Rob Spillman: No Anne Frank

July 2015

Readpolitik: With this sneaky, survival-focused narrator Aron, Jim Shepard elevates the ordinary and makes a necessary addition to the literature of the Holocaust.

Sarah Viren: A Homoparental Family

July 2015

Pausing to count all the ways ‘homo’ can be a prefix.

Lonn Taylor: A Flag Hijacked by Modern Segregationists

July 2015

A historian and Southerner says the Confederate flag was not the flag of the Confederacy.

Robert Reich: Why We Must Fight Economic Apartheid in America

July 2015

Fair housing could be the key to solving the infrastructural problems that perpetuate the American economic divide.

Shannon Reed: The Compliment Game

July 2015

Sticks and stones and Beginning Playwriting.

Julia Ingalls: Crush + Vision

July 2015

Revealing the unexpected, rejuvenating powers of a crush.

Roslyn Bernstein: Into the Closet

June 2015

In the wake of the Supreme Court’s gay marriage decision, a traveling exhibit on the treatment of homosexuals under Nazism sheds light on a darker period.

Robert Reich: How to Punish Bank Felons

June 2015

How Santa Cruz County is holding big banks accountable.

Leticia Miranda: How States Are Fighting to Keep Towns From Offering Their Own Broadband

June 2015

North Carolina and Tennessee are the latest states to side with telecoms, which have long lobbied against allowing cities to become Internet providers.

Peter van Buren: What If There Is No Plan B for Iraq?

June 2015

Five things that won't work in Iraq: when at first you don’t succeed, fail, fail again.

Abrahm Lustgarten, Lauren Kirchner and Amanda Zamora: What You Need to Know About California’s Drought

June 2015

California’s drought is part of a much larger water crisis that impacts the entire country.

David Epstein: Alberto Salazar Disputes Allegations—Some of Which Were Never Made

June 2015

In a lengthy response to stories by ProPublica and the BBC, Salazar addresses the allegations of former athletes and staff that he broke drug rules.

Nomi Prins: All In for Jeb

June 2015

The Bush family goes for number three (with the help of its bankers).

Danielle Lanzet: In My End Is My Beginning

June 2015

Literati meet digerati, meet love, meet heartbreak.

Richard Falk: The Undisclosed Second Paradox in Michael Walzer’s The Paradox of Liberation

June 2015

Walzer’s latest argument hinges precariously on his choice of case study.

Meakin Armstrong: Love’s Not Bulletproof

June 2015

The terrorist attack in Charleston is a reminder of racism and a stupid childhood prank.

Sarah Ladipo Manyika: Coming of Age in the Time of the Hoodie

June 2015

The mother of a black teenage son shares her worries.

Bo Wang: Doric Columns in Chongqing

June 2015

Jacob Kiernan interviews the filmmaker on his upcoming project in Hong Kong, dislodged cultural identity, and the evolution of wedding photography in China.

Matt Burriesci: The Arts and Humanities Aren’t Worth a Dime

June 2015

Against correct answers and workplace utility.

Richard Falk: Is the Middle East America’s to Lose?

June 2015

Has the habit of referring to the affairs of the Middle East as America’s responsibility turned to an assumption of possession?

Miles Klee: A Suitable Foundation

June 2015

Flash Fiction: I said if that’s the way it is then you know what that’s enough already.

Christy Wampole: On Awkwardness

June 2015

It’s unbearable, hilarious, ancient, and everywhere, and we shouldn’t be afraid.

Naomi Oreskes: The Hoax of Climate Denial

June 2015

Why “politically motivated” science is good science.

George Gao: What Cannot Be Said

June 2015

Can a country so fixated on the future simply forget its recent past?

David Vine: The Truth About Diego Garcia

June 2015

Fifty years of fiction about an American military base.

Robert Reich: Why the Trans Pacific Partnership is Nearly Dead

June 2015

How can it be that the largest pending trade deal in history–a deal backed both by a Democratic president and Republican leaders in Congress–is nearly dead?

Jeff Gerth: Left in the Brain

June 2015

Researchers raise alarms about unknown health risks of drugs injected to get better MRI pictures that contain the heavy metal gadolinium.

Richard Falk: Israel’s Former President Underestimates Turkey and Iran

June 2015

Iran is not evil and Turkey was never in danger of becoming evil.

Jessica Hopper: Remember the Women

June 2015

Ian F. Blair interviews music critic Jessica Hopper on zines, fangirls, and being consumed by records.

Helen Rosner: On Chicken Tenders

June 2015

Boundaries of Taste: Perfection, performance, and the allure of the kids’ menu.