Why you should care
From blood donation to scandal TV, here’s the best of OZY this week.
This week, we learned how Hollywood is plumbing its own bad news to create compelling new shows. We also met a sunflower oil entrepreneur who is heating up African agribusiness and a woman who’s busting myths about blood donation in Nigeria.
Also, the new hub of trans rights is buzzing in Argentina, and a Japanese artist is creating a provocative new kind of political parody (you should see the Trump version!).
Here are our favorites on OZY this week.
No. 1: Looking Inward: Hollywood Has a New Profit Model: Its Own Scandals
Why You Should Care: Some of the most exciting new TV and film dramas are about the news and entertainment industry itself.
No. 2: Saving Lives: She Wants to Prevent Nigerians From Bleeding to Death
Why You Should Care: Because blood donation saves lives, and technology is making it easier to find a match.
No. 3: Sea Change: Why British Labour Is Losing Indian Voters
Why You Should Care: Because Britain’s largest ethnic minority could have a huge impact on Brexit and beyond.
No. 4: Hidden Boomers: A (Sunflower) Oil Baron Rises in Tanzania
Why You Should Care: Because agriculture can make the continent a global breadbasket.
No. 5: Path of Change: How Argentina Has Become the New Beacon of Trans Rights
Why You Should Care: The country is emerging as a regional beacon for trans rights in public life, from schools to hospitals.
No. 6: Listen Up: This Chicago-Born Star Is the New King of Latin Trap
Why You Should Care: As the genre expands, Ryen is at the forefront of the players defining its sound.
No. 7: Provocative Parody: An Instagrammable Twist on Traditional Japanese Art
Why You Should Care: Because you haven’t seen Donald Trump depicted quite like this before.
No. 8: A Doctor Speaks: Stop Scaring Folks: You Can’t Overdose From Fentanyl Exposure
Why You Should Care: Because this myth is dangerous to actual overdose victims.
No. 9: Look Closer: The Worst Rave Ever?
Why You Should Care: Lasers disrupt drones and cop cameras. And when pointed at various body parts?
No. 10: Spirit of 1976: How East Germany’s Answer to Leonard Cohen Was Kicked Out of the GDR
Why You Should Care: If you can’t handle criticism, banish the critics forever.