Week 202026

Mounting clues suggest the coronavirus might trigger diabetes
Evidence from tissue studies and some people with COVID-19 shows that the virus damages insulin-producing cells.
What Mrs America gets right and what it gets wrong about 70s feminism | Culture | The Guardian
Mrs America gives Phyllis Schlafly a depth in fiction that was lacking in history but Shirley Chisholm is refreshingly portrayed as more than just a martyr
Mrs America review: Cate Blanchett shines in 70s feminism drama
The starry mini-series digs into the feminist wars of the 1970s, and finds a formidable antihero in the Oscar-winner’s take on Phyllis Schlafly
A history of Cheers’ Sam and Diane, TV’s most riveting couple
Their dynamic was flirtatious and combative, proving how compelling a protracted opposites-attract mismatch could be.
Denis Villeneuve’s DUNE Gender Swaps Liet Kynes – Nerdist
We’ve learned more details about Denis Villeneuve’s Dune, including that Liet Kynes will be gender swapped. Learn more about the character.
‘I haven’t worn colour since I was 14’: meet Britain’s longest-standing goths
Born in the 80s, goth is still going strong. Four devotees discuss the music and fashion and how love of the macabre draws together a warm and friendly scene
The story of Blind Melon
In 1993, Blind Melon released a video that went on to be one of the year’s most aired on MTV and their debut album nearly topped the US chart, but just two years later it was all over
There Are Many Man-Made Objects. The Rape Kit Is Not One of Them.
This is the story of the woman who forced the police to start treating sexual assault like a crime.
Nabta Playa: The World’s First Astronomical Site Was Built in Africa and Is Older Than Stonehenge
This 7,000-year-old stone circle tracked the summer solstice and the arrival of the annual monsoon season. It’s the oldest known astronomical site on Earth.
Climate crisis: alarm at record-breaking heatwave in Siberia | Environment | The Guardian
On a global scale, the Siberian heat is helping push the world towards its hottest year on record in 2020, despite a temporary dip in carbon emissions owing to the coronavirus pandemic.
We Don’t Need Cops to Enforce Traffic Laws – VICE
The law invented the concept of officer discretion so white drivers could get fewer speeding tickets. If we want to have fair and equitable policing, we’ll have to get over our hatred for speed cameras.
Trey’s Rage: An African’s Education in Being Black in America by Mohamed Abdulkadir Ali
I am Somali, I am African, I am a refugee of war. This is my history. But every time I go out my door in America, a 400-year history of generational pain, anger, and trauma is foisted upon me. It has weighed down every step I’ve taken there. It made me stumble when I sought to stride.