Happy Thursday! Thank you, loyal readers new and old, for opening today’s issue of the Highlighter. One tidbit about this newsletter is that each week starts fresh, which means I typically don’t save articles for future issues. If a piece doesn’t make the cut, that’s too bad. In general, I like this approach, because there’s an immediacy to the process, but the downside is that some weeks teem with outstanding articles, while other weeks leave me scrounging for days for pieces worthy of your time.
That’s all to say that I’m happy to report that high-quality writing was in abundance this week. I’m confident that you’ll appreciate all four pieces. Today’s lead article
offers a measured account of The 1619 Project
, its contributions to our culture, and the outcry that followed its publication last August. If historiography isn’t your thing, take in an inspiring profile of Angela Davis and a stimulating interview of Isabel Wilkerson. Both pieces will help center you. If they don’t, you can always resort to making yourself an elaborate paper planner, which promises to allay your anxiety. Please enjoy!