Sunday Paper Recommends — Week of September 25, 2022
At The Sunday Paper, we want to inspire you to gather at your table—virtually or with friends and family—and open your heart and mind to conversations that will move the needle. After all, the dinner table is where we connect on topics and map out the changes we can all make that’ll truly make an impact.
This week, to encourage your conversations, we recommend checking out the following:
What We're Reading:
What does it mean to belong? In her new book On Belonging: Finding Connection in an Age of Isolation, Kim Samuel discusses how answering this question can help us advance public policy, urban planning, education, and community planning. Samuel is the founder of the Samuel Centre for Social Connectedness. To learn more about her work, click here.
We are also loving Steve Case's new book The Rise of The Rest: How Entrepreneurs in Surprising Places are Building the New American Dream. With the right support, entrepreneurs can use their vibrant energy to transform cities. Read an exclusive excerpt here.
What We're Listening To:
Have you ever sought advice from an online influencer? These days, many content creators claim to be experts in wellness, finance, dating, and more. The new podcast Scamfluencers unpacks deceptions of social media. Hosts Scaachi Koul and Sarah Hagi go deep, focusing on a specific story in each episode. Recently the hosts talked about the story of Kiran and Jyoti Matharoo, two sisters who were arrested for claiming to be the mastermind behind a gossip site that blackmails Nigerian billionaires.
What We're Watching:
Tonight marks the beginning of Rosh Hashanah. Ken Burns recently released a new documentary The U.S. and the Holocaust, a 3 episode series reflecting on America's lack of support for the Jewish community when they were fled from Nazi Germany. During the Holocaust, many countries issued visas to help Jewish people survive, including Germany's ally Japan. What held America back from upholding its founding ideals? Watch the trailer below: