Category Archives: Daily

The Voice in Your Head

Written on November 29, 2016 at 6:00 am, by

Can thought-decoding technologies help us worry less?

I Was Raped / I Was Battered

Written on November 25, 2016 at 6:00 am, by

Two women speak.

David Holmgren: A Matter of Scale

Written on November 22, 2016 at 6:00 am, by

The cofounder of permaculture on why the radical idea he developed in the 1970s is key to fighting climate change today.

An Open Letter to My Fellow Teachers on the Weekend after the Election of Donald Trump

Written on November 17, 2016 at 7:00 am, by

The all-women’s classroom the week after the election.

The F Word

Written on November 16, 2016 at 7:00 am, by

How queer families redefine the terms we use.

Charlotte Moorman Exposed

Written on November 15, 2016 at 7:00 am, by

A gallery pays tribute to the avant-garde cellist and artist.

Postcard from America

Written on November 10, 2016 at 11:00 am, by

Trying to process.

Foreigner

Written on November 10, 2016 at 7:00 am, by

Finding a language for the refugee crisis, in photographs.

Indulge the Other

Written on November 8, 2016 at 7:00 am, by

As the US votes, reflecting on Glenn Beck's glory days, the pursuit of power, and a burn-it-all-down approach to American government.

Night Train to Split

Written on November 8, 2016 at 4:00 am, by

The books that haunt us.

The Forbes 100

Written on November 7, 2016 at 9:45 am, by

Support letters to Sheila and Michael Forbes in their fight against Donald Trump, Balmedie, Scotland.

Baldwin in the Obama Years

Written on November 4, 2016 at 10:00 am, by

One teacher's reading evolves over time.

Alexandra Kleeman: Anatomy of the Bizarre

Written on November 3, 2016 at 7:45 am, by

The author on absurdity, empathy, and vegetarianism.

Art & History

Written on November 1, 2016 at 9:00 am, by

and why it's ok to play with Manson Family Paper Dolls.

Paul Beatty: I See You

Written on October 27, 2016 at 7:00 am, by

The winner of the 2016 Man Booker Prize for Fiction on truth and contradiction, the Red Hot Chili Peppers, and the elusive gauge of progress in America.

Reunion in Selma

Written on October 27, 2016 at 7:00 am, by

Finding connection after a complicated family history.

The Revolutionaries Try Again

Written on October 25, 2016 at 7:00 am, by

The writer on the lives of cosmopolitan migrants, Latin American fiction, and the therapeutic limitations of testimony.

Trumpworld

Written on October 21, 2016 at 7:00 am, by

Billed as an aberration, Donald Trump's anti-immigrant rhetoric is anything but.

Chloe Caldwell: My Favorite Songs Are Like Personal Essays

Written on October 20, 2016 at 9:00 am, by

On Music: Author Chloe Caldwell on her latest essay collection and its musical influences.

On Coupling: An Inventory

Written on October 19, 2016 at 7:00 am, by

“I want both: marriage and lovers, freedom and security. I want my husband to say yes to this."

Drawing Attention

Written on October 18, 2016 at 7:00 am, by

The Girl on Girl art collective’s pink feminist newsstand.

Family Photographs

Written on October 13, 2016 at 7:00 am, by

The New York Film Festival presents Errol Morris on Elsa Dorfman and Petra Epperlein with Michael Tucker on the Stasi files.

The Evolution of a Kiss

Written on October 11, 2016 at 6:30 am, by

The Kiss: Everything human has its animal origins.

Smoke Signals

Written on October 6, 2016 at 6:01 am, by

The director on what happens when Native American tradition collides with urban gang culture.

Phillip Garland: On Max Ritvo’s Four Reincarnations

Written on October 3, 2016 at 12:02 pm, by

A poet's call to bravely inhabit the body.

Fantastical Deaths and Spectacular Rebirths

Written on September 29, 2016 at 2:46 pm, by

On Music: The musician on Led Zeppelin, Tinariwen, and his rejection of the “world music” label.

The Metamorphoses of Diane Arbus

Written on September 27, 2016 at 11:17 am, by

The Met Breuer unveils a trove of the photographer’s early work.

Mirror from Damascus

Written on September 22, 2016 at 9:00 am, by

In a war that remains unfinished, two Syrian-British writers acknowledge and affirm those whose stories and lives may be lost in its course.

Taking a Long View

Written on September 16, 2016 at 11:28 am, by

The author on accessibility, black desire, and holding space for complex histories.

Donald Trump and Freshman Essays

Written on September 13, 2016 at 3:10 pm, by

On the value of uncertainty—in college essays and American politics.

Anya Groner: Healing the Gulf with Buckets and Balloons

Written on September 8, 2016 at 9:36 pm, by

How fenceline communities are gathering clues to help them combat environmental pollution.

Kavita Das: Groove

Written on September 7, 2016 at 2:16 pm, by

On Music: Etching memories, cultures, and music onto her violin.

Samantha K. Smith: What Was Left Behind

Written on September 5, 2016 at 9:10 pm, by

A daughter shares her father's first responder story about searching for bodies at Ground Zero.

Shahbaz Taseer: “How Could I Live Anywhere Else?”

Written on September 2, 2016 at 6:45 pm, by

Farhad Mirza interviews Shahbaz Taseer about his experience as a captive between two battlefronts, and how his faith gave him the hope he needed to survive.

Arlie Hochschild: Donald Trump in the Bayou

Written on September 1, 2016 at 8:35 am, by

The Tea Party, a sinkhole in Louisiana, and the contradictions of American political life.

Terrance Hayes: Half Fable

Written on September 1, 2016 at 8:34 am, by

The Kiss: A story about a giant, and a son's first kiss from his father.

Ed Winstead: The Mystery Box

Written on August 31, 2016 at 8:40 am, by

The artist Jonathan Horowitz takes on presidential politics, again.

Aya Aziz: How Do So Many People Fit Into A Single Nobody?

Written on August 31, 2016 at 8:36 am, by

Sara Elkamel interviews Aya Aziz about Islam, sexuality and the dimensions of the self

Nina Martin: A Spike in Rates of Pregnancy-related Deaths in Texas Spurs Soul-searching

Written on August 30, 2016 at 3:43 am, by

Two new reports show maternal deaths and severe complications rose as the state slashed funding for family planning, but researchers and state officials say more information is needed to understand the trend.

Robert Reich: After Trump

Written on August 30, 2016 at 3:39 am, by

On the staying power of Donald Trump.

Jennifer Baum: Soot

Written on August 29, 2016 at 8:14 am, by

Breathability then and now.

Kai Cheng Thom: Giving Birth To Yourself

Written on August 29, 2016 at 8:14 am, by

Claire Schwartz interviews Kai Cheng Thom about how queer people of color birth themselves anew, protest politics in Canada, and the poetic beauty of complicated relationship.

Jose Garcia: Vote for the Cumbia

Written on August 26, 2016 at 1:27 pm, by

On Music: Hitching a Ride with the Guatemalan Chicken Bus Gypsy Caravan.

Kathleen Collins: Treatment for a story

Written on August 26, 2016 at 1:26 pm, by

PEN/Guernica Flash Fiction Series: Of heat and conversations on a rainy day.

Sophie Unterman: Of Course, Survivors Are Free

Written on August 25, 2016 at 12:52 pm, by

A writer accompanies her grandmother on a journey through sites of Holocaust remembrance.

Jonathan Basile: Who’s Afraid of AAARG?

Written on August 25, 2016 at 12:28 pm, by

The crisis of academic publishing and the uncertain future of the humanities.

Ellen Meeropol: Smoke Signals

Written on August 23, 2016 at 7:19 am, by

The KKK and a Cold War execution inform a marriage

Abrahm Lustgarten: Gimme a Break! IRS Tax Loophole Can Reward Excessive Water Use in Drought-stricken West

Written on August 23, 2016 at 7:17 am, by

Experts fear tax deductions for water use as a “depleted asset” could actually worsen the crisis as rivers and reservoirs dry up.

Rebecca Gordon: The Enemies of my Enemy

Written on August 22, 2016 at 1:36 pm, by

What does it mean when war hawks say, “Never Trump”?

ProPublica: The Road to Rent Stabilization

Written on August 22, 2016 at 1:36 pm, by

Dozens of New York officials support tenants’ lawsuit over rent stabilization

Philip Metres: Kissing Joe F—

Written on August 19, 2016 at 12:31 pm, by

The Kiss: Boys, basketball, and a disruptive act of brother-love.

Judith Coburn: America’s Criminal Injustice System

Written on August 19, 2016 at 12:30 pm, by

The Annals of a Private Eye.

Rebecca O. Johnson: Brothermen

Written on August 18, 2016 at 7:58 am, by

In lieu of flowers.

Martina Fouquet: The Racial Dynamics of Justice—When Life Imitates Art

Written on August 18, 2016 at 7:58 am, by

Reading the OJ Simpson trial through a novelistic lens.

Jackson Bliss: Obāsan In A Cup

Written on August 17, 2016 at 12:18 am, by

Despite a life of poverty, sustenance of the heart endures.

Manash Firaq Bhattacharjee: Breaking the Bars Open

Written on August 17, 2016 at 12:00 am, by

Karthika Nair’s new book brings a new narrative to an old tale

Tana Wojczuk: The Vanity of Crowds

Written on August 16, 2016 at 9:38 am, by

Shakespeare warned against treating democracy as a popularity contest.

Jose Orduña: A Good Deal of Light

Written on August 16, 2016 at 9:11 am, by

Jose Orduna on asserting personhood as resistance, the connection between activism and essays, and being 'aggressively bilingual'

William J. Astore: Military Dissent Is Not an Oxymoron

Written on August 15, 2016 at 9:03 am, by

Freeing Democracy from Perpetual War.

Maria Esther Maciel: The Voice of Silence

Written on August 12, 2016 at 10:36 am, by

PEN/Guernica Flash Fiction Series: A couple at a restaurant is different from all the other diners.

Burhan Sönmez: Two Istanbuls

Written on August 12, 2016 at 10:32 am, by

Whitney Curry Wimbish speaks to the author about his latest novel that describes parallel cities.

Annie DeWitt: White Nights in Split Town City

Written on August 11, 2016 at 9:40 am, by

Hilary Leichter speaks with Annie DeWitt about the consequences of observation, the brutality of becoming, and Bob Ross's Happy Trees.

Yxta Maya Murray: When Lillian Bassman Destroyed Her Work

Written on August 10, 2016 at 6:06 pm, by

What do you do with your artistic legacy when the world no longer loves it?

Liza St. James: The Limitlessness of International Literature

Written on August 9, 2016 at 11:17 am, by

An interview with Adam Z. Levy and Ashley Nelson Levy, the founders of Transit Books on the power of literary translation to bridge cultural divides.

Andrew Bacevich: The Decay of American Politics

Written on August 9, 2016 at 10:50 am, by

An Ode to Ike and Adlai.

Kristina Tate: Fools Wedding

Written on August 9, 2016 at 10:44 am, by

An unplanned New York City wedding left to theatrical chance by the Dzieci Theatre Company goes off with all the hitches.

Marin Sardy: Break My Body

Written on August 8, 2016 at 10:23 am, by

On the physical and emotional shocks of truly inhabiting our bodies.

Aaron Labaree: Warehouse of Souls: Inside the last days of the Idomeni refugee camp

Written on August 8, 2016 at 10:22 am, by

For months, refugees caught in a "humanitarian logjam" near the Greek/Macedonian border lived in a makeshift tent city—until Greek officials cleared the area, replacing the fact of the camp with yet another layer of uncertainty.

Sorin Alexandrescu: An Uncommon Short-Sighted Adolescent

Written on August 5, 2016 at 12:57 am, by

Mircea Eliade's 1924 classic is now available in English translation, offering a rare glimpse into the often unseen Romania.

Anita Khan: Behind the Hostage Detention of Bangladeshi Tahmid Hasib Khan

Written on August 5, 2016 at 12:51 am, by

Even as Holey Artisan Bakery in Dhaka gets back to normalcy after a deadly siege a month ago, Bangladesh wrestles with the rising specter of extremism.

Solange Farkas: Video Art Finds a Home in Brasil

Written on August 4, 2016 at 10:12 am, by

The Festival Videobrasil founder discusses Brazil’s political history with video art and her vision for the nonprofit’s pioneering new art space.

Roslyn Bernstein: In the Shadow of Auschwitz

Written on August 4, 2016 at 10:12 am, by

Focusing on the living at the Galicia Jewish Museum and the Jewish Community Centre in Krakow, Poland

Elizabeth A. McInerny: Fabric of Resistance

Written on August 3, 2016 at 12:29 pm, by

An exhibition in Beirut challenges conventional perspectives to tell a political history of Palestinian embroidery

Richard Falk: Context Matters

Written on August 3, 2016 at 12:29 pm, by

Turkey after the failed coup.

William D. Hartung: There’s No Business Like the Arms Business

Written on August 2, 2016 at 11:22 am, by

Weapons “R” Us (But You’d Never Know It)

Robert Reich: The Real Reckoning

Written on August 2, 2016 at 11:21 am, by

It's business as usual in Washington.

Richard Falk: How the United States Government Obstructs Peace for Israel/Palestine

Written on August 1, 2016 at 10:58 am, by

In his new book, Jeremy Hammond argues that the peace process has become a bridge to nowhere.

Frida Berrigan: “Pow, Pow, Yous Are Dead!”

Written on August 1, 2016 at 10:17 am, by

Children, toy guns, and the real thing.

Rebecca Makkai: Light Years

Written on July 29, 2016 at 1:49 pm, by

The Kiss: A kiss on the lips that might as easily have been a kiss on the forehead.

K.T. Billey: Utmost Import: Instagram & the Future of the Icelandic Language

Written on July 29, 2016 at 1:47 pm, by

A charming mini-gallery contains pictographs that break down the etymology of Icelandic words for interested followers.

Andrew Johnson: Maybe You’re Right: It Isn’t the Guns

Written on July 28, 2016 at 12:08 pm, by

Maybe it’s only the rugged individuals divided up good and bad, vigilante and thug, shooter or shot, dead or alive.

Jessica Perez: Ragam and Ritmo

Written on July 28, 2016 at 12:07 pm, by

On Music:How an ancient dance form, performed live, connects many worlds.

Robert Reich: Does Hillary Get It?

Written on July 27, 2016 at 2:57 pm, by

Does Clinton understand that her biggest opponent may not be the right?

Farhad Mirza: Transfiguration and Magic

Written on July 27, 2016 at 2:50 pm, by

The many lives of John Lurie

Tom Engelhardt: The World After Me

Written on July 26, 2016 at 8:56 am, by

Eternal “Wartime” in America.

Lauren Kirchner: Wisconsin Court: Warning Labels Are Needed for Scores Rating Defendants’ Risk of Future Crime

Written on July 26, 2016 at 8:55 am, by

The court said judges can look at the scores – so long as their limitations are made clear.

Richard Falk: Narrating Turkey at a Time of National Crisis

Written on July 25, 2016 at 10:13 am, by

How the polarization of politics led to an attempted coup many were not expecting.

Rebecca Gordon: The Trojan Drone

Written on July 25, 2016 at 10:12 am, by

An Illegal Military Strategy Disguised as Technological Advance.

André Naffis-Sahely: Sublimated Rebellion

Written on July 22, 2016 at 12:29 pm, by

Erica Wright talks to translator André Naffis-Sahely about translating one of Morocco's greatest living poets and the 'commodity' of despair.

Anna B Scott: John Sims has a Tardis

Written on July 22, 2016 at 12:28 pm, by

The Math Artist speaks about his multi-media project involving the Confederate flag.

Lauren Elizabeth Neal: Lost in Transit

Written on July 21, 2016 at 12:01 pm, by

NIMBYism, racial fear, and class politics: the struggles of trying to connect the divided Los Angeles.

Norman Solomon: Welcome to Little America

Written on July 21, 2016 at 12:01 pm, by

The most important US air force base you’ve never heard of.

Ciara Torres-Spelliscy: The strange legal marriage of the anti-choice movement and campaign finance

Written on July 20, 2016 at 12:30 pm, by

The same jerks after your uterus are shooting down campaign rules; one tactic just backfired.

Charles Ornstein: Health Gadgets and Apps Outpace Privacy Protections, Report Finds

Written on July 20, 2016 at 12:29 pm, by

In 2009, Congress asked for recommendations on what to do about information that falls outside the privacy law known as HIPAA. Today, health officials released their report, but offered no suggestions.

Ryan Richardson and Siddhattha Gurung: Kurdish Autonomy, Under Siege

Written on July 19, 2016 at 9:55 am, by

How Kurdish rights continue to flounder under an authoritarian Turkey and an imploding Syria.

Nadja Spiegelman: Growing up in the Age of Terror

Written on July 19, 2016 at 9:53 am, by

A teenage girl refuses to give into the fear created by recent terrorist attacks in France.

Miles Fuller: Miss Me Like A Mormon

Written on July 18, 2016 at 11:57 am, by

How America broke Mormonism's heart

Joy Shan: To Give Memory a Place

Written on July 18, 2016 at 11:57 am, by

Pieter Hugo's latest portrait series examines the quiet afterlives of apartheid and genocide.

Peter Orner: Against words

Written on July 15, 2016 at 8:58 am, by

An elegy to a beloved pet.

Michael T. Klare: Hooked!

Written on July 15, 2016 at 8:58 am, by

The unyielding grip of fossil fuels on global life.

Jamie McPartland: “The Internationale,” Anecdotally

Written on July 14, 2016 at 10:47 am, by

On Music: The perfect song to sing in times of uprising, at Occupy Wall Street, or before a Seder dinner—and always en masse.

Camille T. Dungy: Kiss, Kiss, Kiss

Written on July 14, 2016 at 10:46 am, by

The Kiss: Three kisses, spaced out over a mother's life.

Lara Naughton: America’s Prison Rodeo

Written on July 13, 2016 at 7:57 am, by

In Louisiana, incarceration is a spectator sport.

William J. Astore: We Are The Empire

Written on July 13, 2016 at 7:28 am, by

Of US Military Interventions, Alien Disaster Movies, and Star Wars

Sebastian Rotella: ISIS via WhatsApp

Written on July 12, 2016 at 6:44 am, by

A trove of communications from ISIS plots and activity in Europe reveals a mix of direct control and improvisation and shows the crucial importance of encrypted messaging tools. “Detonate your belt in the crowds,” one message declared.

Richard Falk: Are We Heading Toward Global Autocracy, Ecological Collapse, Political Malaise?

Written on July 12, 2016 at 6:43 am, by

From Cold War prophesies to a global autocracy .

Robert Reich: The Huckster Populist

Written on July 11, 2016 at 6:45 am, by

Trump's politics is smart but it's a hoax.

Tom Engelhardt: Where did the American Century go?

Written on July 11, 2016 at 6:45 am, by

Life on an increasingly improbable planet.

Mark Budman: Three Strikes

Written on July 1, 2016 at 9:18 am, by

PEN/Guernica Flash Fiction Series: A meeting with Lenin and a bus journey with canine assailants.

Abigail Fradkin: Chasing Transparency

Written on July 1, 2016 at 9:14 am, by

Discretionary policy on immigration has largely operated behind closed doors,something experts have long questioned.

J. Jezewska Stevens: BB9, Inc.

Written on July 1, 2016 at 7:49 am, by

The 9th Berlin Biennale Gets a Corporate Makeover

Rowan Hisayo Buchanan: In Between Stations

Written on June 30, 2016 at 10:42 am, by

Crossing borders in the wake of the Brexit vote.

Joseph Huff-Hannon: Morning in Machine Gun America

Written on June 30, 2016 at 10:40 am, by

Exploring American gun culture and the thin line between fact and fiction.

David J. Wingrave: The Brexit Delusion

Written on June 29, 2016 at 10:52 am, by

A British expatriate reflects on the country's "Leave" vote.

Anthony Michael Morena: The Art and Artifacts of Space

Written on June 29, 2016 at 10:39 am, by

Kelly Lydick speaks with Anthony Michael Morena about hybrid writing and the Voyager space mission as art.

Christopher Kondrich and Tracy K. Smith: Our Best Selves Are Reserved for The Page

Written on June 28, 2016 at 10:14 am, by

The poet discusses the fallouts of writing a memoir, making her way back to poetry, and the loss of David Bowie.

Evgeny Belyakov: All the World’s a Stage

Written on June 28, 2016 at 10:13 am, by

Russian theater takes on the LGBT struggle.

Ed Winstead: E Pluribus Unum

Written on June 27, 2016 at 8:55 am, by

Ed Winstead talks to artist José Parlá about his new short film and finding unity through art.

Marie Mutsuki Mockett: Ways of Seeing

Written on June 27, 2016 at 8:54 am, by

Negotiating our diversity in a world that so often defaults to skin color.

Raad Rahman: Psychotic Breaks Have Become a Race Privilege

Written on June 24, 2016 at 8:45 am, by

The consequences of undermining mental health needs for the ‘war on terror.’

Leigh Kamping-Carder: An Artist’s Tribute to Photography’s Masters Goes Viral

Written on June 24, 2016 at 8:35 am, by

The unexpected hubbub surrounding Sandro Miller's homage to classic photographs.

Tana Wojczuk: On Shakespeare

Written on June 23, 2016 at 11:50 am, by

Is Shakespeare Dead? Sex, Class, and Comedy.

Kristen Radtke: The Greatest Show on Earth

Written on June 23, 2016 at 12:29 am, by

The Kiss: When the circus is in town and a monkey's kiss means a prize.

Leia Menlove: The Chick With The Camera

Written on June 22, 2016 at 9:26 am, by

On Music: An interview compilation with Sean Yseult, cofounder of White Zombie.

Piotr Florczyk: Taking The Long Way Home

Written on June 22, 2016 at 9:22 am, by

An Immigrant father-to-be ponders what homeland means to him, and what it might mean to his daughter.

Stephanie Barton: In the Service of the Sun

Written on June 21, 2016 at 8:58 am, by

How the military, adobe houses, and finger-sized solar panels can pave the way to a more democratic distribution of energy.

Rebecca Donner: Blaming the Victim

Written on June 21, 2016 at 8:50 am, by

The night a girl learned about rape culture, first hand.

When We Let Our Scouts Get Raped

Written on June 20, 2016 at 11:40 am, by

Fear of homosexuality leaves both gay and straight kids vulnerable.

Rachel Hall: Mother Tongue

Written on June 20, 2016 at 11:38 am, by

On what a dying language leaves behind.

Abdellah Taïa: Un Jardin, en attendent

Written on June 17, 2016 at 11:25 am, by

PEN/Guernica Flash Fiction Series: A garden once snubbed becomes a solace.

Will Harrison: “Fits” and Starts

Written on June 17, 2016 at 11:22 am, by

Tracking a young girl’s transformation.

Matthew Clark Davison: Lapsed

Written on June 16, 2016 at 8:36 am, by

If I ever make it and they ask me where I’m from, I’ll say MARs: Moving, AIDS, and Religion.

Juan Villoro: Donald Trump, Illusion of Convenience

Written on June 16, 2016 at 8:35 am, by

The acclaimed Mexican writer explains why Donald Trump is a welcome distraction for the government of Mexico.

Jason Diamond: Old Money / New Money

Written on June 15, 2016 at 11:15 am, by

Edith Wharton and the Kardashian clan might have more in common than meets the eye.

David L. Ulin: Trespass

Written on June 14, 2016 at 11:47 am, by

The Future of Cities: What it means to enter a place.

Tamer El Said: Moments in Eternal Cities

Written on June 13, 2016 at 10:05 am, by

The Future of Cities: Sara Elkamel interviews Tamer El Said

Jane Marchant: A Century of Progress

Written on June 13, 2016 at 9:52 am, by

Uncovering the story of a grandmother's racial passing and its effect on following generations.

Mark Wilkerson: One Man’s War

Written on June 10, 2016 at 11:24 am, by

Bringing Iraq to America.

Robert Reich: Winning by Destroying: Trump and Gingrich

Written on June 10, 2016 at 11:23 am, by

Trump's candidacy is the logical culmination of years of win-at-any-cost politics. 

Yxta Maya Murray: Fail Worse

Written on June 9, 2016 at 1:23 pm, by

On the artistic merits of letting everything go to hell.

Rebecca Worby: Expanding the Story

Written on June 9, 2016 at 11:19 am, by

What I Learned as a New Yorker in Resilient New Orleans.

Kelly Sundberg: When You Blame Amber Heard, You Blame Me Too

Written on June 8, 2016 at 9:41 am, by

Bearing witness to the abusive relationships of others

Allison Moorer: Below The Belt

Written on June 8, 2016 at 9:41 am, by

On Music: How music and silence coexist in the mind of an autistic boy.

Nick Turse: Two Men, Two Legs, and Too Much Suffering

Written on June 7, 2016 at 10:54 am, by

America's Forgotten Vietnamese Victims.

Kenneth R. Rosen: When a Clean Record Can’t Change its Spots

Written on June 7, 2016 at 10:16 am, by

How criminal records keep punishing long after they were intended to.

Andrew Bacevich: Milestones (Or What Passes for Them in Washington)

Written on June 6, 2016 at 10:09 am, by

A Multi-Trillion-Dollar Bridge to Nowhere in the Greater Middle East.

Robert Reich: Why Trump Might Win

Written on June 6, 2016 at 10:08 am, by

Examining the mysteries of the Trump appeal.

Melissa Valentine: Who are the super predators?

Written on June 3, 2016 at 11:49 am, by

Putting a human face on the negative consequences of racially biased laws.

MJ McGinn: Phoenix

Written on June 3, 2016 at 11:49 am, by

PEN/Flash Fiction: Brought to you by the Guernica/PEN Flash Series.

Adam Morris: Quiet Creature on the Corner

Written on June 2, 2016 at 10:24 am, by

An Interview with João Gilberto Noll’s Translator, Adam Morris

Livia Lakomy: Sérgio Moro

Written on June 2, 2016 at 10:07 am, by

The most loved and hated Brazilian judge and why he matters to Brazil's future.

William D. Hartung: The Pentagon’s War on Accountability

Written on June 1, 2016 at 12:17 pm, by

Slush funds, smoke and mirrors, and funny money equal weapons systems galore.

Richard Falk: On (Not) Loving Henry Kissinger

Written on June 1, 2016 at 12:16 pm, by

The 2016 election cycle, and the long shadow of the most scandalous foreign policy figure of the 20th century.

JAŠA: The Architecture of Resistance

Written on May 31, 2016 at 11:46 am, by

The artist JAŠA on the importance of alchemy in his work, architecture as a means of expression, and the influence of Stéphane Hessel.

Adam Dalva: The Third Rail

Written on May 31, 2016 at 11:44 am, by

Reflections on life at an artists’ residency.

Kate Jenkins: Lot Lizard

Written on May 27, 2016 at 12:01 pm, by

A feature documentary considers the private lives of female sex workers at America's truck stops.

Chomsky: The Battle for the Soul of American Higher Education

Written on May 27, 2016 at 11:27 am, by

Student protest, the Black Lives Matter movement, and the rise of the corporate university.

Beth Ann Fennelly: A Reckoning of Kisses

Written on May 26, 2016 at 12:01 pm, by

The Kiss: A lot of different kisses, for very different reasons, that linger in the memory.

Fred Kaplan: Signal aspect

Written on May 26, 2016 at 12:00 pm, by

Henry Peck interviews Fred Kaplan about the shadowy world of cyber war.

Zakiya Harris: Please Sample Responsibly

Written on May 25, 2016 at 10:07 am, by

On Music: The burden and blessing of sampling in hip-hop.

Abrahm Lustgarten: Drought be Dammed

Written on May 25, 2016 at 10:06 am, by

The water crisis in the West has renewed debate about the effectiveness of major dams, with some pushing for the enormous Glen Canyon Dam on the Colorado River to be decommissioned.

Stephanie Danler: Sweetbitter

Written on May 24, 2016 at 9:32 am, by

Kyle Lucia Wu interviews Stephanie Danler about working in the world of fine cuisine, restaurant orphans, and the growing pains involved in moving to the big city.

Mary Wang: Seeing Through the Fog, Part Two

Written on May 24, 2016 at 9:31 am, by

A two-part inquiry on how ancient philosophy and medicine come up against pollution and modernization in China.

Mary Wang: Seeing Through the Fog

Written on May 23, 2016 at 10:27 am, by

A two part series on how ancient philosophy and medicine come up against pollution and modernization in China

Daniel Nima Moattar: After the War

Written on May 23, 2016 at 10:12 am, by

The liberals who endorsed the war in Iraq now labor to whitewash its legacy.

Sarah Smith: After Mississippi Flooding, Red Cross Stumbles Again

Written on May 20, 2016 at 12:04 pm, by

The director of Mississippi’s Emergency Management Agency called the Red Cross’ disaster response “marginal at best.”

Matthew Harwood and Jay Stanley: Power Loves the Dark

Written on May 20, 2016 at 12:03 pm, by

Police Nationwide Are Secretly Exploiting Intrusive Technologies With the Feds’ Complicity.

Jake Robertson: We Have Full Power Relaxing

Written on May 19, 2016 at 9:55 am, by

On Paul Thomas Anderson’s Junun, or, the Madness of Love.

Greg Chase: David Foster Wallace and the Aesthetics of Athletics

Written on May 19, 2016 at 9:55 am, by

A new collection of David Foster Wallace's essays considers the ties between aesthetics, sport, and capital.

Matthew Neill Null: Wanting to Die

Written on May 18, 2016 at 12:26 pm, by

Finding life in death on the edge of the Atlantic.

William deBuys: Privatizing America’s Public Land

Written on May 18, 2016 at 12:26 pm, by

How the Raid on Malheur Screened a Future Raid on Real Estate.

Noam Chomsky: The Costs of Violence

Written on May 17, 2016 at 9:52 am, by

Masters of Mankind (Part 2)

Richard Falk: General Golan’s Holocaust Remembrance Day Speech

Written on May 17, 2016 at 9:51 am, by

The Holocaust Remembrance Day Speech of Major General Yair Golan

Anna Furman: Meeting Edward Said

Written on May 16, 2016 at 9:09 am, by

Imagining a meeting with the post-colonial scholar.

Sarah Smith: Study Calls On Obama to Withdraw Legal Memo That Allows Faith-based Charities to Discriminate

Written on May 16, 2016 at 9:07 am, by

The paper published by Columbia University is signed by a coalition of 15 prominent legal scholars across the country.

Orazio Labbate: In Love, Post-Apocalypse

Written on May 13, 2016 at 9:35 am, by

Flash Fiction: A romance at the time the world is ending.

Tom Engelhardt: Washington’s Military Addiction

Written on May 13, 2016 at 9:34 am, by

And The Ruins Still to Come.

Richard Falk: Dreaming of the Next UN Secretary General

Written on May 12, 2016 at 10:42 am, by

Why the selection process for the Secretary General has always protected the global order.

Elizabeth Daley: Above and Beyoncé

Written on May 12, 2016 at 10:42 am, by

On Music: Bringing back the 1990s Woman.

Jenny Pritchett: Postcard from the Court of Last Resort

Written on May 11, 2016 at 10:41 am, by

How mass media declares murder—or not—in a small town.

