2021 w21

How Lois Lew mastered IBM’s 1940s Chinese typewriter
What the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre Destroyed
Imagine a community of great possibilities and prosperity built by Black people for Black people. Places to work. Places to live. Places to learn and shop and play. Places to worship. Now imagine it being ravaged by flames.
The Brilliant Stupidity of Robert Palmer's 'Addicted to Love'
Endless scrolling through social media can literally make you sick
Once mainly a scourge of VR headsets, cybersickness seems to be on the rise as the pandemic pushes our bodies to their digital limits.
The Gruesome History of Eating Corpses as Medicine
The question was not “Should you eat human flesh?” says one historian, but, “What sort of flesh should you eat?”
Pseudoarchaeology and the Racism Behind Ancient Aliens
Where, exactly, the idea of ancient aliens building the pyramids began — and why some academics think racism lies at the heart of many extraterrestrial theories.
Margaret Atwood on 'The Handmaid's Tale' and How History Repeats
The author reflects on the lessons of decades past, how they emerge in her writing, and what they can tell us about the future
How Aristotle Onassis Disgraced Jackie Kennedy
As Covid dissipates in U.S., colds and flu may return with a vengeance
Some experts point to a series of factors that could make for a rough re-entry to the mixed microbes world of cold and flu viruses.
De comeback van de nachttrein
Rare Vietnam War images from the winning side, 1965-1975
‘Nederland dreigt één uitgesmeerde stad te worden’
Landschapsarchitect Adriaan Geuze (60): ‘Als we niet oppassen, gaat ons land eruitzien als het Ruhrgebied.’
Everyday Sexism Project: Dress Codes and Rape Culture
When teachers punish girls for wearing clothes deemed 'too distracting' for boys to handle, it teaches a damaging lesson