August 2014 Volume 38, Issue 08

Anaphylactic Sticker Shock
Road trip! Or, two middle-aged women go on a Hunter S. Thompson-esque drug-buying spree across an international border. And score.
Terry J. Allen
What Is Literature For?
The U.K. removes American classics from required reading lists.
Jane Miller
A RAD-ical Housing Experiment
Baltimore public housing tenants will serve as guinea pigs for a new national privatization plan.
Rebecca Burns
Don’t Let Nina Be Misunderstood
The problem with Zoe Saldana playing Nina Simone.
Miriam Petty
Nationalize the Ivy League
We need to go further than the meritocratic reforms proposed by William Deresiewicz.
Chris Lehmann
The Yes Men Secure the Homeland
A group of activists—disguised as government officials—get Homeland Security Congress attendees enthused to address climate change.
The Yes Men
The Neverending Syndrome: From Vietnam to Iraq
As Iraq plunges into civil war, we should indeed play the blame game.
Joel Bleifuss
Alabama’s Anti-Abortion Architects
Amidst uproar over a new law threatening three clinics, a fourth was quietly shut down.
Robin Marty
The Nanny University
Is the academy trigger-warning happy?
Jude Ellison Sady Doyle
Revisiting Reparations
It's time for a Marshall Plan for black Americans.
Salim Muwakkil
Jan Palach: Prague’s Human Torch
A new film takes a rare look behind the Iron Curtain.
Michael Atkinson
The Uses of Enchantment
In Enchanted Objects, David Rose rhapsodizes about the coming Internet of Things. But can high-tech objects really reconnect us?
Jessica Stites
OUR Walmart Crashes the Party
What happens when you talk about workers' rights during a shareholders meeting?
Ethan Corey

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