Matt Waters: A Moment of Honesty

Written on May 11, 2016 at 10:00 am, by

On Music: A song is the complete acceptance of impermanence. It would not begin if it could not end.

Noam Chomsky: American Power Under Challenge

Written on May 10, 2016 at 10:21 am, by

Masters of Mankind (Part 1)

Marshall Allen and Olga Pierce: Study Urges CDC to Revise Count of Deaths from Medical Error

Written on May 10, 2016 at 10:20 am, by

If not for flawed tracking, medical mistakes would be the third-leading cause of death, researchers at Johns Hopkins say.

Andrea Maurer: Dear Sun, Please Shine On Us

Written on May 9, 2016 at 11:53 am, by

Tracking the ongoing tragedies of Idomeni.

Kristin Prevallet: A Burning Is Not A Letting Go

Written on May 9, 2016 at 11:47 am, by

“Nothing Erased But Much Submerged” reveals memory as a process in which fragments of earth, emotion, and paper are consolidated into a singularly charged moment in which fire burns through the pages of a young girl’s diary.

Justin Burnell: Crisis of Finite Worlds

Written on May 6, 2016 at 10:52 am, by

When my father became my mother, gender reassignment in Appalachia.

Nomi Prins: Gimme Shelter (From the Tax Man)

Written on May 6, 2016 at 10:44 am, by

A look at what the leading presidential candidates are saying about tax dodging, post the Panama Papers.

Kazim Ali: A Symphony in Rain

Written on May 5, 2016 at 10:35 am, by

The Kiss: A lyric meditation on a goodbye kiss.

Robert Reich: The Third Way: Share-the-Gains Capitalism

Written on May 5, 2016 at 10:31 am, by

Employee stock ownership plans are lately seeing a bit of a comeback.

Paul Kiel: For Nebraska’s Poor, Get Sick and Get Sued

Written on May 4, 2016 at 10:33 am, by

Cheap court fees and looser rules make suing over medical debts as small as $60 easy. Every year Nebraska collection agencies file lawsuits by the tens of thousands.

Nick Turse: Donald Trump in South Sudan

Written on May 4, 2016 at 10:30 am, by

What Trumps the Horrors of a Hellscape? The Donald!

Alyson Foster: The View from the Fourth Floor

Written on May 3, 2016 at 3:02 pm, by

A mother reflects on her grief during her son’s illness, and on her enduring love of reading.

A.C. Thompson: Collateral Damage: Decades Later, a Suicide Can Be Added to Domestic Terror Campaign’s Toll

Written on May 3, 2016 at 2:40 pm, by

Before killing himself in Houston in 1988, Pham Dang Cuong was targeted by a violent anti-Communist group of former South Vietnamese military officers, according to interviews and records.

Peter Barnes: Envisioning a New Kind of Economy

Written on May 2, 2016 at 10:51 am, by

It's easier than it looks—if we draw upon our common wealth."

Gillie Collins: The Unspeakable

Written on May 2, 2016 at 10:49 am, by

How photographer Rowan Renee transforms the deeply personal past.

Michael T. Klare: Debacle at Doha

Written on April 29, 2016 at 10:46 am, by

The Collapse of the Old Oil Order.

William J. Astore: What’s the Meaning of Failure?

Written on April 29, 2016 at 10:44 am, by

A Dictionary of Euphemisms for Imperial Decline.

Pratap Chatterjee: Drone Whistleblowers Step Out of the Shadows

Written on April 28, 2016 at 10:32 am, by

In Washington’s Drone Wars, Collateral Damage Comes Home

Annelies Mondi: The Art of the Wild

Written on April 28, 2016 at 10:32 am, by

Painter Thomas Paquette celebrates a half-century of the Wilderness Act

Elettra Pauletto: Film, Theater and Human Trafficking

Written on April 27, 2016 at 11:24 am, by

An examination of the role art can play in combating human trafficking

Stanichka Dimitrova: Urgent Messages From 200 Years Ago

Written on April 27, 2016 at 11:23 am, by

On Music: Violinist Stani Dimitrova discusses how 18th century composers are relevant today.

Stewart L. Sinclair: Burying the Remnants of Disaster

Written on April 26, 2016 at 12:20 pm, by

Reflections on the legacy of Chernobyl on the 30th anniversary.

Roslyn Bernstein: Mid-Century Modern Master Builder

Written on April 26, 2016 at 12:20 pm, by

A production of the Ibsen play embraces an unorthodox space.

Paul Lisicky: Contour and Cadence

Written on April 25, 2016 at 10:30 am, by

The 2016 Guggenheim Fellow discusses his memoir The Narrow Door.

Dolan Morgan: Insignificana

Written on April 25, 2016 at 10:29 am, by

Rita Bullwinkel interviews Dolan Morgan on Losing Touch With the Boundaries of Your Body, Where the Absurdist’s Heart Lives, and the Ecstasy of Nothing.

Catherine Lloyd Burns: Remembering John the Hotdog Man

Written on April 22, 2016 at 12:48 pm, by

A writer reflects on childhood memories of her neighborhood hotdog vendor.

Major Jackson: Where Scars Reside

Written on April 21, 2016 at 11:33 am, by

The Kiss: The observation of a kiss brings on a stream of memories.

Curtis Sittenfeld: Pride and Prejudice Then & Now

Written on April 21, 2016 at 1:29 am, by

Daniela Petrova interviews Curtis Sittenfeld on her latest book, Eligible, a modern retelling of Jane Austen’s classic novel.

Crissy Van Meter: The Wild Wild West of Weed on the Web

Written on April 20, 2016 at 11:41 am, by

How a digital media company is challenging stereotypes about the growing landscape of marijuana culture.

Karen J. Greenberg: Still in the Bush Embrace

Written on April 20, 2016 at 11:41 am, by

What really stands in the way of closing Guantánamo.

Laura Kasinof: The Violence Was Once Mine

Written on April 19, 2016 at 10:18 am, by

A journalist confronts her feeling of helplessness in watching a war from afar

Andrew J. Bacevich: Writing a Blank Check on War for the President

Written on April 19, 2016 at 10:18 am, by

How the United States Became a Prisoner of War and Congress Went MIA.

Tom Engelhardt: This Article Is Not About Donald Trump

Written on April 18, 2016 at 9:18 am, by

Just kidding! Of course it is!

Joaquin Sapien: Investigation Exposes Failings of Oversight in NYC Group Homes

Written on April 18, 2016 at 9:18 am, by

City investigators say oversight was so lax at homes for juvenile offenders that violent episodes were “all but inevitable"

Brett Story: The Prison in 12 Landscapes

Written on April 15, 2016 at 11:47 am, by

Sabrina Alli interviews Brett Story about her latest film, which unearths the presence of the prison system in our everyday geographies.

ProPublica: Federal Government Finally Forgives Billions in Debt of Students Who’ve Become Disabled

Written on April 15, 2016 at 10:51 am, by

The move comes after a ProPublica investigation that documented how the government was making it hard for disabled borrowers to get their loans forgiven.

Jeffrey W. Rubin: Uneasy Democracies, North and South

Written on April 14, 2016 at 10:42 am, by

Both Brazil and the United States teeter on the brink of uncertain democratic futures.

William D. Hartung: How Not to Audit the Pentagon

Written on April 14, 2016 at 10:42 am, by

Five decades later, the military waste machine is running full speed ahead."

Kamini Dandapani: Untimely Melodies

Written on April 13, 2016 at 11:12 am, by

On Music: Introducing a new monthly series about music across cultures.

Megha Majumdar: Laughter as Criticism

Written on April 13, 2016 at 11:09 am, by

Notes from a School in Senegal

Michelle García: Me and Talese in the Middle

Written on April 12, 2016 at 9:23 am, by

Confronting the legendary journalist after his recent controversial remarks.

Toni Nealie: Dispersal

Written on April 12, 2016 at 8:31 am, by

An excerpt from Toni Nealie’s new book, The Miles Between Me

Prajna Desai: 3.11 still haunts

Written on April 11, 2016 at 1:34 am, by

Art and photography five years after the tsunami.

Gillie Collins: Doug DuBois and the Photography of Family

Written on April 11, 2016 at 1:34 am, by

In Good Time is the first mid-career survey of DuBois’ photographs on exhibit at Aperture Gallery.

Burhan Sönmez: Mortal Gods in the Greek Sea

Written on April 8, 2016 at 10:33 am, by

Flash Fiction: We had no idea that a livid war was advancing on us like a sandstorm. We were committed to life, not death.

Elizabeth Senja Spackman: Proximal Grief

Written on April 8, 2016 at 10:33 am, by

Twenty-two years later, in this era of social media, how do we mourn the Rwandan genocide?

Peter Orner: While Reading Imre Kertész, July, 2013

Written on April 7, 2016 at 11:42 am, by

A small tribute upon his death.

Ilyse Kusnetz: The Secret Kiss

Written on April 7, 2016 at 11:41 am, by

The Kiss: A kiss brings relief amidst a struggle.

Karen Kovacik: Scattering the Dark

Written on April 6, 2016 at 12:02 pm, by

Piotr Florczyk interviews Polish poet, translator, professor, and editor Karen Kovacik.

Charles Ornstein: New York Top Court Revives Suit Against Hospital That Let Man’s Death Be Filmed

Written on April 6, 2016 at 11:57 am, by

A hospital in New York allowed a TV crew to film a patient's death without permission.

Anneke Rautenbach: In Deference to the Headmaster

Written on April 5, 2016 at 11:11 am, by

Is sponsored content the death of journalism?

John Provost: Norma Rae Is Spinning in Her Grave

Written on April 5, 2016 at 11:09 am, by

Why Union organizing has become an uphill battle in the US.

Peter Van Buren: Back to the Future

Written on April 4, 2016 at 9:42 am, by

Five Questions That Weren't Asked During the 2012 Presidential Debates and Are Unlikely to Be Asked in 2016.

Ellen Cantarow and Alison Rose Levy: A Fukushima on the Hudson?

Written on April 1, 2016 at 10:00 am, by

The Growing Dangers of India Point.

Joaquin Sapien: Trial and Error: Report Says Prosecutors Rarely Pay Price for Mistakes and Misconduct

Written on April 1, 2016 at 9:59 am, by

Who's Punishing the Punishers?

Sigal Samuel: The Mystics of Mile End

Written on March 31, 2016 at 10:22 am, by

Claire Schwartz interviews Sigal Samuel about Kabbalah, queer Jews, and religion as literature.

