Why you should care
From an alien fashion trend to lessons from space, here is the best of OZY this week.
This week we learned about a stark new fashion trend: influencers and drag performers who are popularizing a less human-looking aesthetic — somewhat like Hollywood’s typical depictions of aliens. And we met a man who is on the verge of enabling electric vehicles to charge in as little time as it takes to fill a tank of gas.
Read on for stories about why the Soviet Union lost the space race, stunning alternatives to Machu Picchu, a version of Friends for modern Orthodox Jews and the next Steve Irwin. Here are our favorites on OZY this week.
No. 1: Special Series: Can the New Space Race Really Make America Great Again?
Why You Should Care: For some, Apollo 11 is all about proving American superiority. But that’s not the real lesson here.
No. 2: Out of This World: Alien Beauty Invades the World of Fashion
Why You Should Care: This subculture reflects the reality of the post-gender world.
No. 3: Take a Different Hike: Why Peru Wants You to Avoid Machu Picchu
Why You Should Care: Amid growing concerns about overcrowding, the Peruvian tourism industry is now luring visitors to other stunning trails and historic venues.
No. 4: Good News: How Nigeria Is Winning the Battle Against HIV
Why You Should Care: The country’s fight against HIV starts with the basics: knowing whether you have it.
No. 5: Love Curiously: The Filmmaker Creating ‘Friends’ for Modern Orthodox Jews
Why You Should Care: Leah Gottfried is documenting the complex love lives of an often overlooked community.
No. 6: Special Series: What If You Could Charge an Electric Car as Fast as Filling the Tank?
Why You Should Care: Because a battery revolution could be upon us.
No. 7: Beyond the Border: Refugee Ripple Effect: The ‘Send Them Back’ Strategy Is Spreading
Why You Should Care: Nations are increasingly violating international law and returning refugees to war zones.
No. 8: Animal Man: The Next Steve Irwin Brings Species Back From the Dead
Why You Should Care: Because Forrest Galante is finding species the world gave up on.
No. 9: Immodest Proposal: Equal Pay for Women’s Sports? That’s Not Nearly Enough
Why You Should Care: Female athletes also need equal time in the public eye.