Culture

A Community Archive Documents Decades of Radical Activism Against Police Brutality
A look at Interference Archive's “Defend / Defund” exhibit.
Rohan Montgomery
Why Movements Need to Start Singing Again
Organizers are rediscovering how song culture can help lead the way to social change.
Paul Engler
What Does Collectivist Art Look Like?
In 2022, collectives from the Global South took over the world’s most prestigious art show, and the backlash was swift.
Panthea Lee
When Cops Tell You Who They Are, Listen
A cartoonist illustrates police union leaders’ statements, in their own words.
Johnny Damm
Golden on Learning How to Live as a Black, Queer and Trans Artist from the South
“There’s so much politicizing of trans lives and at the heart of it, I just want to wear my dress.”
Sherell Barbee
Halloween and the Horrors of Capitalism
When have you ever seen a poor vampire?
Natascha Elena Uhlmann
In The Face of Lifelong Terror, Gaza Speaks Truth To Power
A Palestinian asks how many deaths will be enough
Refaat Alareer
An Iranian Artist in Exile Turns Her Camera to the West
Shirin Neshat explores how the government invades our dreams
Matt A. Hanson
Frustrated With #GirlBoss Feminism? Look to Eastern European History
In Red Valkyries Kristen Ghodsee interrogates the false promise of liberal feminism.
Brianna Di Monda
HBO's DMZ Fails to Invent a Truly Revolutionary Society
The miniseries stars Rosario Dawson in a depoliticized dystopia
Devyn Springer
Chris Hayes on the Cost of Sanctions on Iraq
Sixteen years ago, Chris Hayes weighed the impact sanctions had on the lives of Iraqis. What lessons can we glean from this today?
Christopher Hayes
A New Podcast Opens Portals Into Queer History
"Unboxing Queer History" straddles space and time to explore LGBTQ narratives—from lesbian smelt fishing to gay liberation.
Isabel Carter
How Deindustrialization Shaped My Working-Class Family
And why it took my father 40 years to see the ocean
Lauren Celenza
“Don’t Work” and Other Lessons From the Marxist Feminism of Meridel Le Sueur
The radical fiction of this Depression-era writer is painfully relevant to the present.
Benjamin Balthaser
In Praise of The Whole World Is Watching
We remember the life and accomplishments of the late activist, writer and scholar Todd Gitlin (1943-2022).
Susan J. Douglas
Sex and the City's Soft White Supremacy
The new non-white BFFs just serve as accessories (to the white women at the center of the show)
Yasmin Nair
The New Judge Judy Is As Classist As Ever
How a TV justice extends contempt for the poor.
Yasmin Nair
David Graeber Is Gone, But He's Still Changing How We See History
In <i>The Dawn of Everything</i>, David Graeber delivers parting wisdom.
Jessica Stites
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