Robert Reich: Why the Major Media Marginalize Bernie

Written on March 31, 2016 at 10:21 am, by

The myopia of mainstream media outlets when reporting on Bernie Sanders.

Gregory D. Foster: Pentagon Excess Has Fueled a Civil-Military Crisis

Written on March 30, 2016 at 10:08 am, by

How civilian control of the military has become a fantasy.

Tana Wojczuk: The Riddle of Trevor Nunn’s Pericles

Written on March 30, 2016 at 10:06 am, by

Is Shakespeare Dead?:A production of Shakespeare’s Pericles offers both promise and frustration.

Robert Reich: How the People’s Party Prevailed in 2020

Written on March 29, 2016 at 10:15 am, by

Imagining the electoral success of the People's Party in 2020.

Lauren Kirchner: What’s the Evidence Mass Surveillance Works? Not Much

Written on March 29, 2016 at 10:13 am, by

Officials are again pointing to the need for mass surveillance to take down terrorists. Here's what we know about how well it works.

Ratik Asokan: The Reality of Conjecture

Written on March 28, 2016 at 10:04 am, by

Asghar Farhadi’s cinematic legacy.

Selin Gökcesu: On Ankara

Written on March 28, 2016 at 10:03 am, by

When a bombing hits home.

Tanya Golash-Boza: Day of the Demagogue

Written on March 25, 2016 at 10:00 am, by

Trumpian Deportation Fantasies and American Realities.

Daniel José Older: This Far: Notes on Love and Revolution

Written on March 25, 2016 at 10:00 am, by

Protest, marriage, and migration in an age of ongoing crisis.

Ed Winstead: Tearing Down the Walls

Written on March 24, 2016 at 10:30 am, by

A new film takes a novel approach to Grove Press publisher Barney Rosset's life and legacy.

Patricia Smith: Bazooka Smackdown

Written on March 24, 2016 at 10:00 am, by

The Kiss: An unwanted embrace in a high school stairwell.

James Orbesen: Comically Real

Written on March 23, 2016 at 10:00 am, by

Ideology and aesthetic essentialism in super hero films.

Redfern Jon Barrett: Polyamory and the New Struggle for Civil Rights

Written on March 23, 2016 at 10:00 am, by

Why we need to recognize the changing face of Western families.

Karan Mahajan: On Small Bombings

Written on March 22, 2016 at 10:13 am, by

Ross Perlin Interviews Karan Mahajan

Scott Klein: Infographics in the Time of Cholera

Written on March 22, 2016 at 10:11 am, by

Visual journalism takes on infectious disease.

Hyatt Bass: Lessons from Cuba’s Incarceration Model

Written on March 21, 2016 at 10:21 am, by

A conversation between Executive Director of the Correctional Association of New York, Soffiyah Elijah, and filmmaker Hyatt Bass.

Robert Reich: Are Trade Deals Good for America?

Written on March 21, 2016 at 10:20 am, by

Free trade isn't perfect, but let's not discard it just yet.

T. Christian Miller: About Face: US Military Seeks Historic Overhaul of Justice System

Written on March 18, 2016 at 9:43 am, by

Pentagon aims to fundamentally reform the way America’s men and women experience justice while in uniform.

David Morris: A Long (and Still Unfinished) Road to Democracy

Written on March 18, 2016 at 9:42 am, by

Women, blacks and men without property once could not vote. Here are the next steps to make America fair.

Michael T. Klare: Energy Wars of Attrition

Written on March 17, 2016 at 7:53 pm, by

The irony of oil abundance.

Katherine Hite & Jordi Huguet: Guiding Light

Written on March 17, 2016 at 7:52 pm, by

On being a docent at Chile’s Museum of Memory and Human Rights, as told to Katherine Hite.

Nicholas Miriello: War In The Time of Selfies

Written on March 16, 2016 at 11:26 am, by

The crudely staged terror-porn of Abu Ghraib has evolved into the highly stylized and sun-kissed wartime selfie

A.M. Brune: Employee of the Month

Written on March 16, 2016 at 11:26 am, by

Catie Lazarus’s new talk show asks all the right “wrong” questions about work

P.J. Podesta: Keeping the Devil at Bay

Written on March 14, 2016 at 9:50 am, by

Why the Left should be asking for more

Sara Nović: Sign of the Times

Written on March 14, 2016 at 9:49 am, by

Future of Language: The future of American Sign Language helps everyone but the Deaf

John Sims: Celebrating Pi Day with a Political Math Artist

Written on March 11, 2016 at 1:31 pm, by

How math can inform our civil and political works of art.

Elisa Gabbert: Can Ideas Withstand Shifts in Language?

Written on March 11, 2016 at 11:36 am, by

Future of Language: Considering the Sapir-Whorf hypothesis for translation, emoji, and pop culture.

Piotr Florczyk: Retracing the Decalogue

Written on March 10, 2016 at 10:16 am, by

Remembering Kieslowski on the 20th anniversary of his death.

Kurt Brown & Laure-Anne Bosselaar: The Kiss I Would Have Spent on You

Written on March 10, 2016 at 10:15 am, by

The Kiss: A kiss transcends time, and poetry.

Mattea Kramer: Killing Someone Else’s Beloved

Written on March 9, 2016 at 11:33 am, by

Promoting the American Way of War in Campaign 2016.

Darnell L. Moore & Kai M. Green: Conversation in Black

Written on March 9, 2016 at 11:32 am, by

Darnell L. Moore and Kai M. Green write to each other about life as black feminists.

Roslyn Bernstein: Coloring the Grey Zone

Written on March 8, 2016 at 11:13 am, by

In Havana, an art world in transition.

Jonathan Lee: Characters on the Outer Edges

Written on March 8, 2016 at 11:01 am, by

Kyle Lucia Wu interviews Jonathan Lee about his latest novel

Gillian Thomas: Because of Sex

Written on March 7, 2016 at 11:25 am, by

An excerpt from Because of Sex: One Law, Ten Cases, and Fifty Years That Changed American Women's Lives at Work

Mark Engler & Paul Engler: Three Times When the World Broke Open — and Two When It Might Again

Written on March 7, 2016 at 11:03 am, by

In Praise of Impractical Movements

Farhad Mirza: Sour Justice in Pakistan

Written on March 4, 2016 at 9:50 am, by

An execution for an assassination

Andrew J. Bacevich: Don’t Cry for Me, America

Written on March 4, 2016 at 9:50 am, by

What Trumpism means for democracy

Milton Läufer: Trivializing Tragedy

Written on March 3, 2016 at 11:46 am, by

An open letter to Argentine President Ing. Mauricio Macri and the Mayor of the City of Buenos Aires, Horacio Rodríguez Larreta

Robert Reich: Why the Critics of Bernienomics Are Wrong

Written on March 3, 2016 at 8:25 am, by

Fact checking the fact checkers.

Zion Decoteau and Chynna Seck: My History Didn’t Start with Slavery

Written on March 2, 2016 at 11:36 am, by

From learning to haggle in the medina to connecting more deeply with history, two New York City high-school students reflect on visiting Africa for the first time.

Lisa De Bode: A Reporter’s Notebook from Molenbeek

Written on March 2, 2016 at 11:34 am, by

In the fight against extremism of all stripes, Europe has failed to transcend its capitalist roots and embrace diversity.

Robert Reich: An Open Letter to the Republican Establishment

Written on March 1, 2016 at 12:05 pm, by

How much longer can big business enjoy the spoils of Republican policies?

Tim Youd: Performance Art, One Key at a Time

Written on March 1, 2016 at 11:58 am, by

Heather L. Hughes interviews artist Tim Youd on the devotional practice of retyping great literature.

Wayétu Moore: The Life of Hamet Dean

Written on February 29, 2016 at 9:32 am, by

What happens to Africa’s child soldiers when the war is over?

Lo Mei Wa: Letter to a Future Daughter on the Occasion of the “Fishball Revolution”

Written on February 29, 2016 at 8:57 am, by

When Hong Kong used to be home

Martina Fouquet: The Diversity Bubble and the Fight for Inclusion

Written on February 26, 2016 at 10:13 am, by

Why visibility is not enough

Kim Addonizio: Interlude

Written on February 25, 2016 at 1:09 am, by

The Kiss: Kissing strangers in the rain

Jamal Mahjoub: A Closer Look at The Revenant

Written on February 25, 2016 at 12:59 am, by

The depictions of Native Americans in Hollywood are still Hollywood

Leonard Nalencz: Teddy and Me

Written on February 24, 2016 at 9:51 am, by

Recalling Ted Cruz at Princeton, and some good advice

Joaquin Sapien: Brooklyn Prosecutors Admit Woman Spent Ten Years in Prison for Crime She Likely Didn’t Commit

Written on February 24, 2016 at 9:50 am, by

The review of a controversial Brooklyn detective’s casework has led to yet another conviction being wiped out.

David Morris: What Downton Abbey Teaches Us About Health Care

Written on February 23, 2016 at 12:57 am, by

The importance of community in an age of high tech, specialized medicine

Robert Reich: The End of the Establishment?

Written on February 23, 2016 at 12:57 am, by

It's the establishment, stupid

Alfred W. McCoy: How a Pink Flower Defeated the World’s Sole Superpower

Written on February 22, 2016 at 12:01 am, by

America’s Opium War in Afghanistan.

Bill McKibben: Exxon’s Never-Ending Big Dig

Written on February 19, 2016 at 12:02 pm, by

Flooding the Earth With Fossil Fuels

Erica Berry: Postcards from Munich

Written on February 19, 2016 at 12:00 pm, by

On the front lines of Europe’s immigration crisis

Kamal Aljafari: Unfinished Balconies in the Sea

Written on February 18, 2016 at 8:46 am, by

Filmmaker Kamal Aljafari talks to Nathalie Handal about the poetry of memory, and displacement in Palestine

Peter Van Buren: Nickel and Dimed in 2016

Written on February 18, 2016 at 3:48 am, by

You Can't Earn a Living on the Minimum Wage

Robert Reich: The Republican Party is Dead

Written on February 17, 2016 at 9:35 am, by

The GOP will be sorely missed

Elizabeth Adams: When Justice Doesn’t Feel Just

Written on February 16, 2016 at 1:31 am, by

The unforeseen consequences of a gender discrimination complaint

Dean Kostos: This Is Not A Skyscraper

Written on February 16, 2016 at 1:31 am, by

The power of pauses, structure, and zebra metaphors at Coney Island

William J. Astore: The US Military Suffers of Affluenza

Written on February 15, 2016 at 12:19 pm, by

Showering the Pentagon with money and praise

Chase Quinn: Watching the Watchman

Written on February 12, 2016 at 10:04 am, by

The personal and the political converge at Laura Poitras' new exhibit.

