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What It Takes to Be a Public Intellectual

What It Takes to Be a Public Intellectual What It Takes to Be a Public Intellectual

In 2014, Adam Shatz’s “Writers or Missionaries” appeared in The Nation, a piece about his relationship, as a Jewish American journalist, to the political conflicts in the Arab-spea…

Aug 15, 2023 / Books & the Arts / J. Howard Rosier

Liz Phair performs in concert during Primavera Sound on May 31, 2019, in Barcelona, Spain.

“I Write Things I Cannot Play”: The Secret of Liz Phair “I Write Things I Cannot Play”: The Secret of Liz Phair

Thirty years after the release of her classic album Exile in Guyville, the singer-songwriter is taking the record back on the road.

Jun 20, 2023 / Q&A / Dave Zirin

Why Is It So Hard to Close Rikers?

Why Is It So Hard to Close Rikers? Why Is It So Hard to Close Rikers?

New York City’s public advocate Jumaane D. Williams and journalist Nick Pinto talk to Laura Flanders about the difficulties of shrinking the incarceration system.

Jun 15, 2023 / Q&A / Laura Flanders

A banner depicting Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu shaking hands with India Prime Minister Narendra Modi, 2019.

The Settler-Colonialist Alliance of India and Israel The Settler-Colonialist Alliance of India and Israel

Over the decades, the two nations have become closer allies in business and politics. We talked to journalist Azad Essa about the origins of this international relationship.

Jun 19, 2023 / Books & the Arts / Deeksha Udupa

Common Sense Fiscal Policy or Austerity by Another Name?

Common Sense Fiscal Policy or Austerity by Another Name? Common Sense Fiscal Policy or Austerity by Another Name?

An interview with Clara E. Mattei about how liberal economists help quash working class movements and her new book The Capital Order. 

Jul 18, 2023 / Books & the Arts / Daniel Steinmetz-Jenkins

Planned Parenthood Texas

Are the Risk Managers Running Planned Parenthood? Are the Risk Managers Running Planned Parenthood?

Eyal Press on courage and caution among abortion providers.

May 30, 2023 / no-paywall / Jon Wiener and Eyal Press

The front page of The Black Dispatch, a weekly newspaper published in Oklahoma City, on June 10, 1931.

The Trauma and Resilience of Tulsa’s Greenwood District The Trauma and Resilience of Tulsa’s Greenwood District

Karlos K. Hill, a historian of the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre, speaks with Victor Luckerson, author of an “epic” new book on Greenwood.

May 31, 2023 / Q&A / Karlos K. Hill

Local activists and students participate in a Strike for Climate march on March 3, 2023, in New York

Kelly Hayes and Mariame Kaba on Their New Handbook for Radical Organizing Kelly Hayes and Mariame Kaba on Their New Handbook for Radical Organizing

Let This Radicalize You: ​​Organizing and the Revolution of Reciprocal Care offers fresh insights for youth activists coming into their own.

May 16, 2023 / Q&A / Sarah Baum

Chuck D and Rosa Clemente.

After 50 Years, What’s Left for Hip Hop to Teach? After 50 Years, What’s Left for Hip Hop to Teach?

Chuck D and Rosa Clemente discuss the past and future of music and politics.

May 17, 2023 / Q&A / Laura Flanders

people hold flags at a may day rally in Brazil

With Lula in Charge, What’s Next for the Brazilian Left? With Lula in Charge, What’s Next for the Brazilian Left?

Brazilian labor leaders Artur Henrique and Marcio Pochmann share their thoughts on the continuing danger of the far right in Brazil.

May 15, 2023 / Q&A / Bill Fletcher Jr. and Bill Gallegos

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