Dunya Mikhail: Flashed Through ExileJuly 2014
The poet talks with Jeannie Vanasco about leaving Iraq, working around censorship, and the work she’s most excited about now.
Tom Engelhardt: The Age of ImpunityJuly 2014
What a moment it is! For the national security state and the corporate sector.
Richard Falk: The Time has ComeJuly 2014
Do Israel's military operations against Gaza constitute war crimes?
Kevin Thomas: Books, Comics, and the Procrustean BedJuly 2014
Andrew Rose interviews cartoonist/reviewer Kevin Thomas on distilling 1,000 pages into nine graphic panels.
Abrahm Lustgarten: California Halts Injection of Fracking Waste, Warning it May Be Contaminating AquifersJuly 2014
State’s drought has forced farmers to rely on groundwater, even as California aquifers have been intentionally polluted.
Jay Walljasper: The Conservative Case for a Commons Way of LifeJuly 2014
Distributism seeks community power.
Dahr Jamail: A Nation on the BrinkJuly 2014
How America's policies sealed Iraq's fate.
Richard Falk: No Exit from GazaJuly 2014
The international community's failure to protect innocent Gazans is appalling.
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.