Highlights you may have missed this week:
- "A 150-Year Timeline of the Flint Water Crisis," by Tim Carmody
Lessons about Flint’s long history of dirty water—from 1873 to the latest revelations about toxic taps.
- "America's Problem With Writers of Color," by Brandon Tensley
Attempts to increase diversity must be coupled with an actual effort to realize how people of color crucially influence a society barreling toward change.
- "God Is Laughing at You," by Laura Turner
In God Mocks, Terry Lindvall traces the long arc of Christian satire. Laughter really is the best corrective.
- "Fiji's Climate Story Is Bigger Than Winston," by Ben DeJarnette
The strongest storm ever recorded in the southern hemisphere just hit Fiji—a tiny country with big ambitions for climate action. Now the small Pacific nation just needs the world to follow its lead.
- "A Better Way of Thinking About Attention Loss," by Caleb Caldwell
Economic models for contemporary attention-loss are cynical—and incomplete. It's time to talk about an "ecology of attention."