August 2016 Volume 40, Issue 08

Sim City and the Worst Ways to End Homelessness
The neoliberal mindset doesn't compute with ethical public policy.
Rebecca Burns
These Newly Restored Indie Films from Cinema’s Early Days Show Black Life From a Black Perspective
A five-disc DVD set offers a glimpse into pre-civil rights era black culture.
Michael Atkinson
‘Marketplace Feminism’ and the Commodification of Empowerment
Andi Zeisler's new book We Were Feminists Once: From Riot Grrrl to CoverGirl®, the Buying and Selling of a Political Movement takes on corporate exploitation of the feminist movement.
Susan J. Douglas
Filmmakers Adapt John le Carré’s Spy Novels for the Age of Snowden
The BBC miniseries The Night Manager and new film Our Kind of Traitor fumble with morality and power.
Jake Blumgart
Andrew Cuomo’s Blacklist for Critics of Israel
Activists take aim at the lawmakers trying to silence BDS.
Alex Kane
Socialism for Beginners
The radical Left is becoming more mainstream—and conservatives are taking note.
Richard Seymour
When Prisons Are Toxic to Both Humanity and the Environment
Activists are taking aim at mass incarceration, environmental pollution and the toxic prisons where the two problems meet.
John Washington
Donald Trump’s Fingers Were Always Short
In business as in politics, there's never been much behind the splashy surface.
Chris Lehmann
The Tragedy of Brexit
In Thursday's Brexit referendum, Britain decided its fate. But what will that fate be?
Jane Miller

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