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August 27, 2015

The Griot of New Orleans

Ten years after Hurricane Katrina, jazz musician Terence Blanchard tells the story of his hometown. 

A Majority of Gun Victims Know Their Assailant

Here are the victims of fatal gun violence we aren't talking about.

The Mystery of Patrick Modiano

The Nobel Laureate is known for his stories of missing persons—and even in his new memoir remains, himself, elusive. 

Australia Reduced Mass Violence by Confiscating Guns. In the U.S., Police Sell Them Back to Citizens.

One solution to gun violence isn't so simple in the United States.

The Thai Government Is Whitewashing the Bangkok Bombing to Reassure Tourists

The government has done everything in its power to convince the public that there's nothing to see here, everything is fine, let's all move on.

Joe Biden Can't Just Sell Himself as the Anti-Hillary

Running as the lovable vice president won’t win Biden the nomination.

August 26, 2015

For Breitbart, It's Only a "Race Murder" If the Victims Are White

The conservative website's coverage of the live TV killing in Virginia is starkly different than of the Charlestown church massacre.

More People Should See Vester Flanagan Kill His Coworkers on Live TV

Our society unfortunately needs vivid reminders of the awesome, life-stopping power of firearms.

Don't Circulate Videos of the TV News Killing in Virginia

It's disrespectful of the dead, painful to their loved ones, and does nothing for gun control.

This Man Is Not Vester Flanagan, and the Media Put His Life in Danger

The rush to aggregate news can have frightening consequences for innocent people.

How Common Are Workplace Murders in America?

The killing of two TV journalists in Virginia was rare in several ways.

Is Your City Ready for the Next Katrina?

Tampa, Miami, and New York top the list. But New Orleans isn't far behind.

It’s Time to Tell the Stories of Women in Hip-Hop

Women’s considerable contributions to hip-hop deserve to be feted on their own terms.

August 25, 2015

Amy Klobuchar Wrote the “Lean In” of Political Memoirs

The Minnesota Senator's book doesn’t follow the “Woman Candidate” script.

How Homeowners on the Jersey Shore Are Making Their Houses Hurricane-Ready

These houses look a bit less Jersey and a bit more Southeast Asia.

Delete Yourself

Even Anonymous thinks this series gets it right.

Paid Parental Leave Is Fueling Sweden's Start-Up Boom

The birthplace of Spotify and Skype is the number-two tech hub in the world, after Silicon Valley. Is the strong welfare system responsible?

Ignore the Stock Market This Week

Of the few families who have money in the stock market, even fewer have something to lose. 

This Surreal Novel Captures the Weirdness of Modern Relationships

The characters in Alexandra Kleeman’s eerie debut novel don't know what they want. 

Dunk Tank

Perhaps this image is a preview of the great final judgment when contemporary art and the money it attracts are all washed away.


Regulatory Capture

Poetry from Jillian Weise, author of The Amputee’s Guide to Sex, The Book of Goodbyes, and the novel The Colony.

American Runner

Poetry from Roger Reeves, a winner of the 2015 Whiting Award.

Donald Trump and Bill Clinton Have the Same Secret Weapon

A psychologist explains the personality trait that these two ambitious, impulsive men share.

Intersection Episode 3: It's Not Mother Nature Who's Racist

Derrick Evans relives the day Katrina changed his Mississippi hometown forever. The NAACP's Jacqui Patterson and Citylab's Brentin Mock discuss how climate and race intersect.

Sorry, Millennials. You Will Never Stop Caring About What People Think of You.

Do you really care about less the older you get? No.  

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