Aya de Leon discusses her latest book—and why heist and romance novels lend themselves to political content.
Arnade demonstrates the virtues of a journalism based on empathy. But he also shows that empathy alone is insufficient without a sharper historical and political analysis.
The Detroit rapper's willingness to listen to other people, and to see himself from their perspective, is one of the hallmarks of his music, his career, and his politics.
Progressives often debate whether universal or targeted policies are best suited to create a more equal society. Warren's college plan brilliantly combines them both.
Every right-wing authoritarian movement has one thing in common: a brutal clampdown on any persons or groups who promote equality.
In his latest book, French historian Dominique Kalifa investigates how mainstream representations of poverty have been used for centuries to harm the poor.
Negro Leo's music advocates a radical solidarity with his country's least fortunate.
The vote is one of the central ways democracies give people a voice in their government.
Is it really wrong to have ties to a community based in a shared vision of God, justice, and hope, rather than in land and blood?
The shuttering of a prison debate club shows the precarious nature of free-speech rights among American inmates.
A new book repackages old complaints about college kids, while also discouraging protest.
A slanted version of the events at Evergreen College keeps driving the conservative news cycle—all while students suffer.
An anti-war movement that embraces authoritarianism and conspiracy theories is an anti-war movement that will lead us to more war.
With SESTA, Congress gets it backwards: Speaking isn't dangerous for sex workers. Censorship is.
Why fighting voter suppression and expanding the rolls matter more than achieving progressive purity.
Where other horror shows tell you to fear technology, Butcher's Block tells you to fear the rich.
When academics start complaining about "cultural Marxism," they're entering—wittingly or no—a realm of deep anti-Semitism.
In the fictional universe of Altered Carbon, the wealthiest humans have transcended race. Oddly, most of them are still white.
On Man of the Woods, Timberlake's flirtation with woodsy iconography is an uncomfortable reminder that certain kinds of authenticity are reserved for white people.
The film believes imperialism is bad but can't quite bring itself to reach the logical conclusion.
They don't exist. Voter suppression, on the other hand, is very real.
When commentators hasten to blame students and protesters, they engage in a sort of chattering-class solidarity—while empowering the true threats to free speech.
How suffragettes, wartime paranoia, and 9/11 stripped Victorian entrepreneurs of rights and reputation.
Do A-list advocates like Kate Winslet and Lena Dunham really know anything about sex workers? One hundred years ago, both would have been considered fallen women.
In a new book, Allison J. Pugh explores how an ideology of independence can have negative effects outside the economic realm.