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V.S. Naipaul

A reporter’s journey involves writing with a sense of history and without false consolation.

Citibank

The collapse of the housing market cost Americans $16 trillion. But the banks that caused it are getting away with a slap on the wrist.

Border Patrol

Thanks to the militarization and expansion of the “border” region, 197 million Americans now live within the jurisdiction of US Customs and Border Patrol.

While President Peña Nieto celebrates the Aztec Tiger, Mexico’s cartels reach deeper into the legal economy.

Nadine Gordimer

For Nadine Gordimer in 1983, the arts in South Africa were simply “the sum of various states of alienation.”

civil rights

African-Americans and white people struggled together during the civil rights era. We need that once again.

Muslim Protest

A new investigation by The Intercept reveals how racist anti-Muslim neocons are driving the nation’s law enforcement agenda.

By failing to connect the plight of trans women to the struggles of all women, feminists overlook the same culture of male entitlement they seek to combat.

Hillary Clinton

Clinton is using Edward Snowden as a punching bag to shore up her hawkish bona fides. 

Supreme court

The Supreme Court has given financial institutions and employers a license to do wrong—and it’s hitting the poor especially hard.

Blogs

The PBS documentary Makers captures the heady joy of the feminism’s Second Wave and founders when trying to reckon with the movement's contemporary incarnation.

February 27, 2013

As the national debate on comprehensive immigration reform heats up, Georgia activists are fighting racist state-level policy.

February 27, 2013

A small-town North Carolina newspaper apologized in the most craven way imaginable for its open records request to find the number of concealed carry permits in the community.

February 27, 2013

New polling suggests Rahm Emanuel isn't playing in Chicago. Here's why—and why the national media should pay attention.

February 27, 2013

Robin Kelly's resounding victory in Illinois' special election for US House is a blow to pro-gun hawks nationwide. 

February 27, 2013

The filmmaker called out the website for its suggestion that the Palestinian director’s detention was a “publicity stunt.“

February 26, 2013

Trayvon Martin’s death is important because it illustrates that race continues to mark the difference between life and death. 

February 26, 2013

A multimedia artist, teacher and activist talks about the impact of hop-hop culture on young people from New York to Beijing.

February 25, 2013

Aside from being a celebration of xenophobia and misogyny, the Oscars also failed to pay tribute to Lupe Ontiveros and Russell Means.

February 25, 2013

Sixto Rodriguez, subject of the best documentary choice, wrote hard-hitting folk songs, including several that became anthems for the anti-apartheid movement in South Africa.

February 25, 2013