Life is Short - although the subject matter could be called “self-help,” Graham’s writing somehow feels more pragmatic than most other articles I’d label that way. Particularly relevant to me this year was the reflection on limiting regret through intentional appreciation
The Case for Reparations - my introduction to Ta-Nehesi Coates. This article helps explain how and why America is distinctly plagued by racism.
U.S. Killing Of Iran’s Gen. Soleimani ‘Was Unlawful,’ U.N. Expert Says - published in July, NPR was doing its job by not forgetting about this issue amid everything that had happened in the preceding six months. Tragically, “The investigator also says the U.S. has not produced any proof to back its claim that the attack was justified by the need to stop an imminent attack.”
The Election That Could Break America - another helpful bookmark for a future where our uncertainty during these times might feel more vague. Another case where our fears outpaced reality. Update 2021-01-06: spoke too soon, there
How the Pandemic Will End - acknowledges how little we know and how much we’ve had to learn together. This will be important years from now, when it’s hard to remember exactly how we came to understand things. It’s also full of hope.
Is This American Resilience? - has a lot to say about American culture with some great reflection on the effects of September 11th in particular.
Unreal Engine 5 Revealed!. “We’ve added the ability to trigger seamless contextual animation events like her hand on the door.” Technology like this sometimes feels like the strongest argument in favor of simulation theory.