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The Scam at the Heart of New York’s Amazon Deal

New York is struggling with competing housing, education, and transit crises. So why is it giving billions to a voracious mega-monopoly?

Jarrett Murphy

Climate Change

As Toxic Smoke Blankets California, Who Has the Ability to Escape?

While the wealthy can flee toward cleaner air, the poorest have no choice but to stay put.

Gabriel Thompson
Culture

Ambrose Akinmusire’s Jazz of Pure Possibility

Teaming up with a chamber orchestra and freestyle rapper, the trumpeter’s recent album is fearlessly imaginative.

David Hajdu
War and Peace

With Help From Trump, Nationalism Could Shatter Europe

Practically the only allies the president hasn’t alienated are extremists from Europe’s far right.

Rajan Menon
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From the Magazine

Politics

Democrats Made a Fatal Mistake in the 2000 Florida Recount—and They Are on the Verge of Making It Again

Trusting in lawyers—instead of protesters—didn’t work out so well then.

Jane McAlevey

Stacey Abrams Isn’t Going Anywhere

The Democratic candidate for governor of Georgia vows to fight the corrupt voting rules that doomed her bid.

Joan Walsh

More Nurses Means Better Care—So Why Did This Ballot Measure Fail?

Massachusetts rejected mandatory patient-to-staff ratios that advocates say could save lives.

Michelle Chen

Climate crisis

The Fire This Time

California’s Camp Fire is a reckoning, an alarm shrieking that our leaders won’t save us from climate change—but perhaps we can.

Ben Ehrenreich

As Toxic Smoke Blankets California, Who Has the Ability to Escape?

While the wealthy can flee toward cleaner air, the poorest have no choice but to stay put.

Gabriel Thompson

The Climate Won’t Stop Changing In 2100

Computing power and time put limits on long-term climate modeling—but that doesn’t mean things will get better on their own.

Alex Lubben

world

Education Is in the Crosshairs in Bolsonaro’s Brazil

The president-elect seeks to ban from the classroom political opinions, debates, and any issues that could be construed as leftist.

Michael Fox

Caravan Migrants Carry Hopes Northward as Their Journey Resumes

Fleeing poverty and violence, three young men from Honduras join thousands who dream of better lives in the United States.

Madeleine Wattenbarger

How ‘The New York Times’ Deceived the Public on North Korea

Stretching the findings of a think-tank report on Pyongyang’s missile bases is a reminder of the paper’s role in the lead-up to the Iraq War.

Tim Shorrock

Culture

The Anarchic Fun of Vince Staples

On the rapper’s new album, FM!, he relishes any opportunity to inject gravity and grim contradiction into pure party jams.   

Stephen Kearse

In ‘The Haunting of Hill House,’ Hell Is Other People

The Netflix series is the latest contribution to a recent horror renaissance.

Erin Schwartz

The Plague of Pointless Work

In his new book, David Graeber examines the decoupling of work from meaningful activity.

Michael Robbins

Watch and Listen

Listen: Nike and the Modern Neoliberal University

University of Nike author Joshua Hunt joins the show to talk about Nike and how the brand created the modern neoliberal university.

November 13, 2018

Watch: These Tenants Are Leading the Largest Rent Strike in LA History

Residents of three buildings in Central Los Angeles are refusing to pay rent until their landlord agrees to fair rent increases.

August 20, 2018

Watch: More Dangerous Than a Thousand Rioters: The Revolutionary Life of Lucy Parsons

What we can learn from one of the great organizers in American history.

November 15, 2016

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