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Ota Benga

What the ugly history of a 1906 Bronx Zoo exhibit tells us about ourselves today.

After a dozen years of foot-dragging, regulators are doing something about the toxins.

Michael Johnson

Michael Johnson’s trial for HIV exposure was a “perfect storm” of homophobia, racism, and the criminalization of black bodies.

Poverty

Those of us who spend our lives worrying about making rent and buying our kids new crayons need better representation.

A new cybersecurity elite moves between government and private practice, taking state secrets with them.

Encryption is a better safeguard of our civil liberties than the law.

Predictive policing is just another form of supply-chain efficiency.

Welcome to the new Wild West of data collection without regulation.

How workplace surveillance has become a menace to health and safety.

Blogs

"The legislation will provide a framework of achievable goals within which agitation, demonstrations and picketing will tend to take place."

July 2, 2015

In a fashion both powerful and heartbreaking, the three African teams have left an indelible impression on the 2015 Women’s World Cup.

July 1, 2015

"The dominion of Canada is formally in existence, to the great satisfaction of the politicians who infest the provinces, if of nobody else."

July 1, 2015

Out in the Night tells the story of the New Jersey Four, women who faced felony charges after defending themselves against an attacker.

June 30, 2015

"Margaret Mitchell gives us our Civil War through Southern eyes exclusively, and no tolerant philosophy illumines the crimes of the invaders."

June 30, 2015

Facebook and Google have been trying to increase diversity for a year, to little result.

June 29, 2015

Bree Newsome showed remarkable political courage. She also perhaps gave a template for reimagining sports.

June 29, 2015

"She acquired a reputation upon the smallest of down payments and then, like the honest debtor she is, set about the unpleasant business of earning the fame she already enjoyed."

June 29, 2015