William J. Astore: What’s the Meaning of Failure?April 2016
A Dictionary of Euphemisms for Imperial Decline.
Pratap Chatterjee: Drone Whistleblowers Step Out of the ShadowsApril 2016
In Washington’s Drone Wars, Collateral Damage Comes Home
Annelies Mondi: The Art of the WildApril 2016
Painter Thomas Paquette celebrates a half-century of the Wilderness Act
Elettra Pauletto: Film, Theater and Human TraffickingApril 2016
An examination of the role art can play in combating human trafficking
Stanichka Dimitrova: Urgent Messages From 200 Years AgoApril 2016
On Music: Violinist Stani Dimitrova discusses how 18th century composers are relevant today.
Stewart L. Sinclair: Burying the Remnants of DisasterApril 2016
Reflections on the legacy of Chernobyl on the 30th anniversary.
Roslyn Bernstein: Mid-Century Modern Master BuilderApril 2016
A production of the Ibsen play embraces an unorthodox space.
Paul Lisicky: Contour and CadenceApril 2016
The 2016 Guggenheim Fellow discusses his memoir The Narrow Door.
Dolan Morgan: InsignificanaApril 2016
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 ManApril 2016
A writer reflects on childhood memories of her neighborhood hotdog vendor.
Major Jackson: Where Scars ResideApril 2016
The Kiss: The observation of a kiss brings on a stream of memories.
Curtis Sittenfeld: Pride and Prejudice Then & NowApril 2016
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 WebApril 2016
How a digital media company is challenging stereotypes about the growing landscape of marijuana culture.
Karen J. Greenberg: Still in the Bush EmbraceApril 2016
What really stands in the way of closing Guantánamo.
Laura Kasinof: The Violence Was Once MineApril 2016
A journalist confronts her feeling of helplessness in watching a war from afar
Andrew J. Bacevich: Writing a Blank Check on War for the PresidentApril 2016
How the United States Became a Prisoner of War and Congress Went MIA.
Tom Engelhardt: This Article Is Not About Donald TrumpApril 2016
Just kidding! Of course it is!
Joaquin Sapien: Investigation Exposes Failings of Oversight in NYC Group HomesApril 2016
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 LandscapesApril 2016
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 DisabledApril 2016
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 SouthApril 2016
Both Brazil and the United States teeter on the brink of uncertain democratic futures.
William D. Hartung: How Not to Audit the PentagonApril 2016
Five decades later, the military waste machine is running full speed ahead."
Kamini Dandapani: Untimely MelodiesApril 2016
On Music: Introducing a new monthly series about music across cultures.
Megha Majumdar: Laughter as CriticismApril 2016
Notes from a School in Senegal
Michelle García: Me and Talese in the MiddleApril 2016
Confronting the legendary journalist after his recent controversial remarks.
Toni Nealie: DispersalApril 2016
An excerpt from Toni Nealie’s new book, The Miles Between Me
Prajna Desai: 3.11 still hauntsApril 2016
Art and photography five years after the tsunami.
Gillie Collins: Doug DuBois and the Photography of FamilyApril 2016
In Good Time is the first mid-career survey of DuBois’ photographs on exhibit at Aperture Gallery.
Burhan Sönmez: Mortal Gods in the Greek SeaApril 2016
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 GriefApril 2016
Twenty-two years later, in this era of social media, how do we mourn the Rwandan genocide?