Anand Gopal: How the U.S. Created the Afghan War—and Then Lost ItMay 2014
The unreported story of how the Haqqani network became America's greatest enemy.
Francisco Cantú: A Massacre, RecurringApril 2014
In Shadows at Dawn, historian Karl Jacoby uses a single moment of bloodshed to examine the persistence of violence in the U.S./Mexico borderlands.
Matthew Sharpe: UntitledApril 2014
Flash Fiction: "If you can’t forgive, the past is going to eat you up."
What Happens When a Dark Money Group Blows Off IRS RulesApril 2014
The Government Integrity Fund spent most of its money on election ads, despite IRS rules prohibiting a social welfare nonprofit from doing so.
Damian Barr: Me & Margaret ThatcherApril 2014
Sally Hodgkinson talks with the award-winning Scottish writer about class, sexuality, moving to Austin, and growing up gay in Thatcher’s Britain.
Raimondo Cortese: Dream Life of ButterfliesApril 2014
Flash Fiction: I soon made a decision to stop studying. My real life began after class.
Hideo Furukawa: A Dispatch from the Monkey PlanetApril 2014
Flash Fiction: An outside had never existed before! Does that mean where I am now is inside?
Alyssa McMurtry: Mother Russia’s ResurgenceApril 2014
As tensions rise in Ukraine, it's important as ever to understand the thinking behind Russia's bellicose behavior.
Karen J. Greenberg: The Road From Abu GhraibApril 2014
A torture story without a hero or an ending.
Rocco Samuele: Contexts Have ShiftedApril 2014
At the intersection of JR in Cincinnati & Susan Sontag’s On Photography.
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.