Laura Kasinof: The Violence Was Once Mine

April 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 President

April 2016

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

Tom Engelhardt: This Article Is Not About Donald Trump

April 2016

Just kidding! Of course it is!

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

April 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 Landscapes

April 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 Disabled

April 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 South

April 2016

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

William D. Hartung: How Not to Audit the Pentagon

April 2016

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

Kamini Dandapani: Untimely Melodies

April 2016

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

Megha Majumdar: Laughter as Criticism

April 2016

Notes from a School in Senegal

Michelle García: Me and Talese in the Middle

April 2016

Confronting the legendary journalist after his recent controversial remarks.

Toni Nealie: Dispersal

April 2016

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

Prajna Desai: 3.11 still haunts

April 2016

Art and photography five years after the tsunami.

Gillie Collins: Doug DuBois and the Photography of Family

April 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 Sea

April 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 Grief

April 2016

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

April 2016

A small tribute upon his death.

Ilyse Kusnetz: The Secret Kiss

April 2016

The Kiss: A kiss brings relief amidst a struggle.

Karen Kovacik: Scattering the Dark

April 2016

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

April 2016

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

Anneke Rautenbach: In Deference to the Headmaster

April 2016

Is sponsored content the death of journalism?

John Provost: Norma Rae Is Spinning in Her Grave

April 2016

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

Peter Van Buren: Back to the Future

April 2016

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?

April 2016

The Growing Dangers of India Point.

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

April 2016

Who's Punishing the Punishers?

Sigal Samuel: The Mystics of Mile End

March 2016

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

Robert Reich: Why the Major Media Marginalize Bernie

March 2016

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

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

March 2016

How civilian control of the military has become a fantasy.

Tana Wojczuk: The Riddle of Trevor Nunn’s Pericles

March 2016

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

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

March 2016

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