Hello and welcome to The Highlighter #104! Today’s issue falls early in my birthday month, that prime eight-plus-percent portion of the year when the peaches are plentiful. If you also have an August birthday, let me know; we have to stick together.
I’m proud of this week’s articles, three of which come from publications not previously highlighted in the newsletter. We begin with a piece on Brooklyn Museum’s new exhibit on the history of lynching in the United States, prepared in collaboration with the Equal Justice Initiative. The second piece, an exposé involving Seattle high school football coaches, student-athletes, district officials, and federal laws geared to protect homeless students, is my pick of the week.
Don’t get so engrossed in your reading, though, to miss this week’s pet photo. It’s a winner. (Keep sending your submissions!) Closing out today’s issue are two excellent articles about industries going in opposite directions. First there’s the burgeoning newspaper industry, as detailed in a piece about the New York Times and the Washington Post. Then there’s the floundering weight-loss industry, as revealed in a piece about Weight Watchers and its recent push to attract Millennials. Enjoy this issue!