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2021 Year in Review
May 28, 2021
Andrew Yang Doesn’t Know What He’s Talking About
Will NYC elect its first low-information mayor?
May 19, 2021
We’re Suing Google. Here’s Why.
and Genius Media Group, Inc., we’re fighting back against the tech giant’s predatory pricing and monopoly practices that put independent journalism at risk.
Katrina vanden Heuvel
May 13, 2021
‘It’s Like a Black Hole’: ICE Has Been Holding Kids in Indefinite Detention
The agency has sent an unknown number of teenagers to juvenile jails and won’t tell anyone why.
May 3, 2021
The Rise of Adjunct Lit
How a bleak future in and out of the academy has produced a new kind of campus novel.
April 29, 2021
The Story Behind Your Salad: Farmworkers, Covid-19, and a Dangerous Commute
Each day, Mexican farmworkers endure a grueling journey to get to their jobs in US lettuce fields. This year, that journey turned potentially deadly.
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April 28, 2021
Blake Bailey’s Life as a Man
The disgraced writer’s Philip Roth biography is a document of a misogynist literary world. But I had to read the book to get the whole story.
April 22, 2021
How to Kill the Oil Hydra—and Other Lessons From the Fight Against Keystone XL
What the Indigenous-led victory over Keystone XL tells us about the struggle to stop oil pipelines.
April 12, 2021
The Tiredness Virus
Covid-19 has driven us into a collective fatigue.
April 12, 2021
Julian Aguon’s Poetic Riposte to American Empire
The CHamoru lawyer discusses the militarization of Guam and his new book,
The Properties of Perpetual Light
April 9, 2021
Blowout in Bessemer: A Postmortem on the Amazon Campaign
The warning signs of defeat were everywhere.