OZY NEWSLETTER

Story of the Week: The Holy Land’s Violent Spring

New Israeli airstrikes on Gaza today added 10 people to the death toll from one of the Holy Land’s worst weeks of violence in seven years. At least 126 people have been killed in...

Coming Up: OZY Fest Returns

After a heat wave- and pandemic-induced hiatus, OZY Fest is back today! And you can participate from anywhere in the world — for free, through tomorrow night. OZY co-founder...

The Battle for Brett Kavanaugh’s Vote

The jury’s still out. When Justice Brett Kavanaugh took his Supreme Court seat, there was a seeming battle for his soul — or at least his votes, according to new reporting in The...

Facebook Loses Court Bid to Move EU Data to U.S.

They’re feeling frustrated. Ireland’s High Court rejected Facebook’s procedural arguments against national privacy regulators Friday, meaning they can block the social network...

NEWS + POLITICS

The OZY News Quiz

What was the event that sparked the this week's Israeli-Palestinian violence? Test your knowledge.

Chiney Ogwumike Is the New Face of Sports Media

Chiney Ogwumike, former Rookie of the Year, two-time WNBA All-Star and the first Black woman to host an ESPN radio show? Oh, yes.

Why the Future is HBCU

Historically Black Colleges and Universities have played a pivotal role in American higher education for the last 150 years, awarding degrees to students who have gone on to become some of America’s finest innovators, leaders and revolutionaries.

Lala Milan Reveals the Secret to Her Social Media Success

Because when you see her face everywhere, you're going to want to say you knew her first.

Dr. Oz, as You’ve Never Seen Him Before!

Dr Oz’s talks about his quest to uplift black doctors and about how to live a long, healthy life.

The OZY News Quiz

How much revenue does Pfizer expect to make from its COVID-19 vaccine this year? Test your knowledge.

NEW + NEXT

Can Dirty Crypto Turn Clean and Green?

Cryptocurrency mining consumes massive amounts of energy.

The Piano Is Her Weapon of Change in Saudi Arabia

Abeer Balubaid is Saudi Arabia's first professional female pianist, rising at a time the kingdom is taking baby steps toward cultural reforms.

Need a New Heart? Get It From Space

Space stations and satellites could be the most sophisticated factories of the future.

AROUND THE WORLD

Are Bunnies the Secret to Curing Cancer?

Grant McFadden spent years studying a deadly virus in rabbits.

Butterfly Effect: Guess Who Gains From a Burning Jerusalem?

The fresh cycle of violence could rescue Israel's embattled prime minister and bolster the militant Palestinian group Hamas.

Butterfly Effect: Has America Lost India's Trust?

The Biden administration's surprising delay in offering help to one of its closest partners amid a COVID-19 crisis threatens to undermine a vital friendship.

Butterfly Effect: Is Biden Ready for a Hot Summer?

Ukraine, Taiwan and the Middle East look set to boil over, testing Biden's bandwidth and America's resolve.

Butterfly Effect: The Next Pandemic Vaccines Might Come From Rwanda

The West's vaccine nationalism has sparked a parallel movement for vaccine sovereignty among poorer nations.

Butterfly Effect: Is China Ready to Step Up in Afghanistan?

Only China, among major nations, has influence over the multiple factions bracing for a fresh war in Afghanistan.

GOOD SH*T

The Funniest Listens of the Week

Everyone can use a good laugh.

Hey Batter Batter! The Boys of Summer Are Back!

With the 2021 season underway, we look at what the hell happened to the baseball we knew to see whether it can once again become America’s favorite pastime.

OZY Fest Is Back: May 15-16

Party like it matters at our virtual celebration of bold change and big ideas.

How to Suck Less at ... Starting a Theater Company

Lydia Parker, Yank expat, goes to London to teach Brits a few things about theater … and now she can tell you how to do it right.

TRUE STORIES

Reggie Watts! What? Exactly!

Reggie Watts' all-improvised high-wire act of music and comedy kills.

The Talented Mr. Barry Jenkins

Director Barry Jenkins' rise from Florida's Liberty City to the Oscar-winning flick 'Moonlight' is a story arc worthy of a film.

Flashback Quiz

New research has shown that antibodies from what animal neutralize the coronavirus?.

The Monk Who's Helping the World Navigate Meditation, One Day at a Time

A monk left the monastery and is on a mission to help people explore themselves — and all he needs from you is 10 minutes a day.

Jane Levy? Arrived. In One Piece? Just About

Jane Levy can sing, dance and entertain you — all at the same time.

Werner Herzog, the Wrath of God and Great Films Galore

The cinema of director Werner Herzog confounds and confuses.

The Cold, Comic Crush of Mr. J.B. Smoove

JB Smoove, is one of the hardest-working comedians in show business.

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