Editors’ Picks: Rum and LongingJuly 2014
Summer reads to savor.
Todd Miller: Border Wars in the HomelandJuly 2014
The Fourth Amendment has been the biggest casualty of US Customs and Border Patrol's post-9/11 militarization.
Robert Reich: The Rise of the Non-Working RichJuly 2014
We’re on the cusp of the largest inter-generational wealth transfer in history.
Chris Wallace: Bathtub RevelationsJuly 2014
On a regimen of twice-daily baths and the life lessons learned therein.
Sally Wen Mao: XianningJuly 2014
Flash Fiction: Then she drew his legs. She skipped the body because that moment she forgot that men had bodies – chests, torsos, bellies and all.
Shelly Taylor: Shattered LanguageJuly 2014
Erica Wright talks with a poet who didn’t set out to write about war.
Selvedin Avdić: A Great War LibraryJune 2014
The books behind the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand---and the men who read them.
Aisha Sabatini Sloan: Pigeonhole or Portal?June 2014
Is being a minority a help or a hindrance in the writing world?
Sarah Van Arsdale: I Was A Lesbian WriterJune 2014
What happens when a nice, middle-aged, straight woman writer writes lesbian lit.
Matthew Shenoda: Christopher Columbus Was A Damn Blasted LiarJune 2014
On the narrative of discovery in global literature.
Xu Xi 許素細: Pigeonholes and Portals and Third-Culture PeepsJune 2014
Why is the nation state at all significant for who you are as a writer?
Jay Walljasper: Good News for Communities Scared of Economic DeclineJune 2014
The anchor strategy builds on existing assets to boost jobs, businesses & quality-of-life.
Peter Van Buren: Shredding the Fourth Amendment in Post-Constitutional AmericaJune 2014
Four ways that the Fourth Amendment no longer applies.
Heather Vogell: Meet the Groups Fighting Against Limits on Restraining School KidsJune 2014
The dangers of physical restraint as a form of punishment for school children.
Charles Ornstein: Medicare Billing Outliers Often Have Disciplinary Problems, TooJune 2014
Medicare finds financial oversight associated with more serious problems.
Michael Schwartz: It’s the Oil, Stupid!June 2014
Insurgency and war on a sea of oil.
Laura Gottesdiener: Drowning in ProfitsJune 2014
A Private equity firm, a missing pool fence, and the price of a child’s death.
Lina M. Ferreira: PracticeJune 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 MotherhoodJune 2014
A mother's bangles as a proxy for her presence, for her love.
Robert Reich: Real Business Leaders Want to Save CapitalismJune 2014
Even the most avaricious businessmen recognize that they still need someone to buy their product.
Marin Karmitz: A Life of Cinema ActivismJune 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: DeclinedJune 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 IraqJune 2014
In Hard Choices the former secretary of state ignores or glosses over key aspects of her record on Iraq.
AE Fogg: Warhol Goes DigitalJune 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 ParadiseJune 2014
The Stanford legacy includes a gorgeous campus and the origins of corporate personhood.
Kevin Thomas: Horn! Reviews Edward St. AubynJune 2014
A review of Lost For Words that's also a comic strip.
Ariel Dorfman: How to Forgive Your TorturerJune 2014
The River Kwai passes through Latin America and Washington.
Peter Van Buren: What We’ve Lost Since 9/11June 2014
Taking down the First Amendment in post-constitutional America.
Robert Reich: The Three Biggest Right Wing Lies About PovertyJune 2014
Republicans ignore the real reasons for poverty in favor of neoliberal fantasies.