Aya de Leon: Fifty Shades of Political TortureJune 2015
Boundaries of Taste: Often derided as tasteless schlock, could the Fifty Shades novels actually reflect something much more serious?
A Brave Pilot From the New ChinaApril 2014
For many years I had thought about my father’s suicide, about his various possible suicides.
Repression By Any Other NameFebruary 2014
The Chilean playwright remembers the moment he learned what it means to fear one’s own words—and finds that from Pinochet to the Patriot Act, the state listens, watches, and waits.
Ariel Dorfman: A Time for Creative SufferingAugust 2013
Martin Luther King’s words in a surveillance world.
Greg Grandin: The Latin American ExceptionFebruary 2013
How a Washington global torture gulag was turned into the only gulag-free zone on Earth.
The Man from the AdSeptember 2011
Nelda didn’t know of anyone else turning thirty who’d never kissed a man. Her sister Maria said women who never made out with anyone were prone to a nervous condition in their old age.
Chomsky Half FullNovember 2009
The controversial critic of U.S. foreign policy discusses his forthcoming book, the hypocrisy of neoliberalism, where he feels hopeful about democracy despite U.S. terrorism, and his friendship—okay, passing acquaintance—with Hugo Chavez and other “pink tide” presidents.