Category: Culture

Book review: The World in a Grain of Sand

The World in a Grain: The Story of Sand and How It Transformed Civilization Vince Beiser | Riverhead Books $37, 294 pages The opening chapter of this book by Los Angeles-based, Vancouver-raiser freelance journalist Beiser is titled The Most Important Substance on Earth. By the end of his well-researched study of the “something most of us barely ever thing about…

Radio Atlantic: When Does Hollywood’s Diversity Become Real Representation?

Subscribe to Radio Atlantic: Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Stitcher | Google Play With movies like Crazy Rich Asians, BlacKkKlansman, and Sorry To Bother You out in theaters, Hollywood is trying to mute the complaint that it lacks racial and ethnic diversity, to avoid another #OscarsSoWhite. But depicting people of color onscreen was always the easy part. Next comes a…