Unequal Lives

Unequal Lives

Eric Alterman

NEWS | ANALYSIS

Co-published with Dissent MagazineOne of the most pressing causes of economic inequality is spatial inequality. But to solve this big problem, you first have to understand it.

'Middle Class' Used to Denote Comfort and Security. Not Anymore

'Middle Class' Used to Denote Comfort and Security. Not Anymore

Alissa Quart

NEWS | ANALYSIS

Co-published with The Guardian with additional support from Capital & Main. The apps and robots celebrated by Silicon Valley wunderkinds are helping to make previously white-collar lives ever more precarious.

How Gentrification Puts Creative Urbanites in a Bind

How Gentrification Puts Creative Urbanