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150th Anniversary Events
November 23, 2015
The Lessons of Jordan Davis’s Murder, Revisited
HBO’s new documentary reminds us how deadly threat perception is for black people.
Kristal Brent Zook
November 20, 2015
Believe It: Trump Can Defeat Hillary
The Paris attacks have made the demagogue even stronger.
November 12, 2015
Does Larry David Deserve $5,000 for Kinda, Sorta Calling Donald Trump a Racist?
Comedians and activists weigh in on whether David called attention to Trump’s racism or protected
November 10, 2015
Am I the Only Person Who Thinks Larry David Wasn’t Funny on Trump’s ‘SNL’?
Shouting “Trump’s a racist!” helped inoculate Trump—and
—from seeming racist.
November 4, 2015
2 New Movies About Why the Powerful Are Trying to Kill Journalism
put media at the heart of American democracy and make you wonder about its decline.
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October 23, 2015
Live, From New York, It’s a Poke in the Eye for Latinos!
(almost) great again—dump Trump.
October 13, 2015
October 13, 1974: Ed Sullivan Dies
“His malevolence is almost buried from sight beneath an awesome dullness and ambition.”
October 9, 2015
Trevor Noah Says He’s Not a Political Progressive. He’d Be Funnier If He Were.
host doesn’t have much to say, which leaves him making jokes about tramp stamps and body weight.
October 8, 2015
Hillary on ‘Saturday Night Live’
October 7, 2015
I Want My Progressive TV! What If MSNBC Dumps the Left?
The cable answer to Fox News is slowly shrinking from the fight. Can digital outlets fill the void?