Our 10 Must-Read Stories — the OZY Highlight Reel
WHY YOU SHOULD CARE
From growing amazing grains to eating rolexes, here’s the best of OZY this week.
This week we’re keeping a close eye on the movement of the coronavirus around the globe and on all things regarding the U.S. presidential election.
In the lead-up to International Women’s Day on Sunday, we’re watching good people doing good things –– like Keshet Starr, who is helping Orthodox Jewish women ensnared in the agunah crisis escape domestic violence.
Enjoy the weekend with stories about a delicious snack with a curious name, a winery that shouldn’t exist, the slowest-ever marathon and the best book to read if you’re quarantined. Here are our favorites on OZY this week.
No. 1: She Gets Gets Done: The Lawyer Helping Free Orthodox Jewish Women — Through Divorce
Why You Should Care: Keshet Starr is serving domestic abuse clients — where faith is the weapon.
No. 2: Climate’s Changing Diets: Can Ancient Grains Save the Planet From Climate-Induced Starvation?
Why You Should Care: These grains might be our best chance at staving off hunger in the coming decades.
No. 3: Election 2020: Can You Vote Your Way Out of Homelessness?
Why You Should Care: Because homelessness is political.
No. 4: Going Viral: The Medieval Book to Read While Under Quarantine
Why You Should Care: Throughout history when faced with viral doom and gloom, people have turned to tales of lust and deceit.
No. 5: Boxing Clever: How an MMA Journeyman Shocked Everyone
Why You Should Care: Because this crossover fighter is only getting better.
No. 6: Rising Above: Can She Build the Google of the Skies?
Why You Should Care: Because the airport is the next stop for big data.
No. 7: Malbec Marvel: The Sky-High Winery That Shouldn’t Work, but Does
Why You Should Care: This high-altitude wine is the result of extreme temperatures, intense sunlight and unique soil.
No. 8: How to Eat a Rolex: This Popular Ugandan Street Snack Is Not a Watch
Why You Should Care: Because you haven’t had eggs until you’ve had an omelet rolled in a chapati.
No. 9: True Story: The Slowest Marathon in History Took More Than Half a Century to Complete
Why You Should Care: It was better late than never for this Japanese runner.