Why you should care
From trans rock stars to plane crash ghosts, here’s the best of OZY this week.
This week we probed a question that consistently pops up twice per year around the world: Is it time to ditch daylight saving time? Then we asked another question: Is the music industry industry ready to welcome a trans star into the fold?
One thing we know for sure: Apps are integral to our lives — and we continue to be amazed at how they evolve. For example, there’s activist app Telegram, which is an everyday tool in Uzbekistan. And dating apps are even changing the way we job hunt.
Read on for stories about East Africa’s Oprah, supercheap eats in Prague and the persistent ghosts of a 1970s plane crash. Here are our favorites on OZY this week.
No. 1: New Rhythms: Is the Music Industry Ready for a Trans Star?
Why You Should Care: From movies and TV to fashion and sports, trans people are making a mark. Music might finally be next.
No. 2: Time Shifting: The World Is Sick of Switching Clocks
Why You Should Care: Nations are increasingly moving away from daylight saving time.
No. 3: Swipe Right: How Dating Apps Are Changing the Way We Find Jobs
Why You Should Care: Employment search services inspired by dating apps are transforming the HR industry.
Why You Should Care: Doreen Peter Noni is changing the conversation around mental health.
No. 5: White Powder Policies: Is Weaponized Fentanyl the Next Terror Threat?
Why You Should Care: Because it’s not just users who can get sick from this drug.
No. 6: New Networking: How Telegram Conquered Uzbekistan
Why You Should Care: Activists’ favorite app is an everyday tool in Central Asia’s most populous nation.
No. 7: Cheap Eats: How to Stuff Yourself in Prague for the Price of a Soda
Why You Should Care: The jídelna is a haven for cheap eats and a slice of Czech history.
No. 8: New Waves: She’s Leading India’s Curl Revolution
Why You Should Care: The Indian beauty ideal for women is silky straight hair. Asha Barrak is helping others embrace a new standard.
No. 9: Around the World: How a Moscow Skyscraper Is Saving Assad From Western Sanctions
Why You Should Care: Russia is making sure Syria’s elite find a way around Western sanctions.