December 2014 Volume 38, Issue 12

Dispatch
Is Gentrification Inevitable?
Some activists are trying to beat back the tide of the market.
Yana Kunichoff
Culture
Drug Shills Dispensing Pills
A psychiatrist questions Big Pharma's influence on her profession.
Jean Kim
Dispatch
Baltimore Teens Take Out the Trash
Youth battle a waste incinerator.
Bruce Vail
Culture
Vampire Princess of Persia
Not your kid sister's vampire flick.
Michael Atkinson
Culture
Let Old Labor Die
With union membership declining, Tom Geoghegan has a radical prescription for labor.
Jeremy Gantz
Culture
On the Death of a Spouse
Karl has died.
Jane Miller
Viewpoint
Football: Nothing Left to Cheer For
How can fans respond to the rash of brutality on and off the field?
Susan J. Douglas
Culture
The Reporter Who Paid a High Price for ‘Contra Crack’
A new film, Kill the Messenger, shows how the CIA, the Washington Post and the LA Times conspired to discredit a journalist, and destroyed a life.
Jim Naureckas
InvestigationGoodman Institute
Fracking the Poor
A 5-month investigation reveals that fracking operations in California are disproportionately concentrated in poor communities of color—and may be causing alarming health effects.
Hannah Guzik
Viewpoint
Ferguson’s ISIS Allies?
Despite what right-wing media may tell you, ISIS has little in common with black Muslims--or black Americans.
Salim Muwakkil
Viewpoint
The Lesson from the Midterms: Elizabeth Warren Should Run in 2016
After the pity party’s through, let’s get organized.
Joel Bleifuss

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