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.
The fossil fuel lobby preached its gospel in Virginia. Now, black churches are fighting back.
Traditionally, the West sent Christian missionaries to evangelize in the Global South. In 2018, should it be the other way around?
At SXSW, an Austin-based startup unveiled its approach to combat international housing deficiencies by using low-cost 3D printing as a potential solution.
A weeklong series from editors of The Cut, centered around this urgent question in the era of Parkland, President Trump, and #MeToo.
“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.”
An incredible interactive about the historic island, at risk of losing its cultural heritage. Again.
“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.”
This time last year, Marjory Stoneman Douglas was just one more powerful woman on track to be tragically overlooked by history.