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.

Net Worth v Self Worth: Do We All Need Inequality Therapy?

Net Worth v Self Worth: Do We All Need Inequality Therapy?

Maia Szalavitz

CULTURE

Co-published with The Guardian. Inequality isn’t just changing the way we deal with economics – it’s perversely altering how we see ourselves and what we value.

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.

How Economic Anxiety Could Help Reshape America for the Better

How Economic Anxiety Could Help Reshape America for the Better

Alissa Quart

CULTURE

Co-published with The Guardian. Today’s economic uncertainty can motivate people to change their allegiances and sensibilities.

Do You Have Student Debt? There's a Reality TV Show For That

Do You Have Student Debt? There's a Reality TV Show For That

Alissa Quart

CULTURE

Co-published with The Guardian. Paid Off, a gameshow that pays off increments of contestants’ student loans for each correct answer, joins a growing ecology of films and TV shows about debt.

Takers or Makers? How Americans Decide Who 'Deserves' a Safety Net

Takers or Makers? How Americans Decide Who 'Deserves' a Safety Net

Maia Szalavitz

CULTURE

Co-published with The Guardian. It’s about to get worse for those needing help as the Trump administration tightens access to all sorts of benefits.

If Americans Don't Like the Word 'Inequality', Would 'Fairness' Be Better?

If Americans Don't Like the Word 'Inequality', Would 'Fairness' Be Better?

Alissa Quart

CULTURE

Co-published with The GuardianInequality is everywhere – and yet in some quarters the word itself is rebuked as the culprit. Would new language help us tackle the problem?

Death Trips: Accessorizing the Final Exit Lane

Death Trips: Accessorizing the Final Exit Lane

Ann Neumann

CULTURE

Co-published with The BafflerAwkward, Americanized, consumer-focused forms of Buddhism have long since taken over our exercise (yoga), our offices (mindfulness), and our homes (feng shui). Now, with doula programs popping up like mantras in the mind, they’ve come for our deaths.

‘[Somewhere in Los Angeles] This Poem Is Needed’

‘[Somewhere in Los Angeles] This Poem Is Needed’

Christopher Soto

CULTURE

Co-curated with Bill Moyers & CompanyPoetry provides the constant opportunity to take a situation and cast it in a different light.

‘And Still I Speak of It’

‘And Still I Speak of It’

Rachel Zucker

CULTURE

Co-curated with Bill Moyers & CompanyApril is National Poetry Month, and we’re celebrating by featuring “civic” poetry from new and familiar voices. All month, we’ll be posting poems and discussing what it means to be civic through the art of words. Join us on Twitter at #civicpoetry.

 

Why Casino-Driven Development Is a Roll of the Dice

Why Casino-Driven Development Is a Roll of the Dice

Melissa Chadburn 

CULTURE | ANALYSIS

Co-published with CityLabUsually, the public benefits of gambling deteriorate over time. But many American cities still pin their economic hopes on casinos.