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From a daredevil photographer to a literary preview of the year, here’s the best of OZY this week.
In a whirlwind week of unrest in Iran, boasts about button sizes and tip-offs of treasonous talks, you may have missed some delicious OZY treats. So we’ve gathered them up for you in one place. This weekend, sit back and read, watch and listen to this week’s highlights.
#1 Hold on Tight: Meet the Woman Risking It All for the Perfect Shot
Lucinda Grange has been climbing since she was a little girl — now she’s scaling skyscrapers in the name of art.
How do you keep your traditions alive when you’ve been plucked from your ancestral land?
#3 Believe It or Not: The Rice Capital of the Nation
Arkansas holds the title for a staple grain that may be the world’s most political crop.
Maria Zakharova is the perfect candidate to convey the Kremlin’s brazen defiance.
Born on the U.S. West Coast and raised in Australia, these über-healthy drinks are making a splash.
#6 Debate This: Could Tax Transparency Lead to Greater Equality?
While America’s rich keep getting richer and its poor poorer, it’s high time we divulge everyone’s numbers.
#7 Need to Know: Can This Biochemist Bypass Organ Donors?
Zimbabwean Kevin Dzobo is leading research to develop a stem cell patch that could heal injured tissue.
#8 Know This: Could a DIY Gizmo Light Up Puerto Rico?
Tens of thousands on the hurricane-struck island still have no electricity. A little hands-on help could change that.
#9 Remember This: The American Who Made Lithuania a Basketball Powerhouse
Thanks to Frank Lubin — otherwise known as Pranas Lubinas — basketball is Lithuania’s national sport.
#10 Start Planning: 13 Books to Watch For in the First Half of 2018
Here is a baker’s dozen of great books that speak to our times.
Breaking bread with bona fide leg breakers would trip up even the most steady-tempered of us. Which is how Phyllis Karas got the gig.