For a person who's lived in San Francisco for almost 10 years, I don't get up to wine country all that often. However, a good friend just moved to downtown Napa, so I'm hoping to reinvigorate my efforts to get up there - and maybe try a few things on this list!
The details of history are just as poignant and important as the wide thematic swathes we learn in school. This is just one of many fascinating things I've read coming out of the new Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, and I'm going to make visiting a priority next time I'm in Washington DC.
One last article on the Olympics: I'm always a little disappointed to read about the money and politics behind the games, but at the same time I find this stuff fascinating. Athletes really have minefields to navigate outside their actual sports.
Road Dahl is one of those historical figures with a messy past who begs the question of how much people are a product of their time. With that said: his work absolutely entraptured me as a child. I think any of us who loved his books will recognize the source of all that magic here.