Sunday Morning Coffee Reads, Vol. 197

From a year in the life of a beech tree in Italy’s National Park of Abruzzo to the director of Michael Jackson's 'Thriller' on why the video was almost never made, this week's Sunday Morning Coffee Reads has it all. Pour your coffee, grab a comfy seat and enjoy the reads. 

1. A year-long observation reveals the secret life of a tree and its animal visitors

By Bruno D’Amicis, Umberto Esposito | Aeon | 3 mins

Tree

2. Why you tip as much as you do

By Katherine L. Milkman | Washington Post | 4 mins

Tip

3. The Caribbean photographer who chased his dreams to frigid Alaska

By Nick Fouriezos | Ozy | 7 mins

Alaska

4. Putting Art on Wheels and Taking It Back to the Streets

By Rafael Minder | The New York Times | 8 mins

Art on wheels

5. The director of Michael Jackson's 'thriller' on why the video was almost never made

By Nadja Sayej | Vice | 10 mins

Director