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Zora Neale Hurston’s Lost Work Couldn’t Come at a Better Time
In Barracoon, published 58 years after her death, the Harlem Renaissance writer interviews the last known survivor of a slave ship.
Lauren Michele Jackson
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What Noam Chomsky Got Right About NAFTA
In 1994, writing for In These Times, Noam Chomsky predicted the trade deal would cause “rural misery and a surplus of labor” and “the fading of meaningful and democratic processes.”
In These Times Editors
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Universal Basic Income: A Primer
Here’s why everyone’s demanding free money from the government.
Dayton Martindale
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A Middle America You’ll Never See in the Coastal Media
The micro-comics in John Porcellino’s From Lone Mountain show a way of life the media largely ignores.
Jessa Crispin
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From Harriet Tubman to Black Panther
An artist speaks on heroism in the Black community.
Madiha Hussaini
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An Ode to Sharp-Tongued Women, From Dorothy Parker to Susan Sontag
Michelle Dean’s new book Sharp profiles brilliant and creative women who fought sexism, but, by and large, did not identify with the feminist movement.
Laura Tanenbaum
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Barbara Ehrenreich Calls BS on the Immortality Industry
In her new book, Natural Causes, the author reminds us that we can't cheat death -- although we can die trying.
Jane Miller
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For Cowboy Poets, One Topic is Taboo
They love the land. But few at the National Cowboy Poetry Gathering want to talk about how climate change is ravaging the West.
Carson Vaughan
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How a 19th-Century Absurdist Playwright Accidentally Predicted Trump
Ubu Roi is newly relevant, thanks to our president.
Hannah Steinkopf-Frank
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Can We Have ’90s Roseanne Back, Please?
We need the old Roseanne’s working-class heroism now more than ever. We're better off with the reruns than the reboot.
Kate Aronoff
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Working Night and Day, for 1,000 Years
A new book tells the hidden history of work—on and off the job.
Joanna Scutts
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A Brief Case for Guaranteed Housing
Why housing should be a human right.
Dayton Martindale
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And the Oscar for Best Protest Goes To…
Awards show activism, then and now.
Joel Bleifuss
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Is Neoliberalism Making Our Depression and Anxiety Crisis Worse?
How capitalist culture is making us sick.
Johann Hari
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Portraitists with Disabilities Celebrate the History of Black Art
David A. Holt on his artistry and work with Project Onward, a studio and gallery for artists with disabilities.
Elena Sucharetza
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The Essential Ursula K. Le Guin
Don't know where to begin? Here are her masterworks.
In These Times Staff
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Black Panther Engages with Decades of Black Liberatory Theory—And Is Also a Great Movie
The film, in no uncertain terms, considers the possibility and necessity of revolution for Black people across the world.
Nate Marshall
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Yes, You Should Watch The Chi
The Showtime series may not be perfect, but it’s an illuminating look at Chicago beyond the violent headlines.
Salim Muwakkil
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The Abyss of Motherhood
A tightrope walk without a safety net.
Sady Doyle
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Kara Walker and the Missing Pages of the History Books
Artist Kara Walker uses visual disruption to restore the significance of Black experiences to the Civil War’s legacy.
Micco Caporale
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Does the Natural World Needs Its Own Bill of Rights?
Why environmentalists are working to grant rivers and mountains legal status.
Dayton Martindale
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A Year On, Trump Admin Refuses to Drop Charges Against 59 Arrested at Inauguration Protest
The government isn't arguing that the defendants damaged property, but that their presence at the protest makes them guilty.
Patrick Corley
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Best Books of 2017: In These Times Staff and Reader Picks
From Naomi Klein to Roxane Gay, the reads that made 2017 bearable.
In These Times Staff
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Centrist Think Tanks Won’t Save Our Cities
Economic democracy must come from below.
Gar Alperovitz
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