Jean Pierre’s expression is hard, severe. His eyes are those of a man who has been fighting most of his life. He has spent the last few years across the border, in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), hiding in the forest as a fugitive, raiding villages and attacking army outposts….
Oliver Campbell is a picture of childhood contentment. At just under two years old he is experimenting with words and is happily peppering his creative endeavours with them. But inside Oliver’s head something extraordinary is happening. Currents from tiny electrodes, curled inside the snail-shaped cochlea of his inner ear, are stimulating his auditory nerve, allowing him to hear. Take them away and Oliver’s world would be thrown into confusion. Read more
Photograph: Suki Dhanda for the Observer
Today In History
‘Lorraine Hansberry’s drama, A Raisin in the Sun, opened at the Barrymore Theater in New York on this date March 11, 1959. This was the first play written by a Black woman to be performed on Broadway.’
(photo: Lorraine Hansberry)
- CARTER Magazine
Denzel Washington and Diahann Carroll are currently starring in the latest Broadway production of this play.
"What in the world was an American woman doing flying a plane alone to Saudi Arabia where no woman was allowed to drive a car? Well, actually Geraldine “Jerrie” Mock was flying her Cessna around the world and she was already two weeks into a flight that no woman had yet completed, not even the indomitable Amelia Earhart.”
A self-contained village in the Netherlands is modernizing the way we care for dementia patients.
I felt as if I’d been there for days.
"Now, therefore, I, William J. Clinton, President of the United States of America, do hereby proclaim the week of February 21-27, 1993, as "American Wine Appreciation Week." I call upon the people of the United States to observe this week with appropriate ceremonies and activities."
That’s right, it’s American Wine Appreciation Week! Be sure to start off your weekend with “appropriate ceremonies and activities” y’all.
-from the Clinton Library
A 17-year-old student is calling on education secretary, Michael Gove, to help end female genital mutilation in Britain by asking headteachers to train and inform teachers and parents about the horrors of the practice. theguardian.com/end-fgm