Malcolm Harris is a writer based in Philadelphia and the author of Kids These Days: Human Capital and the Making of Millennials.
Why David Brooks Should Stop Using the Word 'Tribe'
Brooks depends on a lazy and ignorant story about tribalism to bolster a specific myth about American exceptionalism.
Revolutionary Objects: The Surprising Origin of the Cell Phone
The technology has its roots in 1950s Soviet Russia.
Revolutionary Objects: The Woman Behind the World's First Bra
Although inventing the bra was barely an adolescent pit stop on Mary Phelps Jacobs' glamorous trajectory, it did suggest what she would get up to next.
Revolutionary Objects: The Real Story Behind the Chocolate Chip Cookie
Ruth Graves Wakefield, the woman who invented the chocolate chip cookie, was something closer to the Martha Stewart of her day.
The Ku Klux Klan Used the Same Trolling Tactics as the Alt-Right
What a scholar of the KKK has to say about the alt-right.
Revolutionary Objects: The Transcontinental Railroad System That Almost Wasn't
Boats were, in fact, a proposed alternative solution.
If Impeachment Stalls, Will Liberals Be Willing to Stop Trump?
Centrists scream "impeachment" and turn to the FBI—but they're too afraid to turn to the people.
Why It Makes Sense for Cis People to State Their Pronouns
Egalitarian movements won't work if we keep putting the onus on the non-conforming.
Antifascists Have Become the Most Reasonable People in America
As fascists have snuck their jackboot into the curved door of the Oval Office, the radical struggle against them is reaching the mainstream.
A Future History of the United States
In 'The American Slave Coast: A History of the Slave-Breeding Industry,' Ned and Constance Sublette offer a radical re-interpretation of American history. It’s brutal and uncompromising, and, for better or worse, it’s how we should understand the country.