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New Republic May 1, 2015
May 1, 2015

Language Police

The NYPD can’t delete brutality from its history. Jamil Smith

Making It in (Right-Wing) America

A South Indian racist learned from writers who lauded racism against South Indians. Jeet Heer

Your Straight Hair Doesn't Equal Strength

Why we need more curly-haired heroines on television.Esther Breger

Fear in a Handful Of Dust

How climate change is making the Texas Panhandle, birthplace of the state’s iconic Longhorn, too hot and dry to raise beef.Ted Genoways

Invisible Atheists

The spread of disbelief in the Arab world.Ahmed Benchemsi

The Bot Bubble

Click farms are changing what it means to have social media influence.Doug Bock Clark

“Do You Understand That Your Baby Goes Away And Never Comes Back?”

Adoption is embraced in the Marshall Islands, but in the Ozarks, it means something very different. The tragic consequences of cultural misunderstanding.Kathryn Joyce

The Ghost of Cornel West

President Obama betrayed him. He’s stopped publishing new work. He’s alienated his closest friends and allies. What happened to America’s most exciting black scholar? Michael Eric Dyson

Object Lesson

Why we need physical books.William Giraldi

The English Channel

British television is indulging in a vast, slow spasm of nostalgia.Damian Lanigan

All Apologies

A new Kurt Cobain documentary reminds us of what could have been.Naomi Fry

Fashion Failure

Making sense of the spectacular collapse of two of fashion’s best-known bad boys.Gemma Sieff

Writing About His Impending Death Has Given Clive James's Poetry New Life

His latest colleciton of essays, Poetry Notebook, is a masterful argument for the importance of poetry. Jason Guriel

Gods and Profits

Two new books looks at the way the two became intertwined.Elizabeth Stoker Bruenig

Giving Up on Love

Vivian Gornick and the pursuit of an uncoupled life.Laura Marsh

There Is Only the Fight

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