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Feminism Does Not Depend on Whether You Take Your Husband’s Name

Changing your name is not a feminist act. At the same time, you have not betrayed feminism if you change your name.

Michelle Goldberg

Environment

The Global Fight Over Our Drinking Water Is Just Getting Started

And already, people are figuring out successful ways of pushing back against privatization.

Michelle Chen
Sports

The Trailer for ‘Concussion’ Should Give Roger Goodell Night Sweats

The forthcoming film Concussion, starring Will Smith, is coming for the NFL.

Dave Zirin
Climate Change

Three Weeks After Obama Announced His Clean-Power Plan, He Greenlit New Oil Drilling in the Arctic

What’s driving the president’s bafflingly two-faced climate policy?

Mark Hertsgaard

From the Magazine

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Hurricane Katrina, 10 Years Later

Waiting for the Presidents in New Orleans

George Bush flew over us. Barack Obama sent his deputies. But both eventually landed, and both leave behind plenty more work toward our recovery.

Jarvis Deberry

After a Disaster Like Katrina, Water, Food, and Shelter Are Not Enough

Ten years after Hurricane Katrina, residents are still fighting scam contractors and FEMA.

Laura Tuggle

Ten Years Since: A Meditation on New Orleans

We are black and alive, still, despite what the pictures say.

Kristina Kay Robinson

Books & the Arts

Welcome to Earth: Cuba’s ‘Special Period’ Gets the Sci-Fi Treatment

The funny, scathing, and heart-wrenching universe of A Planet for Rent.

André Naffis-Sahely

White Hands and Black Skulls: From the Panthers to ‘Straight Outta Compton’

Two new films prove the urgency, and inadequacy, of outrage.

Stuart Klawans

Writings From the Most Fractured Place on Earth

The revival of powerful literature about the Levant sheds light on our 21st-century conflicts.

Adina Hoffman
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Focus on Reproductive Rights

Even If You Haven’t Had an Abortion, You Owe Planned Parenthood

And it’s your responsibility to fight back against the war on reproductive rights.

Katha Pollitt

Forensic Analysis Shows the Real Planned Parenthood Scandal Is the Videos Themselves

A review finds evidence the sting videos had been “manipulated” and “deceptively edited.”

Zoë Carpenter

Defend Planned Parenthood Against Republican Attacks

After anti-choice activists released a misleading video, Republicans are intent on defunding Planned Parenthood—once again putting women’s access to much-needed health care at risk.

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The Nation’s 150th Anniversary

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Defend Planned Parenthood Against Republican Attacks

After anti-choice activists released a misleading video, Republicans are intent on defunding Planned Parenthood—once again putting women’s access to much-needed health care at risk.

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