Why you should care
From weed that can save wildlife to Bolivia's vanishing spuds, here’s the best of OZY this week.
It’s been a devastating week in the news. So here are a few good news stories. First: Colombia is providing a new gateway to justice to reduce reliance on gangsters. And second: A “Girl Icon” leadership program in India is helping teens stay in school and away from early marriage. We also learned how legalizing marijuana is good for wildlife.
Read on for stories about UFC’s best-dressed brawler, how Ireland is the superhero of data protection and how encaustic painting is helping women in the Balkans. Here are our favorites on OZY this week.
No. 1: Who Cares: Can Hidden Networks of Suburban Women Swing the Midwest Blue?
Why You Should Care: Because a new political network is emerging from the shadows.
No. 2: Hidden Homeless: Why Native Americans in Seattle Disproportionately Live on the Streets
Why You Should Care: Building a future where Native Americans don’t grow old outside means sifting through the past.
No. 3: Legal Leg Up: Why Colombians Are Finally Deleting Gangsters From Their Speed Dial
Why You Should Care: Colombia finally has a shot at breaking the stranglehold of gangs on its justice system.
No. 4: Weed Matters: Legalize Marijuana, Save Wildlife
Why You Should Care: Because illegal cannabis grows take a toll on public lands.
No. 5: Style Guy: The UFC’s Best-Dressed Brawler Is Ready for His Close-Up
Why You Should Care: Because he’s bringing the red carpet to the Octagon.
Why You Should Care: Because this “Girl Icon” program is helping keep girls in school and out of child marriages.
No. 7: New Climate Change Frontiers: Bolivia’s Potatoes Are Vanishing
Why You Should Care: The Aymara people could lose their most dependable food source.
No. 8: Anti-Spy Superhero: Worried About Your Data? Ireland’s Got Your Back
Why You Should Care: Ireland’s data protections are the best in the world — and counter a rising tide of surveillance.
No. 9: Painting With Wax: The Strange Art of Ironing Out Depression
Why You Should Care: Zdena Šarić is spreading the gospel of encaustic painting in the Balkans.
No. 10: Frump Fashion: The Anti-Imperialist History of the Untucked Shirt
Why You Should Care: Disdain for the suit and tie might be hipster today, but it started as an anti-colonial thing.