Conservative Political Correctness and the Colin Kaepernick–Nike July 4th Controversy
Nike pulled a sneaker line with the "Betsy Ross" flag, outraging the right wing.
Will a New Running Shoe Antagonize the Marathon's Culture War?
Nike's new $250 shoe that makes a faster runner might be cause for celebration, but it plays into a long-running debate over the deeper meaning of the marathon and who should participate in it.
Dispatches: Five Essential Reads From the Past Week
A collection of some of our most important and timely stories, from an investigation into Nike's control over the University of Oregon to a profile of Canada's Desmond Cole.
The Lede, Issue #38: Fracking in California, an Investigation Into Nike, the Endless Complexity of r/relationships, and More
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The Secret Betrayal That Sealed Nike's Special Influence Over the University of Oregon
University of Oregon President Dave Frohnmayer needed money to save his school. Alum and Nike chief executive Phil Knight was happy to help. But after Frohnmayer made a key mistake, Knight exacted a brutal punishment.
How Big Business Accidentally Helped the Amazon Rainforest
It's much easier for environmentalists to take aim at multinational corporations than at peasant farmers.
The 30 Top Thinkers Under 30: The Bamboo Bicyclist Improving the Quality of Life for the People of China
We canvassed the world of the social and behavioral sciences, looking for rising stars whose careers promise to make a lasting mark. We'll be profiling the top 30 throughout the month of April.