OZY NEWSLETTER

Story of the Week: 3 Million Pandemic Deaths

The accounting is varied and crude, but today the respected tally kept by Johns Hopkins University exceeded 3 million worldwide COVID-19 deaths. And the news gets grimmer: In two...

FedEx Shooter’s Mom Warned Police

He sought a “suicide by cop.” That’s the grim message the mother of 19-year-old Brandon Scott Hole had for authorities a year before he entered his former FedEx workplace in...

Coming Up: A Farewell to Arms

It will get worse before it gets better. That’s what some in the military are saying about President Joe Biden’s decision to get all U.S. troops out of Afghanistan by Sept. 11....

Cuba’s Castro Era Comes to a Close

Raúl Castro, who with his late brother, Fidel, waged a Communist revolution in 1959 and led Cuba for six decades, is retiring. Yesterday, the 89-year-old told the Caribbean...

NEWS + POLITICS

The OZY News Quiz

What's the charge facing the police officer who shot Daunte Wright near Minneapolis Sunday? Test your knowledge now.

He's Leading the White House's Climate Change

This former Republican-leaning Pakistani American is leading Biden's aggressive climate change response with a people-centered approach.

Into the Head of Neil deGrasse Tyson

Neil deGrasse Tyson's interest in the cosmos carried him galaxies beyond the New York City of his youth.

Modern Royalty: Past, Present and Future

With the passing of Prince Philip in the U.

Can Germany Lead Without Merkel?

As Germany has gone, Europe has followed.

Pfizer's Albert Bourla Bets Big on Beating Future Pandemics

Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla talks about the dynamics that created the COVID vaccine in damned near record time.

The OZY News Quiz

Who won the NCAA men's basketball championship this week? Test your knowledge.

NEW + NEXT

Wherever You Get Your Podcasts: Sports Greats

These pods will inspire on Jackie Robinson Day.

Do You Remember?

Memory is a fickle thing.

Matrix 2021: Is Neurotech ‘the One’ That’ll Save Us?

OZY dives into the latest cutting-edge research and inventions in neurotechnology, exploring how they could make us smarter and improve our quality of life … yet also pose troubling new ethical dilemmas.

Why Is Making Friends So Hard?

True friendship is one of life's greatest joys .

Can You Spot the Next GameStops?

These trends could make you rich, broke or just downright more interesting.

Can Brain Tech Turn You Into the Next Kanye?

Bathroom singers, your dreams of becoming a real singer might soon be just a headset away.

AROUND THE WORLD

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.

Figuring Out China’s Next Move

Today’s Daily Dose takes you into the fascinating, fast-changing world of Chinese politics, business, culture and foreign relations.

What Makes Strange Diplomatic Bedfellows?

Today’s Daily Dose looks at some surprisingly dangerous liaisons, past and present, in global politics.

Syria's Latest Economic Trick: Loot Its Refugees

Syria's economically bankrupt regime is now trying to squeeze refugees for cash to stay afloat.

Butterfly Effect: The Liberal Vaccine Populists

Donald Trump might not be in office, but his vaccine nationalism policies are only growing stronger.

The Empires You Didn't Learn in School

Today’s Daily Dose explores these forgotten empires, including their female rulers and the surprising lessons we can take away.

GOOD SH*T

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.

The Best Taco in Morocco? Hell, Yeah!

The strangest bedfellows make the best tasting ones.

So You Want to Roboticize Your House?

If you're lucky enough to have a house, you're also probably unlucky enough to have it need fixing.

When Dead Beer Walks: A Dane in Vietnam Turns Strange Brew Into Craft Gin

Thomas Bilgram, a Dane expat in Vietnam, turns misery into magic with his craft gin made from near-death beer.

If You Think Deep Dish Is Chicago's True Pizza, Think Again

Tavern-style pizza was warming the Windy City long before its bigger, deeper brother.

The Next Great Transit Hack: An App for Blind Subway Riders

This app is "mapping out" public transit for blind and visually impaired riders.

TRUE STORIES

Was This Righteous Rite Between Christian Bros Actually Gay Marriage?

This righteous rite of bromance may have actually been a fascinating church-sanctioned form of gay marriage.

Sean Penn: Well Beyond Hollywood

Sean Penn as an actor? That makes sense.

The Life & Times of the Unknown Comic!

The man's claim to fame was wearing a paper bag over his head on TV shows in the '70s.

Banned by ESPN, a Skate Team Responds: ‘Whatevs’

When ESPN decided they wanted to go deep on skateboarding, they had no idea what that would entail.

12 Crazy True Stories About Children’s Authors

Read on to learn about their strange obsessions and dastardly deeds, but be warned — this is no fairy tale!.

Making Things Crystal Clear: Billy Crystal on All Things Comic

When comic genius Billy Crystal comes by 'The Carlos Watson Show,' if you ever laughed at anything, you're IN.

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