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Snowden

An appeals court declares the NSA’s data grab illegal. 

Newspapers and tablet

As prospects for traditional media decline, alternatives are emerging.

And it’ll take more than self-empowerment to truly free us from the expectation of marriage.

Deborah Copaken

What would it be like, I suddenly wondered, to put myself in the head of my rapist?

Figure 25 from Franco Moretti’s “Network Theory, Plot Analysis,”.

Raymond Williams tried to save culture from a priestly elite. Can the same be said of the digital humanities?

Afghan women's rights activists carry the coffin of Farkhunda

Farkhunda was murdered on the streets of Kabul while thousands looked on. Now Afghan women are rising up.

Sterling conviction

It’s a warning shot—not only against whistleblowing but against basic communication with journalists by government employees.

Mural depicting the United States Colored Troops, Massachusetts 54th Regiment

The African American Civil War Memorial & Museum will honor black soldiers who were not welcome at the original Grand Review celebration.

Jacob Lawrence

The painter’s migration series was a first draft of history for one of black America’s defining moments.

Valerie Bell

As a mother, I feel that it is my responsibility to support others whose children have fallen victim to police violence, and to be a voice for my son Sean Bell.

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