Why you should care
From pee bricks to a hair museum, here is the best of OZY this week.
This week NASA canceled the much-anticipated first all-female space walk over the lack of suitable suits. Here’s hoping that appropriate space wear is available for a U.S. trip back to the moon by 2024 — a 21st-century odyssey proposed by Mike Pence at a meeting of the National Space Council in Huntsville, Alabama.
Here on OZY we have 10 out-of-this-world stories for your weekend reading: people doing cool things, a one-of-a-kind museum, what millennials are moving away from (not to), older women making waves on TV and a contentious graveyard. Plus, a story about the latest episode of OZY’s podcast The Thread, which explores the controversial criminal defense of not guilty by reason of insanity.
No. 1: On the Streets: Why Americans Are Retiring Into Homelessness
Why You Should Care: Rather than enjoying the fruits of decades of labor, more elderly Americans are facing homelessness instead.
No. 2: In the Spotlight: The Mueller Report Fuels a World of Witch Hunts
Why You Should Care: Because world leaders will use America’s experience against their own internal foes.
No. 3: Pee Bricks: Can She Lay the Building Blocks to Help the World’s SewagePay Off?
Why You Should Care: Cape Town is running out of water, but professor Sue Harrison might have a solution.
No. 4: Not-So-Big Moves: The Tech Generation Rush Isn’t to Major Cities. It’s Away From Them
Why You Should Care: Because the move to superstar cities may have been overstated.
No. 5: Hairy Exhibit: Let Your Hair Down at This One-of-a-Kind Museum
Why You Should Care: The world’s only hair museum holds the locks of Ronald Reagan, Mike Rowe and Ozzy Osbourne.
No. 6: The Thread: Connecting Reagan’s Assassin and Lennon’s Killer
Why You Should Care: Because two of recent history’s most shocking crimes have some unexpected connections. Find out more in OZY’s new podcast.
No. 7: Opinion: Older Women Are Having a Moment on American TV
Why You Should Care: Representation matters, and women ages 50 and up have it right now on U.S. screens.
No. 8: Play Time: Welcome to the Artcade, Where Art and Gaming Collide
Why You Should Care: Around the world, a rising tide of artistic collectives and curators are bringing out the next generation of weird indie games.
No. 9: Ink Be Gone: Have a Terrible Tattoo? Blast It Away With This New Procedure
Why You Should Care: New technology means fewer treatments to eradicate that one bad decision.
No. 10: Bitter Memories: Why This Himalayan Region Is Home to 400 American Graves
Why You Should Care: Hundreds of American airmen died while flying over this treacherous route between Arunachal Pradesh and China.