In the ’50s and ’60s, the Reverend Will Campbell marched with MLK Jr. and worked to desegregate the University of Mississippi. Later, broke, he took a job as Waylon Jennings’ roadie and occasional spiritual guru. Afterward, his ministry grew even stranger and more itinerant.
Tuesday, June 4
Our sponsor this week is Warby Parker, whose Ocean Avenue Collection of sunglasses and eyeglasses is inspired by New York City in the 1970s and 1980s. The new eyeglasses are $95 (including prescription lenses) and crafted from custom acetate in hues like Sea Glass Blue, Driftwood, Orange Fizz, and Chocolate Soda.
To celebrate the collection—and pay homage to post-Sandy Coney Island—Warby Parker teamed up with director Cass Bird to stage a boardwalk dance-off:
Check out the Ocean Avenue Collection at warbyparker.com.
On the dangerous glut of visitors looking to conquer Mt. Everest, where there is sometimes a two-hour wait to climb the Hillary Step.
Monday, June 3
On artists using their bodies to blur the line between human and machine.
Sunday, June 2
An interview with T.J. Jackson Lears, historian of the “charlatans and hucksters of the Gilded Age, the cagey, conniving street peddlers of what we’d rather think was a premodern world.”
In a Turkish hotel, veterans of the Libyan Revolution meet with their fractured Syrian counterparts to transfer know-how and heavy weaponry.
Saturday, June 1
A trip to a pepper-eating contest in remote India.