Kaya Genç: The Political Color WheelNovember 2013
In Turkey, different colors have long been associated with particular beliefs. Most recently, a rainbow coalition has spread across the country.
Peter Van Buren: Ramblin’ ManNovember 2013
John Kerry is a figure of his times (and that's not a good thing).
Robert Reich: Why Washington Is Cutting Safety Nets When Most Americans Are Still in the Great RecessionNovember 2013
Washington pulls support as Americans continue to suffer from the recession.
Charles Ornstein: Health Policy Canceled?November 2013
What we know and don’t know about Obamacare’s effect on individual health insurance policies.
Rachel Breen: Art for Everyone’s SakeNovember 2013
Notes on creativity as a commons.
Editors’ Picks: Halloween ReadsOctober 2013
Spooky reading recommendations from the editors at Guernica on the things that terrify us: from Edith Wharton's ghosts to rotting elevator salmon.
Jay Walljasper: Are Bike Lanes a White Thing?October 2013
The future of bike lanes in African-American neighborhoods.
A.C. Thompson: Elderly, At Risk, and Haphazardly ProtectedOctober 2013
How assisted living went from humane solution to multibillion-dollar industry.
Jeremy Scahill: Perpetual WarOctober 2013
The question all Americans must ask themselves lingers painfully: How does a war like this ever end?
Charles Ornstein: Should Hospital Ratings Be Embraced—or Despised?October 2013
One year after Hurricane Sandy and one month into Obamacare, what is the status of our medical facilities?
Bill McKibben: X-Ray of a Flagging PresidencyOctober 2013
Will Obama block the Keystone pipeline or just keep bending?
Aditi Sriram: WatchOctober 2013
Qawwali, the enchanting song of the Sufis, still possesses the devotees of the Nizamuddin Auliya shrine in Delhi.
Robert Reich: The Democrat’s Version of Health Insurance Would Have Been Cheaper, Simpler, and More PopularOctober 2013
So why did we enact the Republican version, and why are they so upset?
Madeline Felix: Where the Past is Just the PastOctober 2013
To my parents, Vietnam was a war; to me, it was a country. Reflections on conflict and memory following the death of General Vo Nguyen Giap.
Richard Falk: Malala and Eartha Kitt — Words that MatterOctober 2013
How to behave when you get your invitation to the White House.
Taxcast: Swiss Redistribution and a David and Goliath StoryOctober 2013
In October’s taxcast, Swiss villagers shift a mining giant’s profits to humanitarian projects.
Emma Myers: The Way of the FleshOctober 2013
On class, intimacy, and the uses of the body in Abdellatif Kechiche’s Blue is the Warmest Color.
Andrew Bacevich: Isolationism, Always and EverywhereOctober 2013
A long history of isolationism at The New York Times.
Kim Barker: Dark Money Groups Pay $1 Million in Fines in California CaseOctober 2013
Koch-connected dark money groups face largest fine in California history of campaign finance.
Muhammad Idrees Ahmad: On Monsterphilia and AssadOctober 2013
The problems with the “anti-imperialist” position on Syria.
Tom Engelhardt: Why Washington Can’t StopOctober 2013
The coming era of tiny wars and micro-conflicts.
Justin Elliott and Theodoric Meyer: Claim of “Attacks Thwarted” by NSA Spreads Despite Lack of EvidenceOctober 2013
The oft-cited number is 54, but there’s no evidence that it is accurate.
Daniel Alarcón: The Scar, Not the WoundOctober 2013
The novelist talks with Jamilah King about what it took to start over from scratch with his latest book, At Night We Walk in Circles.
Peter Beck: Flavor FactoryOctober 2013
Jason wishes he were in Hawaii, and keeps his surf instructor's business card on his desk. Grace tests chemical samples for purity and remembers how much she hated communist Poland. Bob thinks about all the odors rising from the factory floor, but misses his favorite one.
Marian Wang: George Washington University Has for Years Claimed to be ‘Need-Blind.’ It’s Not.October 2013
How aware are universities about being need-aware? How blind are they to being need-blind?
Joe Winkler: ObjectifiedOctober 2013
Why the “protectors” of Banksy’s public works in New York are getting it all wrong.
Charles Ornstein: A Tale of Two Obamacares — Which Is Right?October 2013
Critics of the Affordable Care Act rollout say its technology problems are overwhelming. Defenders point to the states, where the health insurance marketplaces seem to be working.
Corey Zeller: Dead Money — Pfizer, Cisco, and Other Value TrapsOctober 2013
No one knew they’d have to cut off their tongues to keep those little machines of fire going.
Tomas Hachard: Against ClosureOctober 2013
How Steve McQueen's 12 Years a Slave accomplishes what other films have not.
Cora Currier: Drone Makers Gather to Defend Their Much-Maligned MachinesOctober 2013
A dispatch from the conference of the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems.
William Astore: The Business of America is WarOctober 2013
When it comes to war, we are all customers and consumers.
Francisco Cantú: Refuge, Part IIIOctober 2013
Part 3, Withdrawal: How a system of neglect endangered the lives of asylum seekers in the Netherlands.
Catherine O’Flynn: What Remains of UsOctober 2013
Catherine O'Flynn talks with Rob Sharp about the connection between humor and tragedy, the places we look for happiness, and why she set her novel in a British shopping mall.
Mattea Kramer & Jo Comerford: The Shutdown in PerspectiveOctober 2013
What the essentials and nonessentials of the government shutdown reveal about Washington's problems.
Francisco Cantú: Refuge, Part IIOctober 2013
Part 2, Presence: Exploring life and death amongst asylum seekers whose applications were rejected by the Dutch government in this second part of a three-part series.
Robin Yassin-Kassab: Revolutionary GardeningOctober 2013
The future of their country remains undetermined, but Syrians are beginning to plant seeds.
Richard Falk: Post-Intervention Libya—A Militia StateOctober 2013
The trouble in Libya and how we helped it happen.
Francisco Cantú: Refuge, Part IOctober 2013
Part 1, Reception: Asylum seekers face red-tape, indifference, and murder in the first of a three-part series on the Dutch asylum system.
Michael T. Klare: Fossil Fuel Euphoria — Hallelujah, Oil and Gas Forever!October 2013
What America's sudden boom in energy production and fossil fuel reserves means for the planet.
Theodoric Meyer: What Happened After Congress Passed a Climate Change Law? Very Little.October 2013
Congress finally attempts to tackle climate change, but with mixed results.