Reparations Are Possible—They Happened in Virginia
In his new book, Ken Woodley recounts how Prince Edward County, Virginia, finally began to make amends.
How Health Insurers, Big Pharma, and Slanted Science Are Ruining Good Mental Health Care
In Saving Talk Therapy, Enrico Gnaulati argues that in-depth, long-term, interpersonal psychotherapy remains one of the best tools for alleviating emotional suffering.
Double Lives, False Identities, and the Con Man I Almost Married
In Duped, Abby Ellin explores what people need from each other, and the lies and suspensions of disbelief that sometimes help them get it.
From the Killing Fields of Cambodia to California and Back
Katya Cengel tracks the lives of four families following the fall of the genocidal Khmer Rouge.
Racism and School Closings on Chicago's South Side
Sociologist Eve Ewing analyzes the closings from multiple angles.
What Happens When a Black Man Tries to Embrace White Gun Culture
RJ Young's memoir recounts how he tried to endear himself to his white in-laws by learning how to shoot. Both love affairs eventually fell apart.
Keeping Up With the Bundys: What Really Happened at the Malheur Wildlife Refuge
A new book with an imperfect narrator demonstrates the benefits—and limits—of taking right-wing extremists at their word.
Sex, Surveillance, and the Decades-Long Government Plan to Imprison 'Promiscuous' Women
Behind the nationwide program that empowered health authorities to surveil women, quarantine them in miserable conditions, and force them to undergo painful and ineffective treatments.
Commercialization and Far Right Youth Culture in Germany
Sociologist Cynthia Miller-Idriss argues how brands sneak past German laws against Nazi symbols while building a community among customers.
The Rise of Silicon Valley as a Political Powerhouse and Social Wrecking Ball
Journalist Noam Cohen's new book argues that Silicon Valley is a social wrecking ball, but is that perspective enough to create change?
Have Recreational Vehicles Killed the American Dream?
In her new book, journalist Jessica Bruder argues that, in post-2008 America, the nostalgic vision of RVs and other "wheel estate" is incomplete.
Height Discrimination and Strategies for Social Change
In her new book, lawyer Tanya Osensky argues that constantly monitoring height is a symptom and driver of a pervasive "heightism" that unjustly frames tallness as powerful and shortness as weak.
Two Young Migrants and the Making of an American Life
Journalist Lauren Markham's new book tells the story of twin teenage brothers who migrate from gang-ridden El Salvador to Oakland, California.
Derailing Stereotypes of Masculinity, Queerness, and Gang Violence
In her new book, Vanessa Panfil offers a detailed and nuanced portrayal of homosexual life among gangs in Ohio.
Letter From North Lawndale, Chicago: Embodying the Spirit of Change in Chicago's Freedom Square
Exploring the rising tensions between Chicago police and citizens.
There's a Name for That: Invisibility Cloak Illusion
Stuck inside our heads, we all know how much we're watching others, but fail to grasp just how much everyone else is watching us.
Confronting Race and Colonialism in Contemporary America
In his latest book, Chris Hayes urges white Americans to take black suffering seriously.
Ona Judge, the Washingtons, and the Relentless Pursuit of Their Runaway Slave
A portrait of George Washington as slave master.