Each week, we share the top five articles that caught our attention. Here are your must-reads, published here and abroad, for the week of August 20th 2018.
Women of the Yakuza
Photographer Chloé Jafé’s new series lends a voice to the notoriously closed subculture of women associated with the Yakuza.
→ Read it on Dazed Digital
Dark chocolate to keep the doctor away
Seemingly overnight, dark chocolate went from sweet treat to healthy snack (in moderation, of course). How? The Mars company sponsored hundreds of scientific studies to show that cocoa is good for you.
→ Read it on Vox
Poetry is making a comeback
A young generation of artists is winning prizes, acclaim and legions of readers by exploring identity in new ways.
→ Read it on The Atlantic
Big Pharma and the economy of drugs
For big pharma, the perfect patient is wealthy, permanently ill and a daily pill-popper. Will medicine ever recover?
→ Read it on Aeon
How Stories changed the way we love
In the ‘film it all’ era of social media, what at first felt like carefree fun has for many become an endless, anxious routine of brand maintenance. After a late night epiphany, Olivia Ovenden looks at where we are two years into the Stories experiment.
→ Read it on Esquire
In your earbuds: RUDE
Social justice work comes with big wins, but it’s also a helluva lot of gruelling, isolating and exhausting work. The RUDE podcast sprouted from the collective struggle for a more just and inclusive world.
→ À écouter sur Soundcloud
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