EDITION #51 · Friday, 17th AUGUST 2018
It seems that everyone has either read, or is currently reading a book by Y. Noah Harari - most likely his history of the world, Sapiens. A brilliant and engaging author with a remarkable story, Harari has now turned his attention to the present, with his new book 21 Lessons for the 21st Century, covering everything from war to meditation. If for whatever reason you can't be bothered to read it, most likely due to your awful millennial attention span, here's a very good extract from the book.
Y. Noah Harari · 12 min read
In the unlikely setting of a Brixton housing estate, under the arches of rumbling Thameslink trains, lies Ebony Pony Club - a fantastic initiative set up to give struggling children the chance to experience the thrills of horse-riding, an past-time traditionally limited to the wealthy.
J. Moorhead · 5 min read
Corbyn just can't seem to stay out of the headlines at the moment. For a while now, Corbyn has been involved in an unprecedented confrontation with Britain's Jewish community thanks to his stance on the Middle East, views on Israel and associations with various dangerous individuals.
S. Knight · 6 min read
Oh Aretha, may you rest in peace.Quartz does a mini-deep dive into the Queen of Soul, with quotes, stories and sounds from arguably the greatest pop voice of all time. Spend your Friday afternoon on her Spotify page reliving the glory days, with an open jaw at just how remarkable her music was.
Quartz · 4 min read
Not all heroes wear capes - you can be one too.
M. Kiebus · 3 min read
Jon Pareles, chief popular music critic for The New York Times, remembers some of the highlights.
NYT · 4 min watch
photograph of the week
Residents of Marikina, Philippines, look at fish that were swept into the road after a tropical storm.
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