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Books and the Arts

You’ve probably never heard of Martin J. Sklar. But you should have.

For Rian Malan, seeking atonement doesn’t necessarily mean one will attain it.

The Third World collides with the First in Atticus Lish’s Preparation for the Next Life.

Ebooks - Molly Ivins

News and Analysis

Voter ID

Voters in fourteen states—many with tight races—will face new restrictions at the polling booth for the first time in November.

For years, radioactive waste has seeped into swampland, canals—even drinking water. Now a few families are fighting to hold the polluters accountable.

The New York Times columnist discusses his new book, Fire Shut Up in My Bones.

Does higher education in America offer young women a ticket to the middle class—or entrench class divisions that are only getting wider?

While 90 percent of teens break the law, only some enter a violent system.


The case of Ayyub Abdul-Alim fits a decades-long pattern of government criminalization of African-American Muslims.

US Dollars

Eighty percent of Americans want to hike wages, but powerful Republicans keep saying no.

We recently met with the courageous whistleblower for over three hours in Moscow for a wide-ranging conversation on surveillance, technology and politics.




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