Katya Kazbek: Discourse in Danger

Written on February 12, 2016 at 10:03 am, by

The state of Russian literature today

Pico Iyer: The Kiss at Dawn

Written on February 11, 2016 at 11:38 am, by

The Kiss: In Damascus, a kiss runs even deeper than the heart

Tana Wojczuk: Shakespeare on the Frontier

Written on February 11, 2016 at 11:38 am, by

Is Shakespeare Dead?: A cultural inferiority complex leads to a quirky vision of the Bard.

David Rosner and Gerald Markowitz: Two, Three… Many Flints

Written on February 10, 2016 at 12:01 am, by

America's coast-to-coast toxic crisis.

Robert Faturechi and Derek Willis: IRS Grants Nonprofit Status to ‘Dark Money’ Group Founded by Karl Rove

Written on February 10, 2016 at 12:00 am, by

Crossroads GPS gets declared a nonprofit five years after applying, meaning that its donor list can remain private.

Aviva Chomsky: All the News That’s Fit to Print

Written on February 9, 2016 at 1:44 pm, by

How the media hide undocumented workers.

Robert Reich: Why We Must Try

Written on February 9, 2016 at 1:43 pm, by

Democrats need to fight for what they believe in, not just who seems most electable.

Linell Ajello: More and More War Stories

Written on February 8, 2016 at 10:07 am, by

Daily life at war isn’t what we’re led to believe.

Joaquin Sapien: The Trials of New York’s Family Court

Written on February 8, 2016 at 10:07 am, by

A journalist immerses herself in New York’s Family Court system and finds a mix of misery and modest hope.

Sara Majka: Maureen

Written on February 5, 2016 at 11:31 am, by

Flash Fiction: That morning Maureen could tell her ex-husband had been drinking, but still, she helped her daughter into her coat and went back upstairs.

Robert Faturechi: How Conservatives Keep Dark Money Dark

Written on February 5, 2016 at 10:01 am, by

In internal memos, groups opposing tighter state campaign finance rules coach their local supporters on how to battle disclosure of political donors.

Ratik Asokan: Louis Draper’s Black Aesthetic

Written on February 4, 2016 at 11:06 am, by

Depicting the humanity of the dehumanized.

Joaquin Sapien: Report Cites Failure to Act Against Abusers of Juveniles in Detention

Written on February 4, 2016 at 10:57 am, by

Federal officials worry that sexual abuse in juvenile justice system remains prevalent and too often unpunished

Peter E. Murphy: Donald Trump vs. Richard Cory in Atlantic City

Written on February 3, 2016 at 10:19 am, by

The casino magnate is hollow inside—and that's how he likes it.

Ira Chernus: America’s New Vietnam in the Middle East

Written on February 3, 2016 at 10:18 am, by

A Civil War story about the Islamic State might spark a peace movement.

Lo Kwa Mei-en: Red Poems

Written on February 2, 2016 at 9:10 am, by

Lo Kwa Mei-en speaks to Jasmine Dreame Wagner about writing words filled with blood and rhythm

Robert Reich: It Takes a Movement

Written on February 2, 2016 at 9:08 am, by

There's only one way to break the connection between wealth and power

Dan Sinykin: The Trump Vendor’s Art of the Deal in Iowa

Written on February 1, 2016 at 9:52 am, by

A report from the field in Iowa, where Trump gear is selling like hotcakes

Alexander Chee: Hunger

Written on January 29, 2016 at 12:44 pm, by

Flash Fiction: The food was repulsive to consider and ended hunger bowl by disgusting bowl. And yet its arrival was still welcome; it relieved the tedium.

Andrew J. Bacevich: Out of Bounds, Off Limits, or Just Plain Ignored

Written on January 29, 2016 at 9:43 am, by

Six national security questions Hillary, Donald, Ted, Marco, et al., don't want to answer and won't even be asked.

Aimee Nezhukumatathil: Notes on the Invisible Kiss

Written on January 28, 2016 at 12:52 am, by

The Kiss: What it means to be forever altered by a kiss you never saw.

Rattanamol Singh: Looted

Written on January 28, 2016 at 12:48 am, by

How global theft fuels trafficking, unrest & cultural control

Tom Engelhardt: Failed States and States of Failure

Written on January 27, 2016 at 9:53 am, by

“We Destroyed the Cities to Save Them” and other future headlines

Robert Reich: The Volcanic Core Fueling the 2016 Election

Written on January 26, 2016 at 11:52 am, by

This election isn't about policy, it's about power.

Richard Falk, David Krieger and Robert Laney: An Open Letter on Nuclear Weapons to the American People

Written on January 26, 2016 at 11:51 am, by

Political responsibility in the Nuclear Age.

Rashod Ollison: The Soul Serenade of a Music Journalist

Written on January 25, 2016 at 9:08 am, by

Rhythm, blues, & coming of age through vinyl.

Julia Angwin: I Ramped Up My Internet Security, and You Should Too

Written on January 25, 2016 at 8:56 am, by

Here’s how ProPublica reporter Julia Angwin upped her defenses against hackers and spies.

Nick Turse: The Pentagon’s Progress

Written on January 22, 2016 at 1:12 pm, by

Will American “successes” lead to more Iraqi military failures?

Simon Critchley: Commanded by a Black Star

Written on January 21, 2016 at 11:35 am, by

Ari Braverman speaks to Simon Critchley about the force that was David Bowie

Elettra Pauletto: How knowledge of international affairs can help survivors of torture

Written on January 20, 2016 at 10:41 am, by

Doctors at Bellevue run specialized relief programs for asylum seekers that are survivors of torture.

Robert Reich: Who Lost the White Working Class?

Written on January 20, 2016 at 10:40 am, by

The Democrats are just as guilty as the Republicans in some respects.

Tana Wojczuk: The Good Wife–Hillary Clinton as Lady Macbeth

Written on January 19, 2016 at 8:05 am, by

Is Shakespeare Dead? Along with First Lady, Senator, and Secretary of State, there’s one other title she just can’t seem to be rid of.

Megan McCloskey: The US Spent a Half Billion on Mining in Afghanistan With ‘Limited Progress’

Written on January 19, 2016 at 8:05 am, by

The Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction has labelled yet another project in danger of failing. This time its US plans to develop the country’s oil, gas and minerals industries.

Nicola Gardini: Lost Words

Written on January 15, 2016 at 10:32 am, by

Flash Fiction: “The last thing we need is to feel like we’re not even free in the house of the Lord!”

John Stoehr: Citizen Cruz Has a Problem

Written on January 15, 2016 at 10:31 am, by

And Citizen Trump is, again, licking his chops.

Nick Flynn: The Last Kiss

Written on January 14, 2016 at 10:03 am, by

The Kiss: The first installment of the series features a fairy tale come to life, if only for a moment.

Brian Turner: The Kiss

Written on January 14, 2016 at 10:02 am, by

The Kiss: Introducing a new series on perhaps the most intimate of human interactions, in all its forms.

Garth Greenwell: Accessing The Ecstatic

Written on January 13, 2016 at 11:41 am, by

Jonathan Lee interviews Garth Greenwell

Rick Shenkman: Ted Cruz’s Stone-Age Brain and Yours

Written on January 13, 2016 at 11:18 am, by

Why “collateral damage” elicits so little empathy from young Americans.

Robert Reich: What the Big Short Tells us About Wall Street

Written on January 12, 2016 at 9:30 am, by

Wall Street ruined the economy in 2008 and it will do it again

Nina Martin: A Showdown Year for Reproductive Rights

Written on January 12, 2016 at 9:29 am, by

Two potentially sweeping Supreme Court cases set the stage for a seismic shift in the battle over abortion and contraception

Erik Wennermark: Swami in a Hothouse Elevator

Written on January 11, 2016 at 9:27 am, by

Lessons of peace, unity, and selflessness collide with ethnic cleansing in Modi’s India.

Rebecca Gordon: America Revisits the Dark Side

Written on January 8, 2016 at 9:18 am, by

Candidates compete to promise the most torture and slaughter

Cezary Podkul: NY State Data Indicates Even More Landlords Duck Rent Limits

Written on January 8, 2016 at 9:18 am, by

As many as 200,000 New York City apartments could be missing from rent regulation as required by law

Lois Beckett: How Much Could Obama’s Gun Moves Affect Gun Violence?

Written on January 7, 2016 at 9:34 am, by

Nobody knows if simply explaining current law more clearly will save lives.

Tom Engelhardt: Why the Islamic State Is the Minor Leagues of Terror

Written on January 6, 2016 at 9:33 am, by

It’s time to panic!

Olga Pierce and Marshall Allen: How Denmark Dumped Medical Malpractice and Improved Patient Safety

Written on January 6, 2016 at 9:33 am, by

In the US, patients harmed during medical care have few avenues for redress. The Danes chose to forget about fault and focus on what’s fair.

Frida Berrigan: Kids’ Questions on a Lockdown Planet

Written on January 5, 2016 at 9:39 am, by

Through a child's litany of whys

Ruth Wilson: What’s the Secret of Making a Happy City?

Written on January 5, 2016 at 9:39 am, by

Ancient Athens shows us what to do and Rome shows us what not to do

Robert Reich: What’s at Stake in 2016

Written on January 4, 2016 at 11:24 am, by

Ending the vicious cycle of wealth and power.

Michael Grabell: ‘All of This Because Somebody Got Hurt at Work’

Written on January 4, 2016 at 11:24 am, by

Hummer limos, go-go dancers, a live alligator and glowing aliens in spandex at the national workers’ comp and disability expo. Journey into the little-known workers’ comp industrial complex.

Laura Zabel: Art as Activism

Written on December 24, 2015 at 11:28 am, by

A look at creative humanitarian projects happening around the world

Aaron Bady: Once is a Mistake, Twice is Jazz

Written on December 23, 2015 at 11:58 am, by

Fiston Mwanza Mujila’s Tram 83 is essentially an unfinished metal structure.

Kenneth R. Rosen: The Case for Expungement

Written on December 22, 2015 at 10:30 am, by

Police records can haunt a lifetime, but they don’t have to.

Arvind Badrinarayanan: In Conflict With Disease

Written on December 21, 2015 at 11:31 am, by

Boundaries are drawn, and erased, by disease rather than man-made warfare—but no one seems to have noticed.

Franco Galdini: Kyrgyz Mercenary, Friend or Foe?

Written on December 21, 2015 at 10:48 am, by

Russia’s long shadow over Central Asia.

