The "If It's Belgium..." Issue
Enjoy this slightly Tardy For The Sunday issue of the Newsletter.
I am scrambling to get to the airport for what is basically a work trip sandwich. Two usual work stints at either end of the trip but a thin slice of Gouda, or perhaps a cube of Edam will be had in Amsterdam, where I’m stopping off to see the (supposedly marvelous but unbelievably crowded) Vermeer exhibit.
I will be back to you week hopefully next week. I gotta go sort out find my European power converters, scrounge up my Euros, and head out.
There is certainly a lot going on. So here’s the not-yet-jetlagged news of the week— Politics, Business, Health, Pop Culture, The Arts, Sports, and more. Just for you, from me, curated with care and a very distinct point of view.
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Thank you, contributors! I really appreciate this week’s offerings. Especially this one that took the form of a correction of my sub-par insect knowledge:
Subscriber Janet W. properly let me know that I myself had a horrible instance of unconscious gender bias last week. I wrote, ”Ants, for me, are like, oh I will just brush this ant off my fruit and everything is fine (okay it’s more like I will smush this ant in a tissue and throw him away).” She let me know that the fact of the ant matter is that “worker ants, like worker bees, are female. The only duty of male ants is to mate with the queen.” She was also extremely generous, saying “Other than giving male insects more credit than they deserve, your weekly letter is terrific.”
I apologize to every hard-working female ant who is likely marching on my countertops at the beach and I thank every careful and supportive reader I have.
The Pic(k) of the Week:
How Rural America Steals Girls Futures via The Atlantic
VP Kamala Harris Becomes Republicans’ Go To Target After Biden Launches 2024 Re-Election Bid via USA Today
South Carolina Democrats Elect First Black Woman To Run State Party via The New York Times
Pope Francis Gives Women Historic Right To Vote At Meeting via BBC News
Bed, Bath & Beyond CEO Is The Latest Example Of A Female Leader Facing A ‘Glass Cliff’ via Fortune
CRIME & PUNISHMENT:
What The Trump Rape Trial Has Already Revealed via The Washington Post
PREGNANCY & PARENTING:
Are We All Secretly Co-Sleeping? via The Cut
CVS Health CEO Karen Lynch Wants Better Care For New Moms At Risk Of Post-Partum Depression: “We Never Talk About It” via Fortune
To Prevent Preeclampsia, Expterts Push For Broader Blood Pressure Testing At Home via STAT News
THE ARTS, SPORTS & POP CULTURE:
Why Women Never Stop Coming Of Age via The Atlantic
Rachel Weisz and The Glorious Horrors Of Childbirth via The New York Times
’What ‘Housewife’ Isn’t On Ozempic?’ How A Weight Loss Craze Is Shaping Reality TV via The Wall Street Journal
My Marriage Was Never The Same After ‘That’ via The Cut
Long Before Serena Williams, There Was Ora Washington. Few Remember Her. via The Washngton Post
WHAT’S NOT TO LOVE ABOUT…?:
Carol Burnett, At 90, Has A Story For Everything via Vulture