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.
Lois Beckett: Violence and Mental HealthJune 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 IllsJune 2014
The history of the WPA provides a proven way to rejuvenate them.
William J. Astore: Worshipping WarfightersJune 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 SisiJune 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 FreedomJune 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 DetroitJune 2014
Measuring Detroit's destruction on a global scale.
Ann Neumann: How the Other Half DiesJune 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 CairoJune 2014
The importance of understanding Egypt.
Richard Falk: Obama and Hubris at West PointJune 2014
Rejecting mindless militarism won't be the end of ultranationalism.
Eduardo Galeano: The World Turns Around a Spinning BallJune 2014
Choreographed War and Other Aspects of the World’s Greatest Game
Paul Kiel: Protecting Soldiers from Predatory LendingJune 2014
To protect service members, the Defense Department plans broad ban on high-cost loans.
Rachel Friedman: In Their Own WordsJune 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 WarJune 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 ShoesJune 2014
Finally talking about June 1984---30 years later---will honor the dead and protect the living.
Ann Neumann: Cruel and the UsualJune 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.