Ed Winstead: Approaching Donald Judd

Written on December 18, 2015 at 11:14 am, by

An exhibition of the artist's Cor-ten steel sculptures offers a meditative experience.

Andrew S. Lewis: Wilson and the Racial Equality Clause

Written on December 18, 2015 at 11:12 am, by

What are we celebrating when we memorialize world leaders?

James Orbesen: The Force of Greed

Written on December 17, 2015 at 9:35 am, by

When art becomes just another trusted brand

Will McGrath: The Noose in Hentiesbaai

Written on December 16, 2015 at 11:21 am, by

Apartheid, Germans, and genocide in Namibia

Francisco Cantú: Mission Trail

Written on December 14, 2015 at 9:44 am, by

Boundaries of Nations: In the borderlands of northern Mexico, a legacy of violence.

Jonathan Weisman: A Britain Beyond Costume

Written on December 11, 2015 at 9:29 am, by

Boundaries of Nations: The UK isn't like Downton Abbey anymore.

Juliana Farha: Crushed

Written on December 10, 2015 at 1:28 pm, by

To occupy words.

Tavares Strachan: The Breaking is the Fixing

Written on December 9, 2015 at 9:48 am, by

The artist discusses his new show on the chemist Rosalind Franklin, the nature of history, and the role of the internet in dismantling colonial legacies.

Megan Stielstra: Teaching Engagement, Teaching Awareness

Written on December 9, 2015 at 9:28 am, by

How an inclusive curriculum could be just the disruption American classrooms need.

Anya Groner: The Public Is Us

Written on December 8, 2015 at 9:36 am, by

Reflections 100 years after Typhoid Mary’s quarantine on North Brother Island.

Nina Martin: For Abortion Providers, a Constant Barrage of Personalized Harassment

Written on December 7, 2015 at 9:29 am, by

Shootings like the one at a Colorado clinic are rare. Stalking, hate mail, and intimidating protests are the daily reality.

Tom Engelhardt: Apocalypse When?

Written on December 7, 2015 at 9:29 am, by

Turning up the heat on history.

Maria Mitsora: Grace

Written on December 4, 2015 at 10:39 am, by

Flash Fiction: Here where I find myself in a razor-sharp eternity, grant me one deep free breath.

Robert Reich: Fueling the Fire

Written on December 3, 2015 at 8:51 am, by

Are the GOP presidential candidates inspiring hate crimes?

David Cohen: The Abortion Clinic is a War Zone

Written on December 3, 2015 at 8:51 am, by

Nina Martin speaks with law professor, David Cohen, about the daily struggles of abortion providers

Katrina Woznicki: Can the Arts Provide What Schools Can’t?

Written on December 2, 2015 at 8:14 am, by

Artists and community organizers discuss racial segregation, social justice, and filling in the gaps of our public school system.

Barbara Ehrenreich: Dead, White, and Blue

Written on December 1, 2015 at 12:06 pm, by

The great die-off of America's blue collar whites.

David Meanix: Face to Face

Written on December 1, 2015 at 1:11 am, by

What we don't talk about when we talk about HIV and AIDS.

Kurt Hollander: The Avatars Of The Martian

Written on November 30, 2015 at 11:40 am, by

Do Hollywood blockbusters fuel corporate space exploitation?

Rebecca Gordon: Home, Sweet Kleptocracy

Written on November 25, 2015 at 11:54 am, by

Kabul in America

Stephen Engelberg: The Painting That Saved my Family from the Holocaust

Written on November 25, 2015 at 11:53 am, by

A group of German journalists track the painting that saved a family

Omar Robert Hamilton: Welcome to Lesvos

Written on November 24, 2015 at 9:28 am, by

Two weeks as a volunteer at a refugee camp in Greece.

Luc Sante: My Method is the Magpie’s

Written on November 23, 2015 at 12:27 pm, by

The critic discusses his new book on the grittier side of Paris, and the effect terrorism might have on France.

Melissa R. Sipin: Scorched-Earth

Written on November 20, 2015 at 1:41 am, by

Flash Fiction: I remember their voices. Hushed when the sun beat on our backs, loud when the moon returned, illuminating our darknesses.

Will I Die a Muslim?

Written on November 20, 2015 at 1:40 am, by

The repercussions of being Muslim after the Paris Attacks

What a Panic Attack Looks Like

Written on November 19, 2015 at 7:00 am, by

An illustrated inquiry

The Architecture of Racism at Yale University

Written on November 18, 2015 at 9:00 am, by

What it’s really like to be a student of color in the Ivy league.

A Line Through the Heart of Paris, the French Prime Meridian

Written on November 17, 2015 at 11:47 am, by

Part II: The Scientist Who Kept Pushing, a continuation of A Line Through the Heart of Paris, the original Prime Meridian.

A Line Through the Heart of Paris, the French Prime Meridian

Written on November 16, 2015 at 8:57 am, by

Part I: Following La Meridienne de Paris and meeting François Arago.

It’s a $cam!

Written on November 13, 2015 at 10:25 am, by

The American way of war in the 21st century.

The Dog Ate My Vote: How Congress Explains Its Absences

Written on November 13, 2015 at 10:25 am, by

It’s customary for members of the House of Representatives to file an explanation when they miss a vote. These Personal Explanations are a glimpse into the pace and trade-offs inherent in modern government.

Michael Salu: Family Business

Written on November 12, 2015 at 9:53 am, by

Yahdon Israel talks to Michael Salu about moving between texts and images

Who Keeps Billions of Taxpayer Dollars Flowing to For-Profit Colleges? These Guys

Written on November 11, 2015 at 11:41 am, by

Accreditation agencies are supposed to make sure that colleges are putting students in a position to succeed. That’s not happening at schools overseen by one accreditor in particular.

The Rigging of the American Market

Written on November 11, 2015 at 11:40 am, by

The debate about wealth redistribution ignores the fact that it's already happening, from the rest of us to the rich.

Kissinger, the Bombardier

Written on November 9, 2015 at 12:19 pm, by

How diplomacy by air power became an all-American tradition.

Common Ground in the Heartland

Written on November 9, 2015 at 12:19 pm, by

What I learned from my time in the “red states.”

Native Daughter

Written on November 6, 2015 at 9:44 am, by

An excerpt from Ellis Avery's upcoming book of essays, The Family Tooth.

Suspicions

Written on November 5, 2015 at 9:41 am, by

The acclaimed Mexican writer explores the paranoia of life amongst cartels.

Museum as Laboratory

Written on November 4, 2015 at 9:57 am, by

A new exhibition in Pittsburgh explores the modernist past of the city's architecture, and the way forward.

Spice Use There, is Drug Use Everywhere

Written on November 3, 2015 at 10:09 am, by

Recent studies out of Alaska suggest there is much to learn about recidivism and treatment in preventing drug related violence nationwide.

When the Lobbying Underdogs Get Ahead

Written on November 2, 2015 at 9:30 am, by

A look at how the Iran Deal was made possible by unlikely groups.

Santa Rita de los Imposibles

Written on October 30, 2015 at 12:13 pm, by

Flash Fiction:Pablo Angel chose to die in what he thought were American pants. I believe this.

Lauren Kirchner and Surya Mattu: Uber’s Surge Pricing May Not Lead to a Surge in Drivers

Written on October 30, 2015 at 12:13 pm, by

Uber’s surge pricing doesn’t necessarily increase the availability of rides. It just makes them more expensive.

Rahat Kurd: Out of It: An Exchange with Palestinian-British Writer Selma Dabbagh

Written on October 29, 2015 at 9:41 am, by

Selma Dabbagh talks about the personal and political in her debut novel, Out of It.

Gabriella Ekman: Does Europe Really Have a Refugee Crisis?

Written on October 28, 2015 at 9:31 am, by

Europe has the capacity to receive refugees, they just don't want to.

Peter Trachtenberg: Slip Away

Written on October 27, 2015 at 9:15 am, by

Remembering the iconic voice of Lou Reed, who died two years ago today.

Kristen Martin: Investigation, from the Latin investigationem

Written on October 26, 2015 at 9:26 am, by

The daughter of a late police officer reflects on what it means to have an academic father in the force.

Jo Comerford and Mattea Kramer: Putting Out the Syrian Fire

Written on October 23, 2015 at 11:04 am, by

Can diplomacy do what war couldn't?

Robert Reich: The Morality of a $15 Minimum

Written on October 23, 2015 at 11:02 am, by

Conservatives are right—raising the minimum wage might be a job killer. And it's a good thing.

Cristina Henríquez: The Stories of the Unknown

Written on October 22, 2015 at 1:26 pm, by

Michelle García speaks to Cristina Henríquez about her latest novel

Maggy Donaldson: A Far Cry from Van Gogh

Written on October 21, 2015 at 9:03 am, by

Seasonal agricultural workers in France face more challenges than ever before.

Chloe Wyma: To Aestheticize Politics

Written on October 20, 2015 at 10:31 am, by

The nebulous function of political art

Putting Out the Syrian Fire

Written on October 19, 2015 at 10:06 am, by

Can diplomacy do what war couldn’t?

Misappropriated Funds Cast Further Suspicion on California Group Homes

Written on October 19, 2015 at 10:06 am, by

As a group home for some of the state’s most troubled children prepares to close, county auditors are poring over its finances.

Tom Engelhardt: The Fog of Intelligence

Written on October 16, 2015 at 10:39 am, by

With a massive intelligence program, the US is still caught off guard

Lauren Kirchner: Your Smart Home Knows a Lot About You

Written on October 16, 2015 at 10:00 am, by

A data scientist’s experiment reveals surprising information about interconnected smart devices

Jenny Pritchett: Funny Money

Written on October 15, 2015 at 9:24 am, by

When the law is lawless.

Sarah Menkedick: Caught in the Middle

Written on October 14, 2015 at 9:35 am, by

Reflections on a family whose heritage spans borders, but whose separate experiences continues to divide them in their own home.

Jen Manion: When White Liberals (and Black Elites) Make Things Worse

Written on October 13, 2015 at 9:10 am, by

A historical perspective on language and the criminalization of African Americans.

Marvin George and Jouvay Ayiti: Playing Devil’s Advocate with Mas

Written on October 12, 2015 at 9:30 am, by

This Columbus Day, a Caribbean carnival arts collective invokes the deeper principles behind Carnival masquerades to create social change.

