Why you should care
From new burkinis to a speedo-wearing superstar, here’s the best of OZY this week.
This week we met an inspiring man who is leading the campaign for justice in his journalist mother’s murder and an underground musician whose varied work is making him one of Germany’s most sought-after producers.
We also got a glimpse of the latest in full-coverage Egyptian swimwear (say hello to the new burkini) and of the itsy-bitsy speedo worn by a new superstar triathlete to watch.
Read on for stories about drive-thru menus personalized to you, a dead philosopher going viral on YouTube and a secret climbing mecca in Malaysia. Here are our favorites on OZY this week.
No. 1: Truth Seeker: A Murdered Journalist’s Son Fights Back to Revive Her Craft
Why You Should Care: Because Matthew Caruana Galizia is reviving corruption-busting reporting in a country that needs it.
No. 2: Fries With That?: Coming Soon: A.I.-Powered Personalized Restaurant Menus
Why You Should Care: These menus could fundamentally transform the way you order food at restaurants…
No. 3: Making a Splash: Egypt’s New Burkinis Aren’t So Itsy Bitsy
Why You Should Care: Because this new swimwear for conservative Muslims will either sink or swim.
No. 4: Music Man: Meet the Man Behind Germany’s Coolest Sounds
Why You Should Care: Max Rieger just wants to make a living, but he’s fast becoming an underground Rick Rubin.
No. 5: Posthumous Popularity: A Dead Philosopher Makes New Connections on YouTube
Why You Should Care: Because spiritual reincarnation is often just a technological leap away.
No. 6: New in Matchmaking: Looking for Love? Blockchain to the Rescue
Why You Should Care: A wave of blockchain-based dating apps promises to make finding love safer and more transparent than ever.
No. 7: More Than Solo: The New Face of Triathlon Wears a Watermelon Speedo
Why You Should Care: Justin Lippert is eye-catching but also one of the best in the game.
No. 8: Three’s Not a Crowd: Shared Living Seems Like It Sucks. So Why Is It Taking Off in Asia?
Why You Should Care: Despite obvious downsides, formalized co-living arrangements are catching fire with certain renters.
No. 9: Going Up: The Secret Stunning Climbs Behind the Batu Caves
Why You Should Care: If you’re a climber and you haven’t scaled Nyamuk, you’re missing out.
No. 10: Secret Lives: One of America’s First Nursing Homes Was a Killer’s Playground
Why You Should Care: In her early nursing home, Amy Archer-Gilligan had free rein to kill.