Weekly Wrap 3.16.18: The 10 Best Stories You Missed This Week

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By the Web Editors 3-16-2018

1. “Hey Twitter, I'm On a Mission...”
Writer and artist Candace Jean asked Twitter to help her identify a mystery attendee at the 1971 International Conference on Biology of Whales — the only woman and only person left unnamed in a group photo, and someone the men present vaguely recalled as “an assistant.” The result: an electrifying public crowdsourcing project, and the learned histories of 3 incredible women.

2. The Koch Brothers vs. God

The fossil fuel lobby preached its gospel in Virginia. Now, black churches are fighting back.

3. A New Generation Redefines What It Means to Be a Missionary

Traditionally, the West sent Christian missionaries to evangelize in the Global South. In 2018, should it be the other way around?

4. Could 3D-printed Homes Be a Solution for the 1 Billion Who Lack Shelter?

At SXSW, an Austin-based startup unveiled its approach to combat international housing deficiencies by using low-cost 3D printing as a potential solution.

5. How to Raise a Boy

A weeklong series from editors of The Cut, centered around this urgent question in the era of Parkland, President Trump, and #MeToo.

6. The Story of an Afghan Baby Named Donald Trump

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7. We’re in the Midst of an Apocalypse. And That’s a Good Thing.

“Originally, apocalyptic literature...existed not to scare the bejeezus out of children so they would be good boys and girls, but to proclaim a big, hope-filled idea,” writes Nadia Bolz-Weber. “That dominant powers are not ultimate powers. Empires fall. Tyrants fade. Systems die. God is still around.”

8. Easter Island Is Eroding

An incredible interactive about the historic island, at risk of losing its cultural heritage. Again.

9. The Catholic Sisters Empowering Women Around the World

“I see an awakening. ...I see women energized, confident, and wanting to make a change in attitudes toward women, from demonstrations to women running for office. Years of us being ignored or intimidated are beginning to fade.”

10. Meet Marjory Stoneman Douglas, Activist and Namesake to a Movement

This time last year, Marjory Stoneman Douglas was just one more powerful woman on track to be tragically overlooked by history.

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