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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.
Jude Ellison 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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A Brief Case for Prison Abolition
We know prisons are racist, classist and abusive. Are they also obsolete?
Dayton Martindale
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The Uncolonized Mind: An Iraqi-American Artist Explores Memory, Star Wars and Bad Translations
Michael Rakowitz on his latest exhibition.
Tamara Nassar
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Beyond Vibrator Feminism
Orgasms will not set us free.
Jessa Crispin
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The Self-Help Guru Who Shaped Trump’s Worldview
How the commander-in-chief succumbs to the perils of positive thinking.
Chris Lehmann
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Emmett Till’s Cousin on Why Mississippi’s Flag Is Still Racist
Edelia “Dr. Jay” Carthan is at the forefront of a movement to remove the Confederate “stars and bars.”
Hannah Steinkopf-Frank
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The Specter Haunting Infowars
The new documentary A Gray State, executive produced by Werner Herzog, explores a murder-suicide that has become a far-right obsession.
Michael Atkinson
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Lauren Greenfield’s Look at the Children of the New Gilded Age
The creator of The Queen of Versailles on the “hamster wheel of wanting more and more.”
Hannah Steinkopf-Frank
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Building an Alternative to Capitalism From the Ground Up
A primer on the solidarity economy.
Dayton Martindale
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Viewing the USSR Through Red-Tinted Glasses
The writings of Svetlana Alexievich cut through the fog of propaganda surrounding the Soviet Union.
Jane Miller
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What a Century-Old Socialist Newspaper Can Teach Us About the Left
Inside Appeal to Reason, the paper that inspired In These Times
Sharon Carson
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Celebrate the 40th Birthday of the Combahee River Collective Statement
Essential books by radical women of color—Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor, Barbara Ransby, Gloria Anzaldúa, Cherríe Moraga, Ida B. Wells and more.
In These Times Staff
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The Personal Is Not Always Political
The problem with the media’s individualistic response to collective tragedy.
Leon Fink
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Want a Radical Alternative to Trump’s Immigration Agenda? Try Open Borders.
It's not just a pipe dream.
Dayton Martindale
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An Exhibit on Japanese Internment Shows How Far We Haven’t Come
Racial policy, hate crimes, immigration, civil rights and national security are all themes that continue to reverberate today.
Nora Mabie
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Four New Books for the Biosphere
Venture into the woods this autumn with books from Raj Patel and Jason W. Moore, Nate Blakeslee, Ashley Dawson and Gleb Raygorodetsky.
In These Times Staff
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Yanis Varoufakis: Confessions of a Troika Dropout
Greece’s former finance minister and “inconsistent Marxist” discusses his new tell-all from his time in Europe’s halls of austerity.
Sarah Leonard
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The Art of Disobedience
From the Black Panthers to Ferguson, finding a U.S. history we can be proud of.
Abby Lynn Klinkenberg
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