Kate Jenkins: Lot LizardMay 2016
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 EducationMay 2016
Student protest, the Black Lives Matter movement, and the rise of the corporate university.
Beth Ann Fennelly: A Reckoning of KissesMay 2016
The Kiss: A lot of different kisses, for very different reasons, that linger in the memory.
Fred Kaplan: Signal aspectMay 2016
Henry Peck interviews Fred Kaplan about the shadowy world of cyber war.
Zakiya Harris: Please Sample ResponsiblyMay 2016
On Music: The burden and blessing of sampling in hip-hop.
Abrahm Lustgarten: Drought be DammedMay 2016
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: SweetbitterMay 2016
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 TwoMay 2016
A two-part inquiry on how ancient philosophy and medicine come up against pollution and modernization in China.
Mary Wang: Seeing Through the FogMay 2016
A two part series on how ancient philosophy and medicine come up against pollution and modernization in China
Daniel Nima Moattar: After the WarMay 2016
The liberals who endorsed the war in Iraq now labor to whitewash its legacy.
Sarah Smith: After Mississippi Flooding, Red Cross Stumbles AgainMay 2016
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 DarkMay 2016
Police Nationwide Are Secretly Exploiting Intrusive Technologies With the Feds’ Complicity.
Jake Robertson: We Have Full Power RelaxingMay 2016
On Paul Thomas Anderson’s Junun, or, the Madness of Love.
Greg Chase: David Foster Wallace and the Aesthetics of AthleticsMay 2016
A new collection of David Foster Wallace's essays considers the ties between aesthetics, sport, and capital.
Matthew Neill Null: Wanting to DieMay 2016
Finding life in death on the edge of the Atlantic.
William deBuys: Privatizing America’s Public LandMay 2016
How the Raid on Malheur Screened a Future Raid on Real Estate.
Noam Chomsky: The Costs of ViolenceMay 2016
Masters of Mankind (Part 2)
Richard Falk: General Golan’s Holocaust Remembrance Day SpeechMay 2016
The Holocaust Remembrance Day Speech of Major General Yair Golan
Anna Furman: Meeting Edward SaidMay 2016
Imagining a meeting with the post-colonial scholar.
Sarah Smith: Study Calls On Obama to Withdraw Legal Memo That Allows Faith-based Charities to DiscriminateMay 2016
The paper published by Columbia University is signed by a coalition of 15 prominent legal scholars across the country.
Orazio Labbate: In Love, Post-ApocalypseMay 2016
Flash Fiction: A romance at the time the world is ending.
Tom Engelhardt: Washington’s Military AddictionMay 2016
And The Ruins Still to Come.
Richard Falk: Dreaming of the Next UN Secretary GeneralMay 2016
Why the selection process for the Secretary General has always protected the global order.
Elizabeth Daley: Above and BeyoncéMay 2016
On Music: Bringing back the 1990s Woman.
Jenny Pritchett: Postcard from the Court of Last ResortMay 2016
How mass media declares murder—or not—in a small town.
Matt Waters: A Moment of HonestyMay 2016
On Music: A song is the complete acceptance of impermanence. It would not begin if it could not end.
Noam Chomsky: American Power Under ChallengeMay 2016
Masters of Mankind (Part 1)
Marshall Allen and Olga Pierce: Study Urges CDC to Revise Count of Deaths from Medical ErrorMay 2016
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 UsMay 2016
Tracking the ongoing tragedies of Idomeni.
Kristin Prevallet: A Burning Is Not A Letting GoMay 2016
“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.