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 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?
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.
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.