The Sweetest Debut: Sarah Jaffe on Social Justice Movements, David Bowie and Hating Hemingway

Welcome to the Sweetest Debut, a new and regular installment in which we reach out to debut (or near-debut, we’re flexible!) fiction, poetry and nonfiction authors working with presses of all sizes and find out about their pop culture diets, their writing habits, and their fan-fiction...

We Are Witnessing a New Age of Social Justice Movements—And That Includes Labor

Tuesday, Aug 23, 2016, 12:04 pm BY Shaun Richman Email this article to a friend your email your name recipient(s) email (comma separated) message captcha Now our movement has a slew of journalists who dig deep and follow campaigns and movements over the long haul. The...

Petition Asks Sally Kohn To Live Under Sharia Law For One Week

Nearly 10,000 people have signed a petition requesting CNN’s Sally Kohn to spend a week without bodyguards in a country that practices Sharia Law. Last week, Kohn tweeted that some progressive Muslims support Sharia law, prompting the petition. Hey @realDonaldTrump, many *progressive Muslims*...

Key Moments: Crew SC team work and execution lead to opening goal in New England

Hector Jimenez received a one-touch pass from Mohammed Saeid along the left touchline Saturday night and saw 40 yards of wide-open opportunity staring him in the face. It was just as the Crew SC had practiced it over and over again Friday afternoon. Goalkeeper Steve Clark moved the ball quickly to center...

Why We Need to Pass Proposition 55 in November 2016

Credit: Kelly Mayhew By Jim Miller As many of us in education circles remember, before the passage of Proposition 30 in 2012, the funding situation for schools and colleges in California was dire. The question was not IF there were going to be cuts, but rather, how large they would be and how much damage...

Summer Bummer: Why the Failed Revolution of ‘Mr. Robot’ Is Exactly What We Need

Christian Slater as Mr. Robot and Rami Malek as Elliot Alderson. Mr. Robot Season 2 has been seven episodes of misery and counting. Creator, head writer, showrunner, director and overall auteur Sam Esmail met the audience’s eager anticipation with a bracingly pessimistic kickoff, in which all the...

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