Phones are messing with our skulls, or are they? (The Cut)
by Hannah Gold and Amanda Arnold
Last week The Washington Post reported on a new study that found some young people’s skeletons are changing, sprouting bony spikes that may be caused by the unnatural way we hold our heads to look at our phones. Turns out to be a little more complicated than that.
Concentration camps beyond the Holocaust (Pacific Standard)
by David M. Perry
The current debate over the use of the term “concentration camps” has centered on Nazi atrocities. But concentration camps have a global history, stretching from South America to the Philippines to Minnesota.
Making the case for reparations in 1898 (Time)
By Arica L. Coleman
The recent congressional hearing on reparations brought new attention to a very old topic. Black Americans have been fighting for compensation since slavery ended, with particularly striking efforts at the end of the nineteenth century led by Callie House.
Breaking the news of Stonewall (The Conversation)
by Chad Painter
When the Stonewall Riots erupted fifty years ago, New York television news ignored them, and mainstream papers relied on police accounts for their stories. It was only the alternative press that really got the story.
The trouble with drug movies (Nursing Clio)
by Faith Bennett
Popular ideas about addiction owe a lot to cinematic portrayals of heroin users as pretty, doomed people utterly cut off from mainstream society. Can more accurate depictions help us see drug use differently?
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Editors’ Note: An earlier version of this story linked to a Washington Post article that reported on research that has since been called into question.