Recommended Reading May 22, 2020.

How to Vote by Mail in All 50 States. States are scrambling to hold elections in a pandemic. You should be preparing to vote by mail. By Harry Cheadle on the Vice Website.

Copper’s Virus-Killing Powers Were Known Even to the Ancients. The SARS-CoV-2 virus endures for days on plastic or metal but disintegrates soon after landing on copper surfaces. Here’s why. By Jim Morrison on the Smithsonian Website.

Inside the Making of ‘The Last Dance’. ‘The Last Dance’ documentary series that highlights Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls’ quest for a sixth NBA championship delivers on the hype. Here is how the film came together. By Rohan Nadkarni on the Sports Illustrated Website.

This 11-year-old ‘crochet prodigy’ uses his craft to give back. Jonah Larson has created a worldwide following, one stitch at a time. By Helen Ray on the Today Website.

This 1,000-Year-Old Mill Has Resumed Production Due to Demand for Flour. Dorset, England’s decommissioned Sturminster Newton Mill is a local tourist attraction. Now it’s back in the flour business for the first time in 50 years. By Jelisa Castrodale on the Food and Wine Website.

Art detectives go deep inside the criminal underworld on hunt for stolen Van Gogh. When a thief stole a multimillion-dollar painting by Vincent van Gogh from a small museum in the Netherlands last month, Octave Durham almost immediately found himself a person of interest. By Justin Rohrlich and Max de Haldevang on the Quartz Website.

Socially Distance This. Carnival Executives Knew They Had a Virus Problem, But Kept the Party Going. More than 1,500 people on the company’s cruise ships have been diagnosed with Covid-19, and dozens have died. By Austin Carr and Chris Palmeri on the Bloomberg Website.

Is this the end of Airbnb? Hosts are calling it the Airbnb apocalypse. But it’s more akin to an enema. By James Temperton on the Wired UK Website.

The Man Who Started Earth Day. Denis Hayes on why the first Earth Day went viral, the U.S. solar industry that could have been if Reagan hadn’t stopped it, and what he hopes we learn from the pandemic. By Jeff Goodell on the Rolling Stone Website.

Why Do Dogs Walk in Circles Before Lying Down? The answer has a little something to do with evolution. By Zoe Denenberg.

Zoos have little revenue but still must feed animals, who seem to miss their human audience. By Susanne Rust on the Los Angeles Times Website.

How to Cook & Bake with Lavender. Without making your food taste like grandma’s hand soap. By Kristine Wen on the ChowHound Website.

Can A Book Make You A Vegan? The novel Tender is the Flesh imagines a world where carnivores have turned to cannibalism. It’s the latest artwork to fly the flag for plant-based diets, writes Elizabeth Sulis Kim. By Elizabeth Sulis Kim on the BBC Website.

We lose more than just haircuts when barbershops and salons are closed. By Marc Bain on the Quartz Website.

Astronaut Jessica Meir Returns Home to a “Completely Different Planet”. After nearly seven months at the International Space Station, the Maine native is grateful for salads—but still processing the gravity of a world in quarantine. By Laura Regensdorf on the Vanity Fair Website.

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