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Why These Teachers Unions Are Demanding a Cease-Fire

Why These Teachers Unions Are Demanding a Cease-Fire Why These Teachers Unions Are Demanding a Cease-Fire

A flurry of state and local teachers unions have passed cease-fire resolutions, but few national unions have followed.

Nov 16, 2023 / Highlights / Sarah Lazare

Coenties Slip in New York, 1850–1900.

How the New York Waterfront Shaped American Modernism How the New York Waterfront Shaped American Modernism

In The Slip, Prudence Peiffer looks at the role an overlooked neighborhood played in the lives and work of an eclectic set of postwar artists.

Nov 6, 2023 / Books & the Arts / Tausif Noor

A photo from above of migrants sitting in chairs at Port Authority bus terminal in New York City.

The Number of Migrants Is Not the Problem—Our Asylum System Is The Number of Migrants Is Not the Problem—Our Asylum System Is

America’s asylum processes keep migrants in perpetual limbo, unable to work and support themselves, after they’ve come to the United States. 

Nov 2, 2023 / Highlights / Gaby Del Valle

Stephen Schwarzman, billionaire and cofounder of Blackstone Group LP, at the World Economic Forum in Davos, 2015.

How Asset Managers Ruined Our Lives How Asset Managers Ruined Our Lives

Firms like Blackstone have made investments in real estate, energy, and infrastructure to become the world’s most crooked landlords and bill collectors.

Oct 23, 2023 / Books & the Arts / Michael Eby

Bill Hemmer, Fox's “America’s Newsroom” anchor, on October 13, 2023.

Western Journalists Have Palestinian Blood on Their Hands Western Journalists Have Palestinian Blood on Their Hands

The mainstream media’s relentless dehumanization of Palestinians is enabling Israeli war crimes.

Oct 20, 2023 / Highlights / Mohammed El-Kurd

Condemned condominiums in Houston, 2007.

The Crisis of Shelter in the United States The Crisis of Shelter in the United States

Housing is one the building blocks of human life. Why is it so scarce in this country?

Oct 5, 2023 / Books & the Arts / Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor

A security guard stands in the doorway during a press viewing of

What Museum Guards See What Museum Guards See

A recent memoir by Patrick Bringley about his time working at the Metropolitan Museum of Art illustrates the intimate knowledge guards possess of the pieces they protect.

Sep 25, 2023 / Books & the Arts / Barry Schwabsky

Former Slovakian prime minister Robert Fico waves to his supporters during an election rally in Michalovce, Slovakia, Wednesday, September 6, 2023.

This Might Be the Most Important Election You Haven’t Heard About This Might Be the Most Important Election You Haven’t Heard About

Elections in Slovakia usually don’t get much attention. But this one could hold crucial lessons about the staying power of Trumpist politics around the world.

Sep 22, 2023 / Highlights / Emily Tamkin

Two Senators: Isabel Allende (left) with U.S. Senator Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez during her visit to Chile last month.

Exclusive: With My Father, Salvador Allende, in His Final Hours Exclusive: With My Father, Salvador Allende, in His Final Hours

An excerpt from 11 de Septiembre: Esa semana (11th of September: That Week)

Sep 11, 2023 / Highlights / Isabel Allende Bussi

photo of a sink with water that is not safe for drinking

A Year Later, the Water Crisis in Jackson Has Gone From Acute to Chronic A Year Later, the Water Crisis in Jackson Has Gone From Acute to Chronic

And the officials in charge of fixing the situation seem more interested in privatization than accountability.

Sep 7, 2023 / Highlights / Makani Themba

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