Up in ArmsFebruary 2016
The artist and journalist on reporting from Guantánamo Bay and Syria, glamor as a subversive power, and neutrality and boredom as weapons of the state.
Richard Falk: Subjectivity and Wartime JournalismAugust 2015
When objectivity is biased.
Jonathan Weisman: The Journalist as NovelistAugust 2015
Jonathan Weisman on his new novel No. 4 Imperial Lane and a family history that might make you feel better about your own.
Waving, Not DrowningAugust 2015
The New Yorker writer on the politics of surfing, reporting from war zones, and the “weird genre” of memoir.
American SlaughterhouseMay 2015
The journalist on the myriad ills of the meat trade, the plight of migrant workers, and the twin missions of journalism and poetry.
Robin Hemley: When You Put it That WayFebruary 2015
On meeting fugitive Nehanda Abiodun in Cuba, on crossing other borders.
Kaya Genç: The Keys to the KingdomOctober 2014
In his new book, Owen Jones doesn’t convince with his conspiratorial theory of a neoliberal British Establishment, but he makes a vivid case for the disastrous effects of that ideology.
Ed Winstead: Empire of SighsSeptember 2014
American Empires: The talking heads are giving us bad information. So why are we still listening?
Rachel Somerstein: The Selective Memory of 9/11 IconographySeptember 2014
Photos are how we remember. The 9/11 images we no longer see are growing gaps in our collective memory.
Yasmin El-Rifae: The Air Was Hot with Hysterical NationalismAugust 2014
A year after the Raba’a massacre in Cairo, one writer struggles to redraw her relationship to the city.
Tom Engelhardt: The Golden Age of Journalism?January 2014
What if it's not a decline in (print) journalism, but a rebirth of new (new) journalism?
Nick Turse: The Classic Military RunaroundJuly 2013
If you're reporting on the U.S. military, always expect evasion.
Roz Bernstein: My EsquireJune 2013
Looking back at Norman Mailer, Diane Arbus, Tom Wolfe, and the magazine that brought them all together.
Todd Gitlin: Is the Press Too Big to Fail?April 2013
It’s dumb journalism, stupid.
Heart of the DatasetJanuary 2013
The data journalist and designer on the balance between content and beauty
The Monkeyman of DelhiOctober 2012
Aman Sethi consults a troubled storyteller about the terrifying urban legends proliferating among Delhi's displaced urban poor.
Roger D. Hodge: The Personality of a MagazineSeptember 2012
Newly minted Oxford American editor Roger D. Hodge discusses the role of an editor, finding a form, and the newsstand's allure.
Justin Elliott: Watergate Journalist Carl Bernstein Spoke at Event Supporting Iranian ‘Terrorist’ GroupSeptember 2012
Bernstein was paid $12,000 for remarks in which he challenged the State Department to show evidence the Mujahadin-e Khalq should still be designated a terrorist organization.
Robert Reich: How Romney Keeps Lying Through His Big White TeethAugust 2012
How are patently false statements permissible in political ads?
Jina Moore: Colorado, Gun Control and the Great American MalaiseJuly 2012
Can we afford to be this cynical?
Never EnoughApril 2012
The great eater, writer, and humorist Calvin Trillin remembers when journalism wasn't so respectable.
Danny Thiemann: In Syria, “Holding a Camera is a Death Sentence”March 2012
Danny Thiemann interviews the founders of the Syrian citizen-journalist movement.