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Your 10 Weekend Treats: The OZY Highlights Reel

Your 10 Weekend Treats: The OZY Highlights Reel

By OZY Editors

WHY YOU SHOULD CARE

From fashion in Vietnam to the Middle East’s next Marvel, here’s the best of OZY this week.

By OZY Editors

It’s been a trying week, marked by the aftermath of last week’s mass shooting in Florida, civilian slaughter in Syria and a devastating plane crash in Iran. OZY’s here to help you see beyond the daily news cycle, and we’ve gathered some of our best forward-looking features from the past seven days. So sit back, relax and enjoy.

No. 1: Be inspired: This Bayou-Bred Snowboarding Mama Is the Face of 2018’s Paralympic Games

 

Cancer robbed Brenna Huckaby of her gymnastics dreams; now she’s going for gold on para snowboarding’s biggest stage.
Why You Should Care: Because your light may be at the end of a very surprising tunnel. 

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No. 2: Understand: The Black Path to the Black Panther

 

Call it savvy business or a push that picked up steam when Hitler raged, but for Marvel, the Black Panther was a no-brainer. And for Black kids in ’70s Brooklyn? Glorious.
Why You Should Care: Because sometimes you should believe the hype.

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No. 3: Hit the runway: Your Next Hot Fashion Is Made in Vietnam

 

A new generation of designers is bringing international attention to Vietnam.
Why You Should Care: Because Vietnam is no more about making cheap clothes.

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No. 4: One to watch: The U.S. State With the Most Bipolar Politics

 

Why can’t Wisconsin make up its mind? The birthplace of progressivism and the Republican Party is a modern-day seesaw.
Why You Should Care: Because the Wisconsin way could predict how the rest of the nation goes.

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No. 5: Meet: The Teen Survivor Calling BS on the NRA

 

18-year-old Emma González from Parkland, Florida, is unafraid of challenging the biggest powers in American politics.
Why You Should Care: Because this time might be different.

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No. 6: Go green: Farms Take Root Among NYC’s Skyscrapers

 

Fueled by chefs and foodies who want fresher produce, agriculture is moving indoors in the Big Apple.
Why You Should Care: Because this could be the future of farming.

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No. 7: Believe it or not: It’s Harder to Become a Hair-Braider Than an EMT. Who’s to Blame?

 

This roadblock for small businesses is motivating the left and the right to act.
Why You Should Care: Because unnecessary licensing hurts the middle class most.

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No. 8: Check it out: This Feisty Egyptian Comic Wants to Be the Next Marvel

 

Six superheroes thwart fictional evils that bear resemblance to the country’s current ills. 
Why You Should Care: These stories are a rallying call for change. 

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No. 9: Did you know: How Four Undergrads Got the Scoop on the Unabomber

 

When the FBI arrested letter-bombing anarchist Ted Kaczynski, some Montana journalism students turned a hunch and a little luck into iconic images.   
Why You Should Care: Because you need to answer when opportunity knocks.

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No. 10: Go there: Honoring the Human History of Hurt — Museums That Celebrate Pain

 

These halls of horror pay homage to seriously twisted times in our past.
Why You Should Care: It’s all about the wince factor.

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