How Art and Activism Can Help Spur Criminal Justice Reform
An interview with Ruby Pinto about a series of new exhibitions across Chicago that make a powerful case for police abolition.
Inside the J20 Prosecution: How the Feds Are Criminalizing Dissent
In its case against inauguration protesters, the government is aligning itself with far-right propagandists and fringe vigilantes.
How Leftist Activists Can Avoid Burnout Under Trump
A new book offers an alternative to the kinds of "rigid radicalism" that tend to wear you out.
How Millennials Became Convenient Scapegoats for a Changing Society
Malcolm Harris' new book argues that grim realities are behind the hand-wringing press about Gen Y.
Why a History of the Police's Relationship to the Working Class Is Being Re-Released Now
1983's Policing a Class Society argued that the police has always protected the interests of the upper classes.
Inside Chicago's Activist Efforts to Secure Rent Control
Local organizers are pushing hard to get rent control on a spring referendum—but can their efforts succeed?
Why Some Members of the Far Left Advocate Against Gun Control
A roundtable of leftist gun supporters voice their thoughts on police violence, mass shootings, and the role of guns in civil rights.
'Poetry Allows for Us to Lead First With the Heart': A Conversation With Eve L. Ewing
The sociologist and poet talks about how creativity allows her to tackle social problems in almost limitless ways.
How the Labor Movement and the Gay Rights Movement Work Together
For decades, the two communities have worked hand-in-hand on a range of issues—and now they're both under fire from the White House.
Where Antifa Fits in the Decades-Old History of Antifascist Organizing
The author of a new book on the movement explains what's new, and what's old.
How Much Influence Does the Religious Right Have on Trump's White House?
Donald Trump has been courting conservative Christians hard since his campaign, but they don't appear to have influenced much policy.
Can Youth Suffrage Finally Become a Mainstream Issue in 2020?
For those who want to lower the voting age to 16, Donald Trump's administration may provide an opportunity to popularize the cause.
The Long, Fascinating History of Leftist Self-Defense
Right-wingers may be more culturally associated with firearms, but the left has trained for combat since the 19th century.
Are Movies About Eating Disorders Fundamentally Uncinematic?
Netflix's To the Bone doesn't convey the solitude and paranoia of life with an eating disorder—but it's certainly not the first to twist reality.