April 20, 2015

Don Draper, Feminist
12:52 PM

A perspective from a female ad exec.

The Trauma of Writing About Trauma
Reporters on the nightmares they get from covering war, racism, and rape
12:00 PM

Writers detail the nightmares they get from reporting on war, racism, and rape.

April 19, 2015

Object Lesson
Why we need physical books
7:30 PM

Why we need physical books.

April 17, 2015

Who Is Fair Game for Public Shaming? Here's a Media Rulebook.

Does ESPN's Britt McHenry count? Maybe. But the woman who flipped her middle finger in Arlington National Cemetery doesn't.

Science Fiction's White Boys' Club Strikes Back
12:00 AM

The conservative backlash isn't entirely about attempts to diversify science fiction; it's also motivated by a nostalgia for an imaginary past.

April 16, 2015

Republicans Are Trying to Fight Abortion with Ignorance
4:39 PM

A North Carolina Republican's bill threatens the state's medical schools, and shows how they've lost the argument about abortion.

A business school professor studies the world's worst airline

Spirit Airlines has helped to legitimize practices that treat passengers, in the words of one consumer watchdog, like “meat in a seat.”

April 15, 2015

We're Checking the Wrong "Privilege"

Stop focusing on cultural capital. Start focusing on economic inequality.