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Catherine “Kitty” Genovese

How turning the Murder of Kitty Genovese into a parable erased its particulars.

Malaysia flight

Behind the scrim of the familiar and the empty, there lies a new, unnerving age that no one cares to focus on. 

Luis García Britto

Roberto Lovato interviews intellectual heavyweight Luis García Britto about the role of the media in the current conflict in Venezuela. 

Bill de Blasio

The NYC mayor as fumbling amateur: this story writes itself, no facts required.

Before I even knew it, I was on the ground, a gun pointing at my head—for photographing a brazen mid-day raid against a TV studio.

Vladimir Putin

Conservative hysteria over Putin’s aggression in 2014 is eerily reminiscent of right-wing reaction to a previous Crimean adventure, at the dawn of the Cold War.

Mia Farrow and Woody Allen

The tangled web of affairs, accusations and legal battles that defined Woody Allen and Mia Farrow’s relationship unfolded over three decades. 

Humanitarian aid

There is nothing progressive about defending Russia’s role in Syria, no matter how one packages it. 

FISA order

The revelations of whistleblowers lead us to believe that we know a great deal about the secret world of Washington. This is an illusion.

Blogs

Pundits say Mitt has damaged his brand among women and Latinos. Not so fast. 

March 18, 2012

In defending Limbaugh, Maher tried to rob Americans of a fundamental instrument of power—voting with our pocketbooks. 

March 11, 2012

Not to mention the rest of right-wing talk radio. 

March 10, 2012

For the right wing, when the topic is anything remotely connected to female sexuality, every woman is a slut.

March 5, 2012

Romney's campaign doctors newspaper editorials and then sends them to reporters hoping to spin the story. In fact, even his backers have doubts.

March 5, 2012

Of course, the radio personality was wrong to attack Georgetown student Sandra Fluke. But this goes beyond what has been said about a woman who dared to speak up. Limbaugh is attacking basic premises of representative democracy.

March 2, 2012

Even in such a busy week it is worth taking a minute to reflect on what amounts to the firing of James Murdoch by his father.

March 2, 2012

Bill Gates and Wendy Kopp agree: the volatile data reports unfairly shame teachers.

February 24, 2012

Alter-Reviews and Reed Richardson zeros in on the flip-flop blogging of the Washington Post's Jenifer Rubin.

February 24, 2012

Comcast’s new minority-owned channels are the direct result of a deal cut with civil rights organizations. So where are the women’s channels?

February 24, 2012