Lina M. Ferreira: Practice

June 2014

Flash Fiction: I turn to see the man raising the stick and swinging it hard against the boy’s hip.

Aditi Sriram: A Simile for Motherhood

June 2014

A mother's bangles as a proxy for her presence, for her love.

Robert Reich: Real Business Leaders Want to Save Capitalism

June 2014

Even the most avaricious businessmen recognize that they still need someone to buy their product.

Marin Karmitz: A Life of Cinema Activism

June 2014

Sarah Françoise talks with the filmmaker, on the occasion of his MOMA retrospective, about political fiction, debating Godard, and fighting battles through the cinema.

Alexandria Peary: Declined

June 2014

What literary ambition meant for women in the nineteenth century—and what it means today.

Tom Engelhardt: Who Won Iraq?

June 2014

Lost dreams, lost armies, jihadi states, and the arc of instability.

Jeff Gerth: All the Things Hillary Clinton’s Book Doesn’t Say About Iraq

June 2014

In Hard Choices the former secretary of state ignores or glosses over key aspects of her record on Iraq.

AE Fogg: Warhol Goes Digital

June 2014

An Andy Warhol online auction hosted by Christie’s may have been good for commerce but was bad for the art.

Teow Lim Goh: The Ideology of Paradise

June 2014

The Stanford legacy includes a gorgeous campus and the origins of corporate personhood.

Kevin Thomas: Horn! Reviews Edward St. Aubyn

June 2014

A review of Lost For Words that's also a comic strip.

Ariel Dorfman: How to Forgive Your Torturer

June 2014

The River Kwai passes through Latin America and Washington.

Peter Van Buren: What We’ve Lost Since 9/11

June 2014

Taking down the First Amendment in post-constitutional America.

Robert Reich: The Three Biggest Right Wing Lies About Poverty

June 2014

Republicans ignore the real reasons for poverty in favor of neoliberal fantasies.

Lois Beckett: Violence and Mental Health

June 2014

An interview with behavioral health expert Dr. Jeffrey Swanson, who studies the relationship between mental illness and violence.

Jay Walljasper: Parks are Silent Victims of Our Economic & Political Ills

June 2014

The history of the WPA provides a proven way to rejuvenate them.

William J. Astore: Worshipping Warfighters

June 2014

The militarized realities of fortress America.

Lauren Quinn: Which Side Are You On, Girl?

June 2014

Class in America: I’d never had much interaction with people from the Hills—which is to say, other white people.

Avi Asher-Schapiro: Holdouts from the Cult of Sisi

June 2014

Abdl Fatah El Sisi’s landslide victory in Egypt’s presidential election only obscured the country’s deep-set apathy, particularly outside of Cairo, in the south.

Jessica Pishko: The Price of Freedom

June 2014

Class in America: In today's debtor's prisons, incarceration is expensive and starting over is nearly impossible.

Maude Barlow: International Human Rights Violations in Detroit

June 2014

Measuring Detroit's destruction on a global scale.

Ann Neumann: How the Other Half Dies

June 2014

Class in America: If a humane death is to become a human right, we have to address the socioeconomic barriers that block so many from proper end-of-life care.

Dilip Hiro: Clueless in Cairo

June 2014

The importance of understanding Egypt.

Richard Falk: Obama and Hubris at West Point

June 2014

Rejecting mindless militarism won't be the end of ultranationalism.

Eduardo Galeano: The World Turns Around a Spinning Ball

June 2014

Choreographed War and Other Aspects of the World’s Greatest Game

Paul Kiel: Protecting Soldiers from Predatory Lending

June 2014

To protect service members, the Defense Department plans broad ban on high-cost loans.

Rachel Friedman: In Their Own Words

June 2014

Eight artists on this year’s controversial Biennale of Sydney, and the ethics and politics of funding the arts.

Ramiro G. Hinojosa: Lessons from an Unremarkable War

June 2014

World War II is not a war we have to live up to. It’s a war we have to learn from.

Mallika Kaur: Ten Thousand Pairs of Shoes

June 2014

Finally talking about June 1984---30 years later---will honor the dead and protect the living.

Ann Neumann: Cruel and the Usual

June 2014

Clayton Lockett’s death exposed the secrecy that corrections departments across the country have imposed on executions—and shows us how unreliable and painful lethal injection really is.

Anya Groner: The Heart You Save Won’t Be Your Own

June 2014

Working at an outreach center puts a young idealist on the road to apathy.