Issue 3: Journeys

So I’m going to start doing themes each week. This week is Journeys.

  • Roots and Genes by Alondra Nelson — ‘Roots’ sparked an African-American quest for identity through family history. Does DNA finally provide firm grounds?
  • Breaking Ground by Amy Qin — China may soon be the world’s biggest producer of wine. In his father’s hometown, a prominent architect — and unlikely winemaker — sees a new Napa.
  • The Clandestine Adventures of Alice in Saudi Land by Jasmine Bager — At a discreet all-female book club in a shadowy Saudi café, women subtly push for societal change — with a little help from an imaginative heroine who turns 150 this year.

Meanwhile, I’ll make the long cold journey back to my house. Fortunately, the high is 29 today. As a Chicagoland native, I have two favorite hobbies. The first is telling horror stories about how cold Chicago gets to people who come from sunny places like California or Texas. The other is constantly b*tching about the cold.

As always, submit stories if you read or see anything that should be featured in this newsletter! Also looking for more multimedia work. Thanks for subscribing and thanks for all your support! :)

Until next time.

-rc