Well-researched stories from around the web that bridge the gap between news and scholarship. Brought to you each Tuesday from the editors of JSTOR Daily.
The cost of steel tariffs (Yahoo Finance)
by Dion Rabouin
What would new tariffs on steel and aluminum imports actually do to the U.S. economy? Some economists weigh in.
Wakanda as alternate history (The Washington Post)
by Naunihal Singh
The universe of Black Panther reflects a dream of Africa undisturbed by colonialism and slavery, and also its potential real-world technological future.
A signal from the universe’s early years (The Los Angeles Times)
by Amina Khan
New findings by radio astronomers offer possible clues about the first stars, the formation of galaxies, and the mysteries of dark matter.
Smell-o-Vision and beyond (The Conversation)
by Leo Braudy, Scott Higgins, Stephen Groening, and Thomas Delapa
During Oscar season, we look back at the history of Hollywood glory. But then you remember LaserDisc-driven audience participation and theaters that sent odors through the air conditioners.
Echoes of Gwendolyn Brooks (The New Yorker)
by Doreen St. Félix
Two poets bridge Chicago neighborhoods and the literary academy, and put the work of Gwendolyn Brooks on stage.
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