Environmental Catastrophe in Wisconsin and Other Stories


BY ERIN BLAKEMORE

A town that once thrived on the tourism around its famed natural springs is seeking water from faraway Lake Michigan.

The strange tale of Waukesha’s miracle water, aquatic entrepreneurship, and the slow creep of contamination.

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BY MATTHEW WILLS

Eisenhower experimented with TV. JFK famously looked better on air than Nixon. But Reagan was the first televisually-native President.

BY LIVIA GERSHON

Public housing wasn’t seen as an “underclass” program until it was diversified in the 1950s and expanded to African-Americans.

BY PETER FEUERHERD

In exchange for Utah’s entrance to the Union, Mormon leadership abandoned polygamy as an official practice.

BY CLAIRE PRESTON

From The Public Domain Review: exploring polymath Thomas Browne’s extraordinary catalogue amid the wider context of a Renaissance preoccupation with lost intellectual treasures.

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JSTOR Daily editors select stories that bridge the gap between news and scholarship. This week’s picks cover the placebo effect, uptalk, and the ongoing opioid epidemic.

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About eslkevin

I am a peace educator who has taken time to teach and work in countries such as the USA, Germany, Japan, Nicaragua, Mexico, the UAE, Kuwait, Oman over the past 4 decades.
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