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2021 Year in Review
November 1, 2021
How Thousands of Black Farmers Were Forced Off Their Land
Black people own just 2 percent of farmland in the United States. A decades-long history of loan denials at the USDA is a major reason why.
October 28, 2021
The Resistance Has Come Too Far to Stop Now
With the fight for Build Back Better raging, this is no time to shrink from the political fray.
October 20, 2021
“Squid Game”’s Capitalist Parables
Netflix’s breakout series depicts a world of violent and macabre individualism and desperation.
E. Tammy Kim
October 19, 2021
Art at the Border of Power and Ecology
Miguel Fernández de Castro’s multimedia works reveal the ties between money, migration, and environmental disaster.
October 18, 2021
Jonathan Franzen’s God
A multigenerational saga about a Midwestern family,
is like most of Franzen novels—with one exception: Every plotline leads to the big guy himself.
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October 18, 2021
How NOT to Talk About Race
The right wants to convince America that critical race theory is a sinister program of indoctrination.
Patricia J. Williams
October 11, 2021
The Long Shadow of Anita Hill’s Testimony
Three decades after Anita Hill brought sexual harassment allegations against Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas, Black women are still waiting for justice.
October 4, 2021
Sally Rooney’s Fiction for End Times
In her third novel, Rooney does more than just respond to critics; she surveys the wreckage of modern life.
September 30, 2021
Desire in Our Times: A Conversation With Amia Srinivasan
An interview with the philosopher about her new book,
The Right to Sex
, the need for more internationalist feminism, the politics of consent, and much more.
September 7, 2021
The War on Terror: 20 Years of Bloodshed and Delusion
From the beginning, the War on Terror merged red-hot vengeance with calculated opportunism. Millions are still paying the price.