To get Internet access in my apartment I had to give up my legal rights.
You probably did too.
How not to change the world.
The info-sharing of early arcade game enthusiasts mimicked the scientific method. Now, video games and collective intelligence could change the way we approach science, shared problems, and school.
The administration should aim high when it begins its negotiations on deficit reduction.
The election hasn’t put an end to the wrangling over taxes and spending in Washington.
How to get yourself to the edge of the fiscal abyss and not jump.
Natasha Lewis speaks with Strike Debt member, professor, and author Andrew Ross.
Tea Partiers may be more amendable to compromise now than ever before.
Technology is reshaping the face of U.S. military power, but is it for the best?
In light of Hurricane Sandy, please consider donating to the disaster relief efforts.
The Baghdad International Film Festival is part of a larger effort to bring the arts back to Iraq’s once-flourishing capital.
Robert Reich: Obama’s Next Economy: Why He Must Take This Opportunity to Reframe the Economic DebateNovember 8, 2012
With the fiscal cliff approaching, it’s time for Obama to make some big decisions. Here’s what he should do.
Could Istanbul be the future capital of the world?
Hurricane Sandy rides in.
A massive collection of pre-digital photography shows a nation in transition—and manages bring Facebook-level connectivity into a gallery space.
Young Lagosian photographers examine the corners of their city that often go unseen.
A month-long photography festival aims to capture the spirit of one of Africa’s biggest and busiest cities.
Amidst an election that has us feeling like a divided nation, the challenge is to rediscover the public good.
Those in favor of ending capital punishment in California have dramatically outspent their opponents and gathered celebrity endorsements from Joan Baez to Bill O’Reilly, but the race is too close to call. How one notorious criminal might swing the vote on Prop 34.
In the wake of the election of Barack Obama, a writer explores black American identity and the ritual of return in Ghana.
Would a President Mitt Romney be primed for military action in Iran?
Ballot initiatives in Florida are bringing God into politics.
November’s unemployment report may sway some voters—but it shouldn’t.
How did New York City manage to control pollution in its water supply on the cheap?
In the aftermath of Sandy, it’s time to reevaluate what it means to be dependent on government.
Sandy has been a vivid reminder of the role of Government.
How hope and fear have defined America’s last two presidential campaigns.
Is a $4000 airline ticket a vision of Romney’s America?
The broad strokes of Tom Wolfe’s Back to Blood and the subtle specificity of Joan Didion’s Miami.
Our political language is in desperate need of a change.
Enter now for a chance to win a full scholarship to DISQUIET 2013 in Lisbon.
Dear progressives: You may think there’s not a huge difference between Obama and Romney. But there is, and you should still vote.
The new graphic novel Building Stories plays with time, form, and the physicality of the book.
Writers, editors, and translators gather to remember Hitchens, honor culture, and experience elephant happiness.
Helsinki declares itself a tax haven-free zone, Starbucks joins the tax avoidance Roll of Dishonor, and we follow the money: asset recovery, dictators, and the selling of secrecy.
Mitt Romney’s election campaign is rife with questions, and wholly uncertain answers.
Hope, wisdom, law, ethics, and spirituality in relation to killing and dying in Syria.
This year’s presidential campaign is bigger and louder than anything we’ve ever seen before.
In last night’s debate, Obama made his dominance clear.
Why it’s decidedly ironic that the New York Times ran a story about Romney being a man of details.
The Supreme Court is poised to decide major issues like voting rights and marriage equality.
Bestiaire’s place in the filmmaker’s oeuvre and anthropomorphic conceptions.
Artist Anita Glesta’s Gernika/Guernica: Desde el Cielo Hasta el Fondo (from the Heavens to the Core).
Where does the rage in the Republican Party come from?
How the U.S. and Pakistan became the dysfunctional nuclear family of international relations.
On girls, shame, healing what’s broken, and why education is the path to creating an honorable Pakistan.
President Obama’s performance in Tuesday’s debate was a significant improvement.
The proprietor of Mexico City’s first American-style bar reflects on how history and politics have changed the ways the city indulges, and what this means for his neighborhood.
A photographer explores an accidental sea in the desert, and a romance—both very much in flux—and returns with this meditation on transformation, control, and the truths we can learn from geology.
A visit with the curator of “Rise and Fall of Apartheid” shows how photographers revealed South Africans’ struggles to the world.
The Cuban Missile Crisis and ownership of the world.
Why I used to believe that voter ID laws really were just common sense.
The so-called fiscal cliff might not turn out as dramatic as we imagine.
The problem may not be their lack of integrity, but how we frame the issue.
During the next two presidential debates, some important foreign policy questions won’t be asked.
What Joe Biden needs to know before the vice presidential debate.
Rafael Lozano-Hemmer’s installation combines searchlights, cityscapes, and crowd-sourced voices, challenging the way we conceive of participatory art.
The discrediting of U.S. military power.
Young people are making a difference in the cities they call home.
Even in death, the travails of Adnan Farhan Abdul Latif aren’t over.
The prolific translator talks with Guernica’s poetry editor about her work ethic, contemporary Morocco, and what connects poetry with journalism.
Media headlines are crowing over the drop in the unemployment rate—but we need to look closer.
Forecasts of oil abundance collide with planetary realities.
Banned Books: The acclaimed author speaks about what motivates his censors, self-censorship, and the value of stories.
Bulgakov’s masterpiece remains a reminder that you can’t fight fire with fire.
The scientific community is largely united on the dangers of climate change, so why is no one listening?
Guernica editor-in-chief Michael Archer will be speaking about the publishing industry, with an especial focus on magazines and literary journals.
A guide to the presidential debates you won’t be hearing.
Banned Books Week: Though Miller defeated censorship, his work was misunderstood and cartoonishly simplified
Congratulations to Junot Díaz and Dinaw Mengestu, recipients of 2012 MacArthur ‘Genius Grants’ in recognition of their wide-ranging literary accomplishments.
Back to $chool: College is the past, prison is the future.
Banned Books Week: The celebrated and banned children’s book author speaks with us about the fears of censors, the deaths of children, and what we need to risk for literature.
Banned Books Week: This year, one Michigan school district tried to keep Morrison’s haunting narrative out of the classroom. A writer explores how Baby Suggs and Beloved teach us what we don’t learn in school.
Banned Books Week: The author of The Color Purple (and one of America’s most censured writers) tells Megan Labrise about finding wisdom in the songs of ancestors, why her acclaimed novel won’t be translated into Hebrew, and approaching writing in a priestly state of mind.
No one should be surprised by this video of Romney talking about Bain’s business goals.
Next Week, the Guernica Daily will feature interviews and essays in support of free thinking, reading, and writing.
A case study in traffic calming, and why it’s sometimes better to ask for forgiveness than permission.
A letter to my dismal allies.
The author talks with Natasha Lewis about his new book Subversives: the FBI’s War on Student Radicals and Reagan’s Rise to Power.
Can the free market exist without the government’s imposition?