This week — Andrew Cuomo, data visualisation in 1849, Sealand, and a personal memoir about a friend lost to ISIS.
If you only read one thing — The New York Times on an Uighur family's struggles is worth the time.
In addition - Clippings this week include a William Faulkner speech and a Michael Lewis podcast about fairness.
Her Uighur Parents Were Model Chinese Citizens. It Didn’t Matter. | The New York Times | Society
The gripping personal story of one Uighur family's struggles across two generations facing the repressive restrictions in place in the region.
Andrew Cuomo, a Man Alone | Politico | Politics
The Governor of New York is someone said to be having a 'good crisis', providing robust daily briefings and an all action style in taking on covid-19. This profile looks deeper into the workings of a man with fairly transparent ambitions on the biggest job in US politics.
Infographics in the Time of Cholera | ProPublica | History
A look at an early example of journalistic data visualisation in The New York Tribune, used to visualise a cholera outbreak in 1849.
Every Inch of Earth | Guernica | Life
The author writes about his friend and collaborator, with whom he founded a photo agency in Iraq, before he was taken by ISIS.
The Pint-Size Nation off the English Coast | The Atlantic | Life
The story of Sealand, a World War II sea defence tower just off the cost of England in the North Sea, 'conquered' by a former Army Major on behalf of his wife in 1966.