Anand Gopal: How the U.S. Created the Afghan War—and Then Lost It

May 2014

The unreported story of how the Haqqani network became America's greatest enemy.

Francisco Cantú: A Massacre, Recurring

April 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: Untitled

April 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 Rules

April 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 Thatcher

April 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 Butterflies

April 2014

Flash Fiction: I soon made a decision to stop studying. My real life began after class.

Hideo Furukawa: A Dispatch from the Monkey Planet

April 2014

Flash Fiction: An outside had never existed before! Does that mean where I am now is inside?

Alyssa McMurtry: Mother Russia’s Resurgence

April 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 Ghraib

April 2014

A torture story without a hero or an ending.

Rocco Samuele: Contexts Have Shifted

April 2014

At the intersection of JR in Cincinnati & Susan Sontag’s On Photography.

Peter Van Buren: An Apartheid of Dollars

April 2014

Life in the new American minimum-wage economy.

Beverly Bell: Indigenous People In Honduras Block Dam on Sacred River

April 2014

Despite U.S.-backed violence against them, the Rio Blanco community is fighting back.

Robert Reich: Anti-Inequality Legislation

April 2014

Raising taxes on corporations that pay their CEOs royally and treat their workers like serfs.

Todd Miller: They Are Watching You

April 2014

The national security state and the U.S.-Mexican border.

Roslyn Bernstein: Between Underground and Above

April 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 Márquez

April 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-Cure

April 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 Interventionists

April 2014

New developments in the interventionist debate.

Lois Beckett: Republicans Say No to CDC Gun Violence Research

April 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 Pakistani

April 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 Change

April 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 Censorship

April 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 Age

April 2014

With corporate acquisitions, the Gilded Age makes a comeback.

Ann Jones: Star-Spangled Baggage

April 2014

How America’s wars came home with the troops.

Aditi Sriram: Saint-Exupéry, Saintly Hands, Sainted Innocence

April 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 Empowerment

April 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 It

April 2014

Don't be a bleedingheart about Heartbleed.

Davi Pretto: Only the Fictions Can Heal Us

April 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 Children

April 2014

Why 'Take me out to the ballgame' is a part of a collective American landscape.