It’s Friday the 13th today, but for some uplifting news to carry you through the weekend, read Barry Petchesky’s piece for Deadspin “A 79-Year-Old Nicknamed “Big Mama” Just Shot Her Age At The U.S. Senior Women’s Open.”
The AV Club also did a new AVQ&A to answer Assistant TV Editor Danette Chavez’s dire question: “He’s fought earthquakes, giant mutant animals, and now, with Skyscraper, buildings. What should Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson fight next in a movie?” Read their answers here.
While Elon Musk’s submarine didn’t quite make it to Thailand in time to save the soccer team trapped in a cave, Earther’s Yessenia Funes spoke to Flint, Michigan Mayor Karen Weaver about what the Tesla and SpaceX CEO could actually do to help the Flint water crisis. And Ryan Felton from Jalopnik spoke to journalist and author of The Poisoned City, Anna Clark about what Musk could do to help fix the water infrastructure issues there.
Gizmodo’s Jennings Brown interviewed Insane Clown Posse’s Violent J and his daughter Ruby Bruce Lee about their new series “The Snake Busters,” and the striking similarities between juggalos and furries.
Our team also published a lot of other important and compelling journalism. Below is a round-up of some of the best stories published across the Kinja network during the past week.