Is the anti-Occupy law fundamentally un-American?
Mitt Romney needs to learn that we’re no longer in an Etch-a-Sketch world.
Cindy Sherman-esque conversations overheard at the Cindy Sherman MOMA exhibit.
A lesson in Republican math.
Keith Haring—rockstar of the art world, New York City street artist, activist—is no longer a household name. Genevieve Walker reviews the exhibit designed to commemorate his legacy.
American Playwright John Guare on Tennessee Williams, writing strong dialog, and discovering a New Orleans lost in history.
Karen Greenberg, director of the Center on National Security at Fordham Law School, on how the most important thing in Washington now is “messaging”, and how this affects Washington’s unnerving national security.
An untold tale from the days of the Soviet invasion in Afghanistan.
The book of photographs by Rafal Milach, from which Guernica excerpted for our January art feature, have been named Best Photo Book by Pictures of the Year International.
Breaking news from the multi-partisan activist group.
How we cured the “culture of poverty” but not culture itself.
M.I.A. likes to portray herself as a revolutionary, but if the “Bad Girls” video is any indication, she’s more interested in pandering to Western stereotypes of Arab countries.
Danny Thiemann interviews the founders of the Syrian citizen-journalist movement.
The Dutch love to chide America on its unethical domestic policy—so it’s time they looked at their own.
Why 21st century oil will break the bank—and the planet.
With the wealth gap so large, shouldn’t we be aiming higher than a “Buffet tax” on the incomes of millionaires?
The famous documentary photographer on the importance of Nigerians archiving their own history.
|For the British Museum, the preservers of cultural history, to omit items from an exhibition about the Hajj is at best negligent.|
|As of this writing, Kony 2012 has been on YouTube for seven days and has attracted more than 70 million viewers, but is the organization that created it telling the truth?|
|Art fairs are like big, gaudy (AWP-ish) conferences.|
Obama breaks new ground when it comes to war with Iran.
|Obama says he is protecting whistleblowers, but that might not apply to the people who are turning an eye on his government.|
The origins of the problems at Fukushima are far older and far more sinister.
|Dead Americans, dead goats, and half a million gunmen on the loose.|
|Whistleblowers: Washington’s friend or foe?|
|A look into the dark side of medicine.|
|Elhajj’s piece for Guernica was included for Best Sex Writing 2012.|
|Guevara, Castro, love, and revolution in Cuba.|
|Bye bye American Pie: How the technology boom has impacted our economy.|
|The author visits Thala, Tunisia, after the Arab Spring.|
|How to fund an American Police State: or, what you may be doing right now.|
|For all the focus on Ahmadinejad, the real power in Iran is Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei, and it’s time we treated his words as such.|
|Breaking news from the multi-partisan activist group.|
|How empires—including the United States—fall.|
|Countless Palestinian refugees are abducted and detained without charges in Israeli prisons every week… sometimes just for throwing a rock.|
|It looks like the economy is starting to recover, but this is actually the start of a fundamental change in how we think about homes.|
|How the Oakland Police’s long history of violence finally forced Occupy Oakland’s hand.|
|Artist Adel Abdessemed presents a brutal commentary on violence and spectatorship.|
|Is the “Jewish writer” label still relevant? Was it ever?|
|A newly procured report on the NYPD’s investigation of “Newport’s Muslims” contradicts Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s claims about how the police work.|
There is beauty to Hawaii, sure. But there is also mundanity.
|Guernica seeks a Web Master, an Assistant Editor, and an Editorial Producer.|
|The latest in international tax news: bankers’ mega bonuses and Facebook’s move to Ireland.|
|Breaking news from the multi-partisan activist group.|
|Republicans fail Juan Cole’s fact check on their assertions about the Middle East.|
|Israel has agreed to release activist Khader Adnan. Here’s what that means.|
|What increasing support for contraception and decreasing support for abortion rights mean for this year’s elections, and women&8217;s health.|
|In lieu of a character sketch, I have culled 10 quotations from Poland’s most prestigious newspaper, Gazeta Wyborcza, revealing glimpses of what, over the years, Polish writers and intellectuals have said about their illustrious colleague Wislawa Szymborska.|
|In the vacuous muddle of political chic and seasoned disingenuousness that often taints visual art and films from Iran enters a filmmaker who makes work for Iranians.|
|Mardi Gras has two faces. Zoë Carpenter discovers them both.|
Why the media loves violent acts by protesters, but not that of the banks.
|The problem here is the declining power of American workers to share in the gains of the American economy.|
Amitava Kumar: Why Amitav Ghosh’s Decision to Boycott the Jaipur Literary Festival is a ‘Sea of Poppycock’February 17, 2012
|Is it possible that Ghosh simply doesn’t like democracy?|
|Why fighting on the behalf of homeowners is imperative.|
|Why two stand-out films will be snubbed at this year’s Oscar ceremony.|
Genre-defying British writer Geoff Dyer on how watching Tarkovsky’s Stalker on repeat turned into his most successful book.
|Who stole the American Dream?|
American decline in perspective, part II.
|Scholar Hanne Blank on 10 surprising facts from the short history of heterosexuality.|
|Russ Baker weighs in on the reports of Syria’s uprising, and why the press might be getting it wrong.|
American decline in perspective, Part I.
|The U.S. continues to pursue a war in which its supply lines are dependent on the good will of two edgy “allies,” Russia and Pakistan. Here’s why.|
|Selected outtakes from our interview with novelist Geoff Dyer, which will be published tomorrow evening.|
|A talk with Guernica editors on how to start a magazine. With readings by writer Matt Bell & Fordham’s Rebecca Bates.|
|Should administrators be judged by the norms and standards of corporations?|
|What’s behind the ever-deepening campaign against whistleblowers in Washington?|
|How drones, Special Operations Forces, and the U.S. Navy plan to end national sovereignty as we know it.|
|If Israel takes the brunt of the criticism for getting things started with Iran, then we let the U.S. off the hook.|
|It’s about time to revive the great modernist’s digressive autobiography about language and writing.|
|Is Twitter (a) a leading vehicle for freedom movements, or (b) primed to control and shut down open discourse throughout the world?|
|The inaugural episode of the Tax Justice Network’s new monthly podcast.|
|Contest deadline tomorrow.|
|Jobs first, budget austerity second.|
|Kamila Shamsie and Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, among others, discuss education around the world at the launch of pioneering writing and education project Writers Bloc.|
|Pulitzer Prize-winning author and historian Garry Wills discusses his latest book, compares Obama to past presidents, and analyzes the impact of the atomic bomb on the U.S. constitutional system.|
|As anyone who has worked with kids in the penal system knows on a gut level, it is crucial to have supportive community members involved in young offenders’ lives as they serve their time. But why is it so difficult?|
|It’s an election season. Although you may be planning otherwise, you need to watch this game to fully understand how jobs, religion, leadership, and healthcare dominate every American contest.|
|In this excerpt from I Dare to Say, a collection of the real-life stories of African women edited by Hilda Twongyeirwe, Yemo talks about female circumcision.|
|America. Europe. Freedom. Liberation. From Mexico to the streets of El Salvador, these words make mouths water. But the reality is often more complicated than it seems.|
|In light of a ten-month siege against protestors, the UN Security Council debates a resolution calling for Syria’s leader to step down.|