Mark Brazaitis: Suicide Epidemic Isn’t Only the Stuff of My FictionOctober 2013
One writer’s fictions overlap, alarmingly, with reality.
Max Blumenthal: The Desert of Israeli DemocracyOctober 2013
Journey to the center of a refugee camp.
Jake Bernstein: N.Y. Fed Moves to Seal Documents in Ex-Bank Examiner’s SuitOctober 2013
The loopholes in the Freedom of Information Act.
Spencer McCall: Roaming San Francisco in Search of ElsewhereOctober 2013
Susie Neilson talks to the director of The Institute, a documentary about an alternate reality game that had San Franciscans wandering the city streets in search of heaven on earth.
Tom Engelhardt: The Etiquette of War and SurveillanceOctober 2013
Colonel Manners demystifies national security etiquette for the masses.
Jake Bernstein: NY Fed Fired Examiner Who Took on GoldmanOctober 2013
A Federal Reserve examiner hired in the wake of the Dodd-Frank Act is fired after uncovering problems with Goldman Sachs' conflict-of-interest policy
Kim Barker: ‘America Is Not Stupid’ Wins IRS Recognition as Tax-Exempt NonprofitOctober 2013
The group spent over $125,000 on election campaigns in 2012, but that was not enough for the IRS to deny their application.
Robert Reich: Republican Crazy Talk About the Debt CeilingOctober 2013
A crazy person with a bomb is much scarier than someone holding a bomb who looks and acts reasonable.
Guernica’s Shutdown-Blues PlaylistOctober 2013
Songs for the furloughed and frustrated.
Pratap Chatterjee: The Data HackersOctober 2013
When the FBI hires hackers and hacking tools, it’s because they don’t have any other choice.
David Morris: Let Red States Opt Out of ObamacareOctober 2013
The government shutdown will have demonstrated the willingness, indeed the eagerness, of Republicans to do everything possible to stop the health care law.
Edie Meidav: CatullusOctober 2013
You have to get down on your knees and sniff too. Do it right and they understand you are one of them.
Marian Wang: Breaking AwayOctober 2013
Many are worried that as public universities gain freedom, they will end up sidelining broader goals such as access and affordability.
Robert Reich: Their Real Goal is to Make Us All So Cynical About Government That We Give UpOctober 2013
Tea Party Republicans are managing to get Americans to give up on our government.
Rebecca Wolff: So Long, SuckersOctober 2013
"Oh, it’s just so fabulous in New York, you can really just learn to step over people’s suffering bodies." A response to Didion's famed 1967 essay.
Kim Barker: Shutdown Prompts Rare Government Mix of Imagination and LaughterOctober 2013
Awkward silences from an invisible speaker at a conference during the government shutdown.
Rebecca Solnit: Bigger Than ThatOctober 2013
What happens when the weather morphs into man-made violence, becomes a terrorist?
David Vine: The Italian JobOctober 2013
How the Italian peninsula became a major center of U.S. military power.
Raymond Bonner: How A Telecom Helped the Government Spy on MeOctober 2013
As early as 2004, an unnamed telecommunications company—identified in documents only as Company A—helped the FBI spy on New York Times reporters.
ECPM: From the Blowout to the MovementOctober 2013
Forty-five years after authorities crushed a peaceful student movement in Mexico City, a graphic design collective champions their cause through political prints and cultural workshops.
Jay Walljasper: Getting America Back on its FeetOctober 2013
It’s time to launch a walking movement to strengthen our health and communities.
Abigail Sindzinski: Old Designs, Brighter FutureOctober 2013
In 'Never Built: Los Angeles,' a new exhibit at the Los Angeles Architecture & Design Museum, a city’s unfulfilled past offers inspiration for its future.
Ann Jones: The Forgotten WarOctober 2013
The lack, or sheer failure, of the US exit strategy from Afghanistan's ruined battlefields.
Robert Reich: Why Obama and the Democrats Shouldn’t Negotiate with ExtortionistsOctober 2013
"Why Obama and the Democrats must not yield to Republican bullying."
Dilip Hiro: A World in Which No One Is Listening to the Planet’s Sole SuperpowerOctober 2013
Dilip Horo writes about America's impotence in front of the deepening quagmire in the Middle East.
Sebastian Rotella: ‘They Ordered Us To Kill All The People’October 2013
At a historic U.S. trial, former Guatemalan army commandos testify about the massacre of 250 villagers in the jungle hamlet of Dos Erres during the country’s civil war.
Thomas Larson: Our Multimedial BeginningSeptember 2013
The second installment of “The Social Author” looks at multimedia storytelling, from the Chauvet cave to the internet café.
Shaj Mathew: Poetry for an Ailing HomelandSeptember 2013
The Syrian poet Adunis has largely stayed silent about the civil war currently ravaging his country. His work, though, can help us reflect on the ongoing conflict.
Nina Martin: The Impact and Echoes of the Wal-Mart Discrimination CaseSeptember 2013
Two years after the Supreme Court decision tossing a sex discrimination case against the giant retailer, lawyers for women and minorities are navigating an altered legal landscape
Richard Falk: The Westgate Mall Massacre & the Rage of FanaticismSeptember 2013
How does truth inform genocide, and vice versa?
Jannis Brühl: Where Did Syria’s Chemical Weapons Come From?September 2013
Retracing the steps of Syria's chemical arsenal.
Sebastian Rotella: In U.S. Trial of Massacre Suspect, a Rare Chance for Guatemalan JusticeSeptember 2013
Following the federal trial of a former military officer from Guatemala’s 1982 civil war.
Jessica Conrad: Taxi Rides Go CommunalSeptember 2013
Shared planes, shared trains; why not shared automobiles?
Scott Cheshire: RapportSeptember 2013
No need for physical pain. Abandonment, helplessness, let a man feel these, and it’s more than enough.
Lewis H. Lapham: Memento MoriSeptember 2013
The death of American exceptionalism—and of me.
Taxcast: On Tina Turner, China, Holland, and Muammar QaddafiSeptember 2013
In this month's Taxcast: Holland's recent worries about its bad reputation and the similarities between Tina Turner and Muammar Qaddafi.
Christopher Richards: Henry Darger’s Unadulterated ImaginationSeptember 2013
The work of the prolific outsider artist defies labels.
Michael Grabell: The $13 Test That Saved My Baby’s LifeSeptember 2013
Why isn’t required for every newborn?
Christopher Calabrese and Matthew Harwood: Destroying the Right to Be Left AloneSeptember 2013
The NSA isn’t the only government agency exploiting technology to make privacy obsolete.
Emily Nathan: The Engineer of Sunrays and the Pop-obsessed ProvacateurSeptember 2013
What the work of James Turrell and Paul McCarthy mean in the contemporary art world.