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- Jan 12 20173 minutes
The Revolt of Working Parents
Mothers—and some fathers—are increasingly suing employers for discriminating against working parents. They are succeeding.
- Feb 7 20175 minutes
Video Games Do Guilt Better Than Any Other Art
The idea that motion pictures can be works of art has been around since the 1920s, and it hasn’t really been disputed since. It’s easy to see why—cinema shares characteristics with theater in terms of acting, direction, music, set design, narrative,
- Feb 3 20177 minutes
When ‘Locker Room Talk’ Leads to Suspensions
Elite colleges including Harvard and Columbia are suspending athletes due to lewd private messages.
- Jun 27 20162 minutes
On Campuses, ‘Party Culture’ No Longer Excuses Rape
EARLIER THIS MONTH, BROCK ALLEN Turner, the ex–Stanford swimmer convicted of sexually assaulting an unconscious woman behind a fraternity dumpster, received two sentences. The first, from the Santa Clara County Superior Court, was light: six months i
- Dec 1 20163 minutes
Why Violence Against Nurses Has Spiked In The Last Decade
Hospital patients are attacking staff at an alarming rate, and there are no federal regulations requiring employers to provide any protection.
- Jan 22 20175 minutes
Donald Trump's Authoritarian Politics of Memory
Driven by opportunism, pragmatism, or fear, many begin to forget that they used to think certain things were unacceptable.
- Feb 10 20174 minutes
Rikers Island Guard Guilty in Beating Death of Prisoner
The facility where Brian Coll kicked Ronald Spear to death is so violent it’s currently under federal oversight.
- Jan 30 20173 minutes
Is President Trump’s Immigration Order a 'Muslim Ban'?
Imagine the following scenario.A new presidential administration announces that “political turmoil and terrorism” in the Middle East requires new immigration rules.From now on, visitors, immigrants and refugees from Israel will not be admitted.With o
- Feb 17 20174 minutes
How Gun Violence Literally Infects Communities
A new study provides the first evidence that gun violence spreads exactly like a blood-borne pathogen.
- Feb 13 20172 minutes
Law Pushing Back on Public Dissent
Elise Young and Janan Hanna As political activists take to the streets in the largest numbers since the 1960s, Republicans in statehouses across the U.S. are devising laws to regulate public dissent. They say free speech doesn’t cover the kind of vi
- Aug 15 20161 minute
Ozzy Osbourne a Mistress Speaks Out
SHE SAYS THEIR AFFAIR WAS LOVE. HE SAYS IT WAS JUST SEX
- Feb 6 20176 minutes
Minority Groups Lose When They Collaborate with Power
Cailin O’Connor—a philosopher, scientist, and mathematician—may not enjoy tense situations, but they fascinate her. Last year, in a Huffington Post article titled “Game Theory and The Walking Dead,” she wrote that the zombie show’s “plot lines are ri
- Jan 30 20173 minutes
Trump's Immigration Order Is a Propaganda Victory for ISIS
The American president has reinforced the victimhood narrative at the core of the Islamic State’s recruitment pitch.
- Oct 1 20162 minutes
How To Amaze Yourself
WHEN HE ADDRESSES entrepreneurs at Inc. conferences, Bob Parsons, the irascible, ingenious founder of GoDaddy and Parsons Xtreme Golf, tells of his service as a Marine rifleman in Vietnam. The day he arrived in a combat zone—a green replacement in a
- Nov 25 20165 minutes
‘Do Not Resist’ Puts Militarized Police Under Fire
American law enforcement is using billions of dollars worth of military equipment, sometimes in ways it shouldn’t, according to a new documentary.
- Dec 12 20161 minute
Burma’s Oppressed Muslims at Crisis Point
FELIZ SOLOMON THOUSANDS OF BURMA’S MUSLIM Rohingya are facing worsening abuses by the military after parts of western Rakhine state were placed on lockdown following an Oct. 9 attack on border police blamed on Rohingya jihadists. Amid reports of rap
- Feb 22 20173 minutes
The Federal Government’s Reversal: Let the States Deal With Transgender Kids
The Departments of Education and Justice released revised guidelines on how schools should handle gender-identity issues.
- Jan 6 20143 minutes
Not-So-Sweet Home: The Persistence of Domestic Violence
The home is in many ways the basic unity of society, a bastion of shelter and family bonds. It is the means by which the social order is reproduced and the context in which children are brought into the world. Yet for millions of women, children, and
- Dec 3 201511 minutes
When Destructive Behavior Makes Biological Sense: For people raised in chaos, risk-taking is hardwired.
Robin Marvel was never supposed to succeed. By the time she was a teenager she’d watched her mother be violently beaten by her father and a number of boyfriends, been sexually assaulted herself, moved haphazardly around the country, become an alcohol
- Nov 25 20163 minutes
Why Nigeria’s Shiite Conflict Is Flaring Up Again
After deadly clashes and government bans, Nigeria’s Shiite Muslim community is pushing back.
- Jun 20 20162 minutes
After EgyptAir Flight 804, an Eerie Silence From Terrorist Groups
PERHAPS CLARITY ON THE MAY 19 crash of EgyptAir Flight 804 will surface with the aircraft’s black box, which sensors have located on the Mediterranean Sea floor. But weeks after officials from Cairo to Washington speculated that the plane went down a
- Feb 16 20174 minutes
How The Blood of Emmett Till Still Stains America Today
A new history of the most famous lynching in the country provides context on how racism continues to work in the present.
- Dec 12 20162 minutes
Playing For Peace
After bullets spray their streets, a group of young basketball players take action—and turn the color orange into a symbol to stop neighborhood gun deaths
- Nov 7 20165 minutes
Horror on the Beach
The bodies of at least 10 victims have been found on New York’s Gilgo Beach. Are they connected? Now the FBI has joined the hunt in hopes of bringing a sadistic killer to justice
- Oct 1 20164 minutes
Does the World Really Need Nation-States?
To CHIGOZIE OBIOMA, there is more to writing fiction than crafting engaging characters and plots. Writers, he says, have an opportunity to assess and critique the world in which they live. The 2015 Global Thinker’s debut novel, The Fishermen, is a do
- Aug 1 20162 minutes
Another Tragic Day
A week after 5 Dallas police officers were murdered, a gunman goes on a killing spree in Louisiana, leaving 3 officers dead and 3 others injured. While families mourn the lives lost in the line of duty, a heartsick nation seeks unity—and an end to violence
- Oct 31 20161 minute
They Refuse to Be Used
Teaching women not to buy or hide guns for their partners, the leaders of Operation LIPSTICK aim to stop murders on their streets
- Aug 22 20167 minutes
Who Killed JonBenet Ramsey?
Nearly 2 decades after the 6-year-old was found dead in her Colorado home, the case continues to haunt her family and the nation. Inside the ongoing investigation of her horrific death—and the search for her killer
- Jun 13 20163 minutes
O.J.: Made in America Explores Why the Juice Couldn’t Set Himself Loose
ORENTHAL JAMES SIMPSON, THE man at the center of ESPN’s five-part documentary O.J.: Made in America, was great at two things in particular: running and wanting. On the football field, Simpson was a genius of evasion. His deftness at avoiding opponent
- Oct 24 20162 minutes
Do You See Me?
WE’RE LIVING IN A MOMENT when the challenges facing black folks are becoming more visible. Thanks to cell phones and social media, the entire nation can now see for itself what black folks have been talking about for years—the pain of injustice, the