Co-published with The Guardian. Tens of thousands of people have received demands to repay alleged overpayments of government benefits – often decades old – plunging them into a Kafkaesque struggle against a faceless bureaucracy.
Co-published with WBUR. An extensive review of Boston police reports reveals the majority of those arrested in “Operation Clean Sweep” were not charged with crimes like drug dealing, contrary to claims by city leaders and law enforcement.
Co-published with The New York Review of Books. “Openly troubled, openly poetic, openly marginal, openly sloppy, and openly democratic.” Our executive director Alissa Quart reflects on the late David Berman, lead singer of the indie rock band Silver Jews.
Co-published with HuffPost. We need to support Sesame Street to ensure the show is available to all children, especially for kids from backgrounds like mine, or we will lose what we began to achieve a half-century ago.
Co-published with Columbia Journalism Review. When words and traditional genres fail us, what other techniques might journalists deploy to break through the thicket of bigoted remarks and familiar stories of misery?
Co-published with CNBC (excerpt). Decades of discrimination by the government and America’s financial institutions have induced an almost trauma-like response in many people of color, making them less likely to seek credit.
Co-published with The New York Review of Books. The Trump administration’s plan to terminate the Temporary Protected Status program, if successful, will separate more than a quarter million citizen children from their immigrant parents.
Co-published with WBUR. After nearly two years in the making, artist Steve Locke is withdrawing his proposal for a slave trade memorial in front of Faneuil Hall due to opposition from the Boston NAACP.