For the uninitiated, Homegrown contributor, Asif Khan (Writer/ Photographer/Opinionator) rounds up some of the more riveting cultural reads from the interweb every week and sews them all into a single seam for you to read in one place. This week’s medley includes a neuroscientist who discovered he was a psychopath, an article about Cuba’s identity crisis,an inside story of the new slums of Baghdad, an in-depth scientific approach as to why we shouldn’t be afraid of chemicals and perhaps best of all, Malcolm Gladwell’s latest.
I. A neuroscientist discovered that his mind had patterns similar to those of psychopathic minds he had been studying.
II. The experience of traveling to Cuba with a six year daughter who is half Cuban, questions about identity and how the place is trapped between being a prison and paradise.
III. The New Slums of Baghdad
IV. Why people hate any mention of chemicals and why they shouldn’t.
Read the full story here.
Words: Asif Khan