Sarah Schweitzer za Boston Globe
Strider’s face flattened in panic. Caseworkers had explained it would be like this with him. He’d lost so much, any whiff of rejection set off bells of alarm. His traumas were as much a part of him as the trees he climbed or the magic brooms he fashioned from sticks. Researchers now understood that trauma could alter the chemistry of developing brains and disrupt the systems that help a person handle stress, propelling a perpetual state of high alert. The consequences could be lifelong. As an adult, he’d be more likely to suffer anxiety and depression and heart disease and stroke. His ability to hold a job, manage money, and make good decisions could be compromised. And there was evidence, controversial but mounting, that he could pass on these traits to his children.
autor Jessica Rinaldi
Sarah Schweitzer za Boston Globe
|autor Jessica Rinaldi|
James Nevious za Curbed.
|Library of congres|
Fifty years ago, on August 5, 1966, the sound of jackhammers rang out at the corner of Cortlandt and West streets in the Financial District, and the intersection ceased to exist. Those jackhammers were the only formal groundbreaking for the controversial World Trade Center project and the end of two distinct but overlapping neighborhoods that once defined the lower west side of Manhattan: Radio Row and Little Syria.
Few Americans are as affected by climate change as Alaska’s Inupiat, or as dependent on the fossil-fuel economy.
Tom Kizzia za The New Yorker
|autor: Katie Olinsky|
Few Americans are as bound to the natural world as the whale hunters of the Arctic, or as keenly affected by the warming atmosphere. Yet few Americans are so immediately dependent on the continued expansion of the fossil-fuel economy that science says is causing the change. The underground igloo where Oomittuk was born, in 1962, had earthen walls braced with wood scraps and whalebone, and a single electric light bulb. Point Hope today is a grid of small but comfortable homes, laid out around a new school and a diesel-fired power plant - everything provided by a regional municipality with eight thousand permanent residents and an annual budget of four hundred million dollars. Oil drilling in the Arctic has paid for nearly all of it, and Oomittuk does not want to go back.
In the spirit of Kerouac and Steinbeck, the celebrated travel writer fulfills a childhood fantasy: to drive across his native land
Paul Theroux za Smithsonian Magazine
|autor: Todd Bigelow / Aurora / IPN|
Travel is mostly about dreams—dreaming of landscapes or cities, imagining yourself in them, murmuring the bewitching place names, and then finding a way to make the dream come true. The dream can also be one that involves hardship, slogging through a forest, paddling down a river, confronting suspicious people, living in a hostile place, testing your adaptability, hoping for some sort of revelation. All my traveling life, 40 years of peregrinating Africa, Asia, South America and Oceania, I have thought constantly of home—and especially of the America I had never seen. "I discovered I did not know my own country," Steinbeck wrote in Travels with Charley, explaining why he hit the road at age 58.
|autor: Ken Lund|
“I realized there were two ways I could go about it,” she told me. “I could go in and say, ‘I’m going to find out more about the enemy. I’ll grab the facts and marshal my side.’ Or I could say, ‘You know what? There are things I just don’t know about this part of the country. And I’m going to have to open my heart to them. I’m going to have turn my alarm system off and actually listen. Listen with curiosity and interest.’”