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Why did one of the world’s greatest libraries adopt a $300 million transformation without any real public debate?
After Mexico City liberalized its abortion law, a fierce backlash followed. Is its striking resemblance to the US “pro-life” movement a coincidence?
President Rafael Correa tried to save the world’s most biodiverse forest, the Yasuni National Park—but rich nations ignored his offer.
There are both practical and humanitarian reasons to oppose US airstrikes in response to the horrific chemical weapons attack.
Mayor Bloomberg and Ray Kelly lost big: a federal court ruling and a new law ban the racial profiling that undergirds the discriminatory practice.
Obama’s attorney general promised a new approach to criminal justice—but prosecutors can still block meaningful change.
Doesn’t a truly effective fight for LGBT rights in Russia need to be led by Russians?
Think anti-abortion crazies are no longer wreaking havoc on clinics and providers? Think again.
The tragic murder of Australian student Christopher Lane is being exploited by the right to stoke fears of a race war.
Algerian Chronicles shows that Camus still has something to say to us—not about terrorism but economic justice.
A call for architects to refuse to design chambers of living death.
David Lowery’s Ain’t Them Bodies Saints, Neill Blomkamp’s Elysium, Andrew Bujalski’s Computer Chess
Women's work…; white-wash?
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