LILY.// “The cold cases invite speculation. We are programmed to seek order in the universe, to chain a series of facts into a narrative that is meaningful to us. This Outdoor magazine long read– about the only Park Service ranger to go missing and never to be found – is one of those stories you’ll keep flipping around in your head like a pebble. It’s a real mystery of the unresolved genre, the kind that reminds us that no matter how much we want the clues and details to fit together, some truths will always remain beyond our power to lock together.
SEE.// Two years ago, one of the world’s most fascinating dance companies, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, commissioned Donald Byrd’s “Greenwood,” which explores the 1921 Tulsa Running Massacre through dance. This year, the company broadcasts “The Greenwood Story”, which brings together rehearsal footage, performance videos and documentary clips to present a behind-the-scenes look at the creation of this work of art. It’s a powerful testament to how the past and the present are in constant dialogue, and how art can mediate that dialogue. (This video can be viewed on YouTube until Tuesday, June 8 at 7 p.m. EDT.)
TO DRINK.// Royal Squabble Kölsch from Falling Knife Brewing Co.
I’m grateful to the friend who saw Falling Knife’s Royal Squabble, a Kölsch aged in gin cask with Meyer lemon, and knew it would be in my alley. It’s sweet, botanical, and elegant, yet still thirst-quenching and sunny – a lovely summer beer to savor or just drink in the garden on the hottest day of the month.