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Grandchildren of slaves.

Reading for Juneteenth

The JSTOR Daily editors have rounded up a collection of stories that discuss the origins, meaning, and legacy of Juneteenth.
African Elephants

Elephants, Decadence, and LGBTQ Records

Well-researched stories from the CBC, Vox, and other great publications that bridge the gap between news and scholarship.
A magician doing a trick for birds

Animal Magic, Weltschmerz, and Population Drops

Well-researched stories from Scientific American, The Conversation, and other great publications that bridge the gap between news and scholarship.
A rickshaw driver rests at the end of the day in Chandni Chowk market in the streets of Old Delhi on October 2, 2010 in Delhi, India

Rickshaw Men, Optical Computing, and Telegraph Flirting

Well-researched stories from Quanta Magazine, Sapiens, and other great publications that bridge the gap between news and scholarship.
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Reading for LGBTQ+ Pride Month

June is LGBTQ+ Pride Month around the world, so the JSTOR Daily editors have rounded up a few of our favorite stories to mark the occasion.
Molecular model of a dopamine molecule (red) approaching a dopamine receptor D1 (blue) in a cell membrane (orange).

Dopamine, Hummus, and Iranian Politics

Well-researched stories from Undark, Works in Progress, and other great publications that bridge the gap between news and scholarship.
Diachasmimorpha longicaudata

Wasp Viruses, Athleisure, and Humans in Flight

Well-researched stories from Ars Technica, Big Think, and other great publications that bridge the gap between news and scholarship.
A 17th-century map of Iceland

Medieval Whalers, Smart Plants, and Space Mines

Well-researched stories from Hakai Magazine, The Conversation, and other great publications that bridge the gap between news and scholarship.
Dancer and nightclub owner Ada Bricktop Smith, 1959

Nightclubs, Fungus, and Curbing Gun Violence

Well-researched stories from Vox, The Conversation, and other great publications that bridge the gap between news and scholarship.
White rice

Rice, Famine, and the Seven Wonders of the World

Well-researched stories from Atlas Obscura, Yale Environment 360, and other great publications that bridge the gap between news and scholarship.
Anna May Wong

Celebrating Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

Our best stories about the vast histories and cultures of Americans with ancestry in Asia and the Pacific.
Allegory of the Sense of Smell by Johann Glocker

Smells, Sounds, and the WNBA

Well-researched stories from The New Yorker, The Conversation, and other great publications that bridge the gap between news and scholarship.
London Planetrees

London Planetrees, Moon Time, and Dunning-Kruger

The best stories from Slate, Sapiens, and other research-backed publications around the web.
Charles Boyer showing pocket watch to Ingrid Bergman in a scene from the film 'Gaslight', 1944

Gaslighting, Greek Societies, and the Great Salt Lake

Well-researched stories from Hakai Magazine, Undark, and other great publications that bridge the gap between news and scholarship.
The first color photograph of Earth from space, 1954

Cloudy Earth, Colorful Stingrays, and Black Country

Well-researched stories from Sequencer, Southern Fried Science, and other great publications that bridge the gap between news and scholarship.
red fox pups playing in spring

Animals at Play, Ama Divers, and Nuclear Power

Well-researched stories from Nursing Clio, Nautilus, and other great publications that bridge the gap between news and scholarship.
Cats wait for fishermen to feed them their catch on August 7, 2018 in Istanbul, Turkey.

Turkish Cats, Crow Pie, and AI DJs

Well-researched stories from Sapiens, Yale Environment 360, and other great publications that bridge the gap between news and scholarship.
Total solar eclipse, May 29, 1919, at Sobral, Brazil

Total Solar Eclipse, 2024 Edition

A total solar eclipse crosses North America on Monday, April 8. Be prepared!
Bayaka people in the Dzanga Sangha Ndoki reserve, Central African Republic rainforest

Mobile People, Asteroid Fighters, and Frank Oppenheimer

Well-researched stories from Nautilus, Knowable Magazine, and other great publications that bridge the gap between news and scholarship.
Academy Award statue

A Night at the Oscars

All (or at least a lot) of what you need to know before going to this year’s Academy Awards watch party.
Portrait of Tokugawa Ieyasu

Shogun, Evolving Eyes, and a Feast of Drunkenness

Well-researched stories from Smithsonian Magazine, Atlas Obscura, and other great publications that bridge the gap between news and scholarship.
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Celebrating Women’s History Month

Celebrate Women's History Month all March with JSTOR Daily. We hope you'll find the stories below, and the scholarship they include in full, a valuable resource for classroom or leisure reading.
Groundhog in Quebec, Canada

Woodchucks, Silk, and American Divorce

Well-researched stories from ARTNews, Nautilus, and other great publications that bridge the gap between news and scholarship.
People wait for trains on the platform at Kyiv train station on February 28, 2022 in Kyiv, Ukraine.

Ukraine, Russia, and the West: A Background Reading List

Research reports and scholarly articles on the history of the Ukraine-Russia conflicts of the past and possible paths for peace.
Photo of Bob MARLEY; performing live on stage,

From Jamaica to the World: Contextualizing Bob Marley

Bob Marley’s life and music intersected with Pan-Africanism, the Rastafari movement, and post-colonial politics around the globe.