Osama Alomar: The Name

Written on October 9, 2015 at 11:53 am, by

Flash Fiction: He dug his nails into the smooth cover

Michael T. Klare: Welcome to a New Planet

Written on October 9, 2015 at 11:53 am, by

The earth is reaching its tipping point

Writing In The Bellies Of Beasts: An Interview with Lincoln Michel

Written on October 8, 2015 at 10:21 am, by

The writer and editor speaks about beastliness in fiction, founding a literary journal, and avoiding the lure of “faux-weirdness” in his work.

Amy Brill: To Be Communicated in Every Home

Written on October 7, 2015 at 10:57 am, by

A mother reflects on fears and stark statistics, following another school shooting.

Richard Falk: A Nonagon of Toxic Conflict

Written on October 6, 2015 at 11:37 am, by

Notes on the Turkish quagmire.

Joe Sexton: The Prominence and Plight Of Girls in the Juvenile Justice System

Written on October 6, 2015 at 11:36 am, by

Girls make up a growing share of children arrested and detained across the country.

Chris Lombardi: The Bergdahl Discussion Dilemma

Written on October 5, 2015 at 11:54 am, by

The risky story-telling complicit in the public discourse on Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl.

Paul Auckland Best: The Barrel

Written on October 2, 2015 at 9:37 am, by

For a sign language interpreter at a murder trial, the crowning achievement is utter neutrality.

Rattanamol Singh: Fences

Written on October 2, 2015 at 9:24 am, by

Good fences make good neighbors, graveyards, and mariachi bands.

Matt Huynh: Drawing Between the Lines

Written on October 1, 2015 at 12:40 am, by

Occupy Wall Street artist pens interactive online comic about Vietnamese refugees

David Morris: We Now Have a Justice System Just for Corporations

Written on October 1, 2015 at 12:38 am, by

How the Supreme Court twisted a 1925 law to undermine the interests of citizens, employees and small business

Ann Neumann: The Homemade Death Penalty

Written on September 30, 2015 at 11:40 am, by

Faced with a shortage of killer drugs, Texas executioners have begun manufacturing their own pentobarbital, a lawsuit charges.

Tom Engelhardt: Three Exceptional Facts About America

Written on September 30, 2015 at 11:40 am, by

It’s safe to be paranoid in the US.

Robin Cloud: When The End Comes

Written on September 29, 2015 at 10:54 am, by

“Divorce, a fresh start.”

Karen Benke: Reviving The Lost Art of Letter Writing

Written on September 29, 2015 at 10:54 am, by

“The radical creative act of freeing the inner, and outer, child.”

Andrea Maurer: High Hitler

Written on September 28, 2015 at 10:58 am, by

A look into the megalomaniac’s drug addiction.

Greg Grandin: Debacle, Inc.

Written on September 28, 2015 at 10:57 am, by

How Henry Kissinger helped create our “proliferated” world.

Annie Waldman: New Data Reveals Stark Gaps in Graduation Rates Between Poor and Wealthy Students

Written on September 25, 2015 at 11:46 am, by

For the first time ever, the public can see the graduation rates for Pell Grant recipients at over 1,000 schools

Joseph Roth: The Mother

Written on September 25, 2015 at 11:45 am, by

Flash Fiction: Even while she lay in hospital she was trembling for the well-being of her son

Manash Bhattacharjee: And Quiet Flows the Kopili

Written on September 24, 2015 at 11:46 am, by

Violence and citizenship in Assam, as experienced by its forgotten

Melissa Febos: Scarification

Written on September 24, 2015 at 11:46 am, by

The winning entry of the 2015 Center for Women Writers Prize in Creative Nonfiction

Annie Waldman: As Pope Pushes to Help the Poor, Catholic Universities Leave Them Behind

Written on September 23, 2015 at 7:36 am, by

Many Catholic colleges leave low-income students with big debts. And wealthy Catholic schools that provide generous support don’t enroll many poor students.

Richard Krushnic and Jonathan Alan King: Privatizing the Apocalypse

Written on September 23, 2015 at 7:36 am, by

How nuclear weapons companies commandeer your tax dollars.

Jennie Erin Smith: The Humboldt House

Written on September 22, 2015 at 8:52 am, by

Retracing Von Humboldt's footsteps, two centuries later, in a van.

Maren Meinhardt on the Romantic Scientist: Alexander von Humboldt Under the Palm Trees

Written on September 22, 2015 at 8:50 am, by

Why a once forgotten scientist’s steps across South America are so tempting to retrace.

Ava Kofman: Will Virtual Reality Make Us Feel Better?

Written on September 21, 2015 at 11:46 am, by

Empathy and immersion in virtual worlds.

Rebecca Gordon: The No-Fly Follies

Written on September 21, 2015 at 11:45 am, by

How to censor yourself before the government even has the chance.

Erica Berry: The Instafam’s Table

Written on September 18, 2015 at 1:12 am, by

A journey towards cold, hard, shiny food.

John Feffer: To Boldly Go Home

Written on September 18, 2015 at 1:11 am, by

Resisting intervention on earth and beyond.

Steve Toltz: Writers and Bad People

Written on September 17, 2015 at 9:31 am, by

Julia Pierpont sits down with Australian novelist Steve Toltz to discuss his new novel, writing about writers, paralysis, and why you should attend your high school reunion.

Alfred W. McCoy: Grandmaster of the Great Game

Written on September 17, 2015 at 9:30 am, by

Obama’s geopolitical strategy for containing China.

Lawrence Lenhart: Captioning Novitiate

Written on September 16, 2015 at 11:40 am, by

Myanmar’s newest monks and the politics of almsgiving.

Kristi DiLallo: The Language of Grief

Written on September 16, 2015 at 11:39 am, by

How art can provide us with different languages for discussing loss.

Matthew Gavin Frank: Of Devils and Flowers

Written on September 14, 2015 at 11:39 am, by

Boundaries of Nature: An outtake from the book Preparing The Ghost, a writer’s playful foray into the world of a squid photographer.

Jennifer S. Cheng: What’s In A Name

Written on September 14, 2015 at 11:38 am, by

The appropriation of Michael Derrick Hudson as “Yi-Fen Chou”.

Andrew S. Lewis: Explorative Strategies

Written on September 11, 2015 at 8:28 am, by

Boundaries of Nature: What happens after we commodify the waves?

Andrés Neuman: A Terribly Perfect Couple

Written on September 11, 2015 at 8:27 am, by

Flash Fiction:"What a perfect couple, two halves of the same little orange."

Ed Winstead: Green Thumbs in the Motor City

Written on September 10, 2015 at 11:03 am, by

Boundaries of Nature: Huge swaths of Detroit have been surrendered to the wild. What happens when we try to take them back?

Marcelo Rochabrun: Passing the Test

Written on September 10, 2015 at 11:02 am, by

Is Mayor Bill de Blasio’s universal pre-K the best way to allocate education dollars?

Bix Gabriel: MFA Year 2, Week 1

Written on September 9, 2015 at 11:32 am, by

Imagining Tunacorn and Skunkinex in ‘Immigrant Fiction.’

Mark Warren: The Evolution of Comfort

Written on September 9, 2015 at 11:32 am, by

How we have been disenfranchised of our natural inheritance.

Bsrat Mezghebe: Swimming While Eritrean

Written on September 8, 2015 at 7:42 am, by

Wading through the dark waters of migration.

Ella Boureau: Towards a Place That is Not Home

Written on September 8, 2015 at 7:41 am, by

The city of lights, migrant refugees, and gay Muslim weddings.

Katrina Woznicki: How To Save A Bookstore

Written on September 7, 2015 at 10:34 am, by

A small bookstore pilots a new business model to stay afloat. Will it work?

Abigail Rasminsky: In Dodge Hall with Oliver Sacks

Written on September 4, 2015 at 9:35 am, by

A former student remembers the late Oliver Sacks.

Ellis Avery: On Fear

Written on September 4, 2015 at 9:32 am, by

Ellis Avery on facing illness.

John Washington: The New International Jim Crow is a Fat Cat Capi#&$$st Motherf#$@er

Written on September 3, 2015 at 9:23 am, by

America’s racist and rapacious War on Drugs travels abroad.

Susan Fox Rogers: Sycamore Canyon

Written on September 3, 2015 at 9:21 am, by

When the escape of bird watching along the Mexican border offers a glimpse of harsher realities.

Kaitlin Butler and Carolyn Raffensperger: The New Ecofeminism

Written on September 2, 2015 at 9:29 am, by

Fulfilling our sacred responsibilities to future generations.

Julia Angwin, Surya Mattu and Jeff Larson: The Tiger Mom Tax

Written on September 2, 2015 at 9:28 am, by

Asians are nearly twice as likely to get a higher price from Princeton Review.

Dan Sinykin: The Silly Season

Written on September 1, 2015 at 8:46 am, by

The view of the 2016 presidential race at the Iowa State Fair is less than inspiring.

Robert Reich: On Labor Day 2028

Written on September 1, 2015 at 8:45 am, by

With Labor Day around the corner, it's time to start fighting for the rights of workers–starting with raising the minimum wage.

Richard Falk: Fukushima and Beyond

Written on August 31, 2015 at 9:48 am, by

Can a distinction be drawn between developing nuclear power and nuclear weaponry?

David Morris: How the Right Wing Won the Language Wars

Written on August 31, 2015 at 9:48 am, by

Why liberal, welfare, and entitlements are dirty words.

Marcelo Rochabrun: Show Me a Hero—a Q&A With David Simon

Written on August 28, 2015 at 9:51 am, by

'The Wire' creator and former Baltimore Sun reporter talks about a historic public housing fight, race and what makes white people go 'batshit, batshit crazy.'

Richard Falk: The Weird ‘Good Fortune’ of Tsutomu Yamaguchi

Written on August 28, 2015 at 9:50 am, by

The personal legacies of the many survivors of the atomic bombing of Japan.

Lauren Kirchner: The Best Defense Is Good Offense

Written on August 27, 2015 at 10:03 am, by

Court filings bring national attention to local funding issues.

Robert Reich: The Upsurge in Uncertain Work

Written on August 27, 2015 at 10:03 am, by

The new "sharing" economy means more jobs and even more economic instability.

Ebadur Rahman: The Resilience in a Smile

Written on August 26, 2015 at 9:43 am, by

Reflections on the legacy of a relief initiative strengthened through its own tragedy.

Laura Gottesdiener: Coal Dethroned

Written on August 26, 2015 at 9:43 am, by

In Appalachia, the coal industry is in collapse, but the mountains aren’t coming back.

Kate Newman and Rodrigo Fuentes: Bible in One Hand, Constitution in the Other

Written on August 25, 2015 at 8:54 am, by

The politics of Christianity in Guatemala.

David Bromwich: Playing the Long Game on Iran