A lot happened in Week 19. One of the things was good, the rest … well, you know. And on this line of thinking, there is so much news that a few minutes, an hour, a whole night, away from your phone (or the news in general) feels like a vacation. My dad visited me last weekend and I didn’t spend a lot of time on my phone or looking at the news, but when I did, it was like getting crushed. BuzzFeed wrote a really great article about this, which you can read:
- Donald Trump And America’s National Nervous Breakdown Unlocking your phone these days is a nightmare. (BuzzFeed)
It doesn’t necessarily offer any solutions, but it does help to know that we’re all in this together. And now onto the links.
- How A 20-Year-Old Exorcism Sent Me In Search Of Korea’s Cult Problem In 1996, my uncle took part in a prayer ritual that left a woman dead. In the midst of new scandals, I began to wonder if his crime might be connected to the larger phenomenon of Korean religious cults. (BuzzFeed)
- Sorting Through a Hoarder’s Lifetime of Clutter, We Learned the Meaning of Love When my boyfriend took a job helping a widow clean out her house, among the urine-soaked rugs and years-old piles of laundry, I saw our relationship in a new light. (Narratively)
- The Art of Birds, Revealed Through an Altered Reality (National Geographic)