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- 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 3 20177 minutes
When ‘Locker Room Talk’ Leads To Suspensions
Elite colleges including Harvard and Columbia are suspending athletes due to lewd private messages.
- 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.
- 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
- Feb 6 20171 minute
I Am Michael Maps Painful Betrayal
STEPHANIE ZACHAREK IN THE LATE 2000S, MICHAEL Glatze—a former advocate for gay rights and co-founder of Young Gay America, a magazine for LGBT youth—announced that he had embraced Christianity and was no longer gay. He also denounced homosexuality a
- Feb 6 20173 minutes
A Skin-Care Ad Tackles Social Taboos In China
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- 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.
- Dec 12 20165 minutes
Global Conflicts To Watch In 2017
The greatest unknown for U.S. interests in the world might be the United States itself.
- Jan 23 20171 minute
Nightmare At The Airport
Friends and family share stories of the loved ones who were killed when a gunman attacked a Florida airport
- Oct 31 20161 minute
The Social Cost of Solitary Confinement
ACCORDING TO ESTIMATES FROM FEDERAL agencies, there are tens of thousands of prisoners in solitary confinement—put there not by judges or juries but at the discretion of prison administrators. Often the conditions are extreme: one California prisoner
- Feb 16 20173 minutes
How Single Women Are Changing Society: Thinking out of the nuclear family box.
Bella DePaulo never fantasized about a dream wedding or being a bridesmaid. Instead, she saw herself as “single at heart,” pursuing intellectual refinement, friendship, and solitude as a young psychologist. Still, she had internalized the popular ide
- Aug 15 20161 minute
Ozzy Osbourne a Mistress Speaks Out
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- Jan 23 20172 minutes
The Impossible Climb
Sallie Krawcheck says that for women to get ahead, they might have to write their own rules.
- 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.
- May 29 20163 minutes
How Facebook Fuels Relationship Anxiety
John Bowlby, born in 1907 London to an upper class family, had little parental love. His mother believed (as was common at the time) kindness would spoil children, and his father, a knighted surgeon, left home to fight in the Great War; his primary c
- 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.
- Mar 5 20157 minutes
Casual Sex May Be Improving America’s Marriages: One-night stands and friends with benefits are just what your brain ordered.
An American man and a French woman meet on a train in Eastern Europe. They live on different continents. But before the sun comes up, they have spent the night together. What happens next? You’d expect the answer to be, nothing. It’s just a one-night
- 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
- Jan 16 20171 minute
Turkey Remains In The Crosshairs As A New Year Dawns
JARED MALSIN THE PARTYERS WHO WENT TO Istanbul’s Reina nightclub on New Year’s Eve had hoped to celebrate the end of a year marked by violence and upheaval in Turkey and across the Middle East. Barely an hour after the clock marked 2017’s arrival, a
- Oct 10 20162 minutes
Sex on Tap
Emily Witt went to San Francisco to see if internet culture had ruined love.
- Nov 25 20164 minutes
Afghanistan’s Other Refugee Crisis
Reports of intensified harassment have fed suspicions that Pakistan is pushing out long-term refugees in what could be the the world's largest forced migration.
- Jun 27 20165 minutes
Seeing Sexism From Both Sides: What Trans Men Experience
FOR ALMOST THREE DECADES AS A RADIO NEWSCASTER in Victoria, British Columbia, Sheila Gardner fielded countless comments from male listeners—not about stories but about syntax. They’d call up, night after night, anytime they detected anything that sou
- 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
- Nov 28 20164 minutes
A Serial Killer in South Carolina
After Kala Brown is rescued from being chained inside a storage container for 2 months, police uncover at least 3 bodies nearby—and her murderous captor’s chilling secrets
- Oct 6 201612 minutes
Beyond Sexual Orientation: Sexual fluidity is a challenge to both traditional and alternative sexual narratives.
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- Oct 1 20163 minutes
Targeting The Trolls
One congresswoman is trying to get cops, techies, and politicians to stop brushing off online harassment.
- Dec 29 201619 minutes
Why Sex Is Mostly Binary but Gender Is a Spectrum: A short genetic history of one of the most profound dimensions of human identity.
Anyone who doubts that genes can specify identity might well have arrived from another planet and failed to notice that the humans come in two fundamental variants: male and female. Cultural critics, queer theorists, fashion photographers, and Lady G
- Oct 10 20161 minute
India’s Cautious Kashmir Solution
New Delhi limits fallout from a militant attack, but more must be done for Kashmiris
- Jul 25 20162 minutes
Nightmare in America ‘This Must Stop’
After the fatal shootings of black men Alton Sterling and Philando Castile by police, a heavily armed gunman kills 5 Dallas police officers, opening racial wounds around the nation and leaving grieving loved ones desperate for answers—and peace
- Oct 1 20161 minute
Putting Lynching On The Map
A new movement is memorializing forgotten sites of racist violence.