Meet the woman who invented the Moomins
Welcome to Vox’s weekly book link roundup, a curated selection of the internet’s best writing on books and related subjects. Lots of people are struggling right now. But I think books are a helpful salve — if you can get your mind into a place to read. It feels good to focus on something finite,…
Texas’s election law could disenfranchise millions during a pandemic
Texas has one of the most restrictive absentee ballot laws in the country. Even under ordinary circumstances, this means that many Texans will have a tougher time casting a ballot than voters in most other states. During a pandemic that could prevent millions of voters from venturing to the polls, however, Texas’s law could wind…
“We are on our own”: How the coronavirus pandemic is hurting child care workers
Miren Algorri has been a licensed day care provider for 22 years — her 23rd anniversary is coming up this month. Ordinarily, Algorri and her assistant take care of up to 14 kids in her home in Chula Vista, California. The youngest right now is 16 months old. “We still rock him to sleep,” Algorri…
Wash your damn hands
With Covid-19 cases spreading across the globe, there’s never been a better time to brush up on one of the easiest ways to avoid the spread of infectious disease: proper, consistent hand hygiene. Everyone from the WHO to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has repeatedly emphasized regular hand-washing (or hand sanitizer if…
Meghan Markle’s Post-Royal Film Debut Is Exactly What Her Fans Needed
“[Meghan] was absolutely intrigued by the elephants and transfixed, especially by the female empowerment side,” Vanessa Berlowitz, who made the film alongside Mark Linfield, explained to People. “How important the matriarchs are to the story; it really is all about female leadership. It’s a different form of power — it’s about consensual leadership. It’s also…