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April 27, 2015

Forget Staying Beautiful. Women Should Aspire to Eternal Coolness.

Chloë Sevigny, Patti Smith, and Kim Gordon get it.

April 26, 2015

Elite Universities Are Turning Our Kids Into Corporate Stooges

The hierarchy at Duke was clear, and so was the message: The corporation is king.

Is Hillary Clinton a Real Populist? It Doesn't Matter.

What matters is whether this indeed a winning platform, because that would change American politics forever.

Why Americans Don't Treat Fatal Gun Negligence as a Crime

Something's wrong when people who accidentally shoot kids get to keep their guns.

It’s Time For a Very British Revolution

From Labour's mugs to Cameron's debate dodging, the run up to this election has involved a calculated contempt for openness and honesty.

April 24, 2015

The Secret to James Harden's Greatness Is Hidden in His Beard

There is no other explanation for his unexpected brilliance on the court.

This Isn't the Same 'New Republic'

Responding to the question: Why, considering this magazine’s history of a white gaze and a white audience, did Dyson's essay appear in The New Republic?

All Black Lives Matter

Seeing the humanity of those I criticize is vital to every every claim I make under the banner of #BlackLivesMatter.

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's Crimes Were Terrible, But Morality Has Nothing to Do With It

He didn't have any choice but to bomb the Boston Marathon.

Acting Without Thinking

The most effective protest movements have been enriched by debating ideas and strategy.

Let's Be Clear About What the Armenian Genocide Was—and Wasn't

Yes, it was a genocide. No, it was not caused by a holy war.

Bodies in Flux

In Maggie Nelson's latest book, 'The Argonauts', life explains theory.

April 23, 2015

Giving Up on Love

Vivian Gornick and the pursuit of an uncoupled life.

Invisible Atheists

The spread of disbelief in the Arab world.

America Will Never Move Beyond the Culture Wars

The culture wars have been institutionalized into the very fabric of American society.

The Man Who Recorded Walter Scott's Death Deserves to Be Paid

The risks are real, and protections are few. 

Ignore the Cynics: 2016 Is an Extremely Important, Exciting Election

This election isn't as boring as the worst journalism written about it.

Why the Constitution Trumps Any State's Ban on Same-Sex Marriage

Opponents of same-sex marriage are riding a very thin argument to the Supreme Court.

April 22, 2015

Fashion Failure

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

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.

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