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In Are Prisons Obsolete?, Professor Davis seeks to illustrate that the time for the prison is approaching an end. She argues forthrightly for "decarceration", and argues for the transformation of the society as a whole.
THEY WERE HIGHLY EDUCATED WOMEN, SOME GRADUATES of Ivy League journalism programs. But at Newsweek magazine in the 1960s, they delivered packages, cut out newspaper clippings and, if they were lucky, did reporting for articles that only men were actu
THIS HAS BEEN AN ELECTION YEAR FILLED WITH SLOPPY sociology. Democrats, as usual, mistakenly see voters primarily as members of vast, amorphous “identity” groups rather than as individuals. Now the Republicans have joined in. “An odd symmetry has eme
BEING A FEMINIST IN 2016 IS A STRANGE THING. YOU ARE at once riding the wave of a radical social movement turned trendy (Beyoncé dancing in front of a flashing FEMINIST sign, Taylor Swift declaring her bona fides) and watching as the political realm
Helon Habila’s new book recounts the horror and revives the call to take notice.
The idea that Colin Kaepernick’s refusal to stand during the national anthem is unpatriotic fails doubly: first, in a mistaken notion of what real patriotism is, and second in missing a larger point. For one, the idea that to not stand while the ant
MICHELLE OBAMA DOES a mean “Shush and Tush.” So we learned when the First Lady shook her bum with Jimmy Fallon during a Tonight Show bit called “Evolution of Mom Dancing,” part of a robust FLOTUS TV canon that’s also involved joining Stephen Colbert
After being raped in college, the Harvard grad and aspiring astronaut, 24, is now fighting for survivors’ rights in every part of the country
IN THE TWO YEARS since Mike Brown was fatally shot by the police in Ferguson, and the video footage of his dead body in the street went viral, we have seen the emergence of a perverse dichotomy on our screens and in our public discourse: irrefutable
MUCH OF THE INTERNET may have learned the adjective woke—highly attuned to prejudices of all kinds—from BuzzFeed’s 2015 article “Can We Talk About How Woke Matt McGorry Was in 2015?” (For instance, “This year McGorry wrote an essay for Cosmopolitan o
D.D. HBO’S NEW COMEDY SERIES VICE PRINCIPALS PROVIDES A look at two racist misanthropes who feel recognition is their birthright. They’re awful, and the show containing them is at times dark in a way that’d be too much for most dramas to bear. Yet n
THESE DAYS AMERICA CAN’T WAIT TO talk about class. In recent years, both financial crisis and stasis have prodded the nation to look hard at its systemic inequalities—even though a classless society is a foundational myth of the U.S. Just how fantast
Seven stories about women who were all set to rule the world—and how their careers shook out
Emily Barone It’s no secret that America sometimes seems less like a melting pot and more like a land of oil and water. The nation may contain multitudes, but they don’t always mix. Yet recent data shows that U.S. cities are more integrated than ev
AFTER DECADES OF chilly backlash, we find ourselves, these past eight years, in an age of feminist resurgence, with feminist websites and publications and filmmakers and T-shirts and pop singers and male celebrities and best-selling authors and women
BELINDA LUSCOMBE Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist Susan Faludi has made a career writing insightful books about gender like Stiffed: The Betrayal of the American Man. But she was floored when her own father came out as transgender. She recounts his
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