Peter Van Buren: An Apartheid of DollarsApril 2014
Life in the new American minimum-wage economy.
Beverly Bell: Indigenous People In Honduras Block Dam on Sacred RiverApril 2014
Despite U.S.-backed violence against them, the Rio Blanco community is fighting back.
Robert Reich: Anti-Inequality LegislationApril 2014
Raising taxes on corporations that pay their CEOs royally and treat their workers like serfs.
Todd Miller: They Are Watching YouApril 2014
The national security state and the U.S.-Mexican border.
Roslyn Bernstein: Between Underground and AboveApril 2014
After a burst of Western interest in the mid-90s, and amid a complex system of government censorship, Vietnam’s contemporary art scene comes into its own.
Angela Lang: A Kinship with Gabriel García MárquezApril 2014
Shared reading of García Márquez’s books was a way of finding an outlet for feelings kept and unsaid.
Jason Bell: The Bar-B-CureApril 2014
I feel the image of myself emerging in his hands, and with every flick and scrape it draws closer to his.
Richard Falk: The New InterventionistsApril 2014
New developments in the interventionist debate.
Lois Beckett: Republicans Say No to CDC Gun Violence ResearchApril 2014
Giving the CDC money for gun violence research is a “request to fund propaganda,” a Georgia congressman says.
Ali Dayan Hasan: The Wrong Kind of PakistaniApril 2014
On the invention of “the liberal extremist” and the attempted assassination of a friend.
Jay Walljasper: How the Commons Way of Life Helps Curb Climate ChangeApril 2014
It offers an appealing alternative to more stuff and more money, which drives environmental destruction today/
ProPublica: Weibo IPO Reveals a Company Struggling With CensorshipApril 2014
Weibo, “China’s Twitter,” started offering shares on NASDAQ yesterday. Its regulatory disclosures reveal a company’s balancing act between censoring too much and too little.
Robert Reich: Antitrust in the New Gilded AgeApril 2014
With corporate acquisitions, the Gilded Age makes a comeback.
Ann Jones: Star-Spangled BaggageApril 2014
How America’s wars came home with the troops.
Aditi Sriram: Saint-Exupéry, Saintly Hands, Sainted InnocenceApril 2014
What fed the imagination of the man who crafted The Little Prince.
Peter Linebaugh: Stop, Thief!April 2014
On commoning and our rich tradition of resistance to attacks on the commons.
Kelly Sundberg: Writing, Survival, and EmpowermentApril 2014
Sarah Einstein talks to Sundberg about her Guernica essay, her marriage to an abusive man, and the mixture of love and fear that made up her experience
Julia Angwin: U.S. Government Pays to Undermine Internet Security, Not to Fix ItApril 2014
Don't be a bleedingheart about Heartbleed.
Davi Pretto: Only the Fictions Can Heal UsApril 2014
Ela Bittencourt talks to the director about his film Castanha and the blurred lines between fiction and reality.
Jay Walljasper: Parks Are Crucial for ChildrenApril 2014
Why 'Take me out to the ballgame' is a part of a collective American landscape.
Andrew Rose: All of These Things Look Just Like the OthersApril 2014
The more late night talk shows stick with white, male hosts, the more obsolete they become in today’s America.
Richard Falk: After Turkey’s March 30th Local ElectionsApril 2014
Why Turkey is at a crossroads.
Anna Kushner: Literary MidwiferyApril 2014
The translator of The Man Who Loved Dogs talks with Keith Meatto about Cuba, Trotsky, and the chemistry necessary for translation.
Justin Elliott and Jesse Eisinger: Long After Sandy, Red Cross Post-Storm Spending Still a Black BoxApril 2014
Donors gave $312 million after the storm, but it’s not clear how exactly the money was spent.
Nick Turse: AFRICOM Goes to War on the SlyApril 2014
U.S. officials talk candidly about bases, winning hearts and minds, and the “war” in Africa.
Aaron Labaree: Capitalizing on Climate ChangeApril 2014
On McKenzie Funk’s Windfall, The Booming Business of Global Warming.
Alex Lemon: A Ferocious Kind of MusicApril 2014
Why poetry needs more grit.
Astra Taylor: Open Systems and Glass CeilingsApril 2014
The disappearing woman and life on the internet.
Laura Gottesdiener: When Predatory Equity Hit the Big AppleApril 2014
How private equity came to New York’s rental market—and what that tells us about the future.
Charles Ornstein: Medicaid Programs Drowning in BacklogApril 2014
There are growing signs that Obamacare's Medicaid expansion is a victim of its own success, unable to keep up with demand.