Indigenous Warlpiri people have created a new language—one spoken almost exclusively by people under 35 years old.
Does that climate change report really matter? (Pacific Standard Magazine)
by Sophie Yeo
The recent report by the International Panel on Climate Change paints a stark picture demonstrating the need for fast action. But can it help move governments toward actually acting?
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