Reading Time: 15 minutes Award-winning photojournalist Steve McCurry is perhaps best known for his iconic picture of “Afghan Girl.” Edward Girardet explores where the Philadelphia-based photographer is today.
Reading Time: 5 minutes Jean-Christian Agid — who interviewed in 2020 the 22-year-old poet Amanda Gorman, who performed at Joe Biden’s Inauguration — explores the importance current and past presidents have placed on poetry at their inaugurations.
Reading Time: 3 minutes While many die-hard Trump supporters are moving off Twitter, one website has kept a record of all the president’s tweets, in perpetuity.
Reading Time: 7 minutes The American system was tested and survived the trial of 2020, battered but still largely intact.
Reading Time: 5 minutes In addition to hard-hitting news, WhoWhatWhy brings you insightful, sometimes controversial, sometimes hilarious, and always thought-provoking commentary and opinion. Here are some of our favorite pieces from this year.
Reading Time: 8 minutes As British naturalist David Attenborough — an indisputable “influencer” of today’s youth — has noted on various occasions, time is running out for our planet. The move to action may now lie in the hands of young people. Maybe it’s time to do more than simply pretend that we are listening to the concerns of the new generation.
Reading Time: 3 minutes One of the things that sets WhoWhatWhy apart from other news sites is that nearly all of our articles come with their own artwork. These “panoramas” offer a visual representation of what the stories are about. Here are some of our favorites from 2020.
Reading Time: 6 minutes Today’s Russian performance artists want nothing less than to annihilate political power.
Reading Time: 7 minutes The most respected golfer in the world—Jack Nicklaus—has suddenly become a shill for the biggest cheater in the game—Donald J. Trump. Say what?!
Reading Time: 17 minutes Do 1,200 books about the Trump era really help us understand anything?