This week, we’re sharing stories from Abrahm Lustgarten, Greg Jaffe, Omari Weekes and Elias Rodriques, Jeremy Lybarger and Cat Cardenas and Christian Wallace.
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1. Climate Change Will Force a New American Migration
Abrahm Lustgarten | ProPublica | September 15, 2020 | 24 minutes (6,133 words)
“Wildfires rage in the West. Hurricanes batter the East. Droughts and floods wreak damage throughout the nation. Life has become increasingly untenable in the hardest-hit areas, but if the people there move, where will everyone go?”
2. A Pandemic, a Motel Without Power, and a Potentially Terrifying Glimpse of Orlando’s Future
Greg Jaffe | The Washington Post | September 10, 2020 | 17 minutes (4,400 words)
The economic collapse has pushed vulnerable families living in motels near Disney World to the brink.
3. A Close Reading of Randall Kenan, Who Paid Rare Attention to Black Complexity
Omari Weekes, Elias Rodriques | LitHub | September 16, 2020 | 17 minutes (4,444 words)
“Omari Weekes and Elias Rodriques in conversation about the late writer.”
4. Fag Rag: The ’70s Paper Of Gay Political Revolution
Jeremy Lybarger | Columbia Journalism Review | September 11, 2020 | 10 minutes (2,608 words)
“Fag Rag wasn’t an idealistic publication; it didn’t suggest that a gay utopia was possible or even desirable. Instead, it pushed for a political revolution that wouldn’t come at the expense of other marginalized groups.”
5. Top Dog: An Oral History of “Wishbone”
Cat Cardenas, Christian Wallace | Texas Monthly | September 16, 2020 | 32 minutes (8,100 words)
“No one had ever done this before. No one had ever put a dog in the middle of the Civil War. How do you actually make that happen?”