Culture

America's Rural Radio Stations are Vanishing – And Taking the Country's Soul With Them

America's Rural Radio Stations are Vanishing – And Taking the Country's Soul With Them

Debbie Weingarten

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Co-published with The Guardian. At a time when local newspapers are disappearing, the loss of a radio station leaves a community with another cultural and informational gap.

Our One Percent Obsession

Our One Percent Obsession

Alissa Quart

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Co-published with Brown Alumni Magazine. Growing wealth inequality is making a comfortable middle-class American life less possible by the minute. So why do so many of us spend our free time gaping at the super-rich on TV?

Humanities are Crucial for Technological Innovation

Humanities are Crucial for Technological Innovation

Alissa Quart

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Co-published with The San Francisco Chronicle. If tech leaders had any passionate knowledge of the humanities, they might have been less likely to treat our data as a commodity to be used for their own purposes.

Arsonists Torched Highlander’s Main Office. But You Can’t Burn Down an Idea.

Arsonists Torched Highlander’s Main Office. But You Can’t Burn Down an Idea.

Gary Stevenson

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Co-published with In These Times. Labor, civil rights and social justice activists have trained at the historic Highlander Research and Education Center for generations.

Buying a New Purse? This Startup Wants to Help You Pay For It — But Could Also Get You Into Debt.

Buying a New Purse? This Startup Wants to Help You Pay For It — But Could Also Get You Into Debt.

Susie Cagle

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Co-published with Vox. Afterpay is the latest company to target young shoppers looking for a deal.

Money Talks, But Does Anyone Understand What It's Saying?

Money Talks, But Does Anyone Understand What It's Saying?

Rich Benjamin

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Co-published with The Los Angeles Times. Nowhere is the power of language so stealthy and destructive as the world of high finance.

Corporate-Feminist Self-Help Was Always A Scam

Corporate-Feminist Self-Help Was Always A Scam

Alissa Quart

CULTURE

Co-published with Bitch Media. There is a clear link between the bestseller that hectored women to demand more from themselves in the workplace and the Facebook executive who ignored warnings about disinformation campaigns infiltrating the network.

Episode 9: What Does the Right Kind of Woman Sound Like?

Episode 9: What Does the Right Kind of Woman Sound Like?

WNYC Studios

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Co-published with WNYC Studios. Shrill, strident, bossy. These are the misogynistic slurs women often face when they run for elected office. So what should power sound like?

Episode 8: The Right Kind of Woman

Episode 8: The Right Kind of Woman

WNYC Studios

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Co-published with WNYC Studios. Women running for office are often forced to play by different rules. We look at two candidates: Stacey Abrams in Georgia and Mikie Sherrill in suburban New Jersey.

Episode 7: The Women of Texas's Secret Resistance

Episode 7: The Women of Texas's Secret Resistance

WNYC Studios

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Co-published with WNYC Studios. In this episode, we bring you the story of a group of progressive, Texan women who are organizing — in secret — out of fear of retaliation from their neighbors.

Episode 6: Ida B. Wells

Episode 6: Ida B. Wells

WNYC Studios

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Co-published with WNYC Studios. Ida B. Wells is in some ways a forgotten figure, but her reporting on lynchings across the South was unwavering in its mission: calling America out on racial injustice.

Not all senior citizens need discounts. But all low-income people do.

Not all senior citizens need discounts. But all low-income people do.

David Wallis

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Co-published with The Washington Post. If we really want to live in a world where such price cuts are useful, then we must reconsider whom they help.

MeToo's Hidden Activists? Working-Class Women

MeToo's Hidden Activists? Working-Class Women

Alissa Quart

CULTURE

Co-published with The Guardian. Janitors and fast-food workers, not celebrities, are ground zero of the MeToo movement. Time to shift the focus to them.

Making Tampons Free Can Make Them Safer, Too

Making Tampons Free Can Make Them Safer, Too

Laura Strausfeld

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Co-published with Bloomberg. As government entities like prisons and schools become big buyers, they should demand better testing and disclosure for consumers.

Why We're Psychologically Hardwired to Blame the Victim

Why We're Psychologically Hardwired to Blame the Victim

Maia Szalavitz

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Co-published with The GuardianWe want the world to be fair: the good will be rewarded, the evil punished. As a result, we blame the victims of misfortune.

Lauren Greenfield's Gilt Edge

Lauren Greenfield's Gilt Edge

Alissa Quart

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Co-published with The New York Review of BooksLauren Greenfield’s work provides a shocking, rigorous, and needed visual language for society’s worst excesses.