Following the assisted living series by ProPublica and PBS Frontline, workers win a $2 million settlement from an industry giant.
Why we don’t value institutions like public schools, hospitals and universities the way we used to.
The Pratt Manhattan Gallery showcases design that’s meant to disrupt.
New York has promised help for mentally ill inmates, but still sticks many in solitary confinement.
With guests ranging from Dorothy Parker to Frank Sinatra, Alla Nazimova’s estate was, for a time, both Hollywood’s social nexus and a hotbed of radical politics.
How corporate America used the Great Recession to turn good jobs into bad ones.
With Snowden temporarily safe in Russia, the impact of his leaks on U.S. foreign relations is still an open question.
A trip to an Omani town provides opportunity for reflection.
What to make of change on an overheating planet.
How New York City prosecutors have long-abused a powerful legal tool—the material witness order.
A look at the carefree travel guys and the lost-and-lonely journeywomen who populate the road-movie genre.
Star Wars, G.I. Joe, Rambo, Red Dawn, and how a tale of American triumphalism was returned to the child’s world.
Though not illegal, Sheryl Sandberg’s ‘Lean In’ organization is accused of exploiting women by offering an unpaid internship.
Barbie, Joe, Darth Vader, and warmaking in children’s culture.
How today’s income inequality renders Americans more polarized than ever before.
Income from oil and gas production doesn’t always trickle down to landowners, as companies find ways to minimize the share they pay in royalties.
Our attitude toward medical marijuana has unfolded like an interminable tragedy with three acts.
A review of David M. Kennedy’s The Modern American Military reveals the trade-offs we’ve made for our ultra-professional, self-contained, all-volunteer force.
She said this was for my own good—if I was kept in the dark, I would never be afraid of it.
Does the U.S. pay families when drones kill innocent Yemenis?
Tracing Antifolk’s aesthetics and community, from the Lower East Side to Berlin.
Unpaid interns aren’t protected against sexual harassment.
In Kentucky, even a $1 annual tax hike is too much for anti-government activists.
Are we really heading for an era of renewable energy?
As a senator, Obama supported strong controls on surveillance. As president, not so much..
A former Border Patrol agent recalls his first encounter with a body in the desert.
When states crack down, predatory lenders bounce right back.
Can I, siren, laugh once more with the people I love?
I only regret that I have but one life to give for my country–yours.
The founding editor of Apology talks with Rebecca Bates about the trouble with lit mags, defining pornography, responding to book-hype, and avoiding becoming a weird old man.
Law enforcement authorities are moving to seize homes, cash and other property of people tangentially related to crimes under “civil forfeiture” laws that require minimal proof.
The case for lowering corporate taxes relies on three major pieces of misinformation.
What if your country begins to change and no one notices?
Questions about U.S. war crimes go unanswered.
The landscape of Wall Street’s creative destruction is pockmarked with red Xs.
How the largest assisted living provider in the country proved to be an overpromising, understaffed, and grossly negligent real estate company.
The perils of maintaining dangerously low staffing levels in the assisted living business.
There simply isn’t enough water to go around.
Negligence abounds as one assisted living facility cuts corners in pursuit of larger profits.
Legacy Russell talks with the author of Evil Men about conversing with war criminals and the paradoxes of naming “evil deeds.”