African Arguments is running a fantastic ten-part series on African political thought, complete with reading lists and videos
Helicopter parenting in the US can’t just be attributed to a status-obsessed culture; it’s more fundamentally driven by our lack of economic mobility
Just for Berkeley grad students: are you beginning an original research project soon? Do you want to learn more about the logistics and ethics of doing research? Justine Davis and I are launching the Research in Practice Working Group at the D-Lab with a kickoff meeting on Thursday next week. Come to talk about your research design, stay for the wine!
Song of the Week: it might be too early to conclude that this is the video of the year, but Blitz the Ambassador’s video for Shine is a perpetual favorite. A gorgeous meditation on tradition and contemporary culture, race and vulnerability, familial love, and exuberant confidence.