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Whenever Swarnali's essays appear in my inbox, I know I'm going to find time to give them my full attention. They move through history, colonialism, grief, and beauty with equal richness and the weight of someone who sees the world clearly and fully and with a whole heart and open mind.
I absolutely love this newsletter! There are plenty of resources out there encouraging us to follow curiosity, but none manages to pull me out of my malaise and fatalism quite like Mike does. Fun, self-deprecating, and fascinating. I look forward to every issue.
I love the voice and beauty of Elizabeth Aquino's writing, and in every newsletter she brings my mind to a turn, an idea, or a perspective I never saw coming and I end up thinking about it for the rest of the day.
Garrett writes in ways that are both honest and healing. I don't truly know anyone else doing similar work, or at least not as effectively.
Kathleen McLaughlin, author of the book Blood Money on the blood plasma industry, is a veteran journalist who's been reporting from the U.S. and China on class, labor, and the demise of local news for decades. You want to know what's happened to your community news and the American precariat class? McLaughlin's reporting has insights you'll get nowhere else.
There is no newsletter I read that is more relevant (or more powerfully written) for how we act as humans, and how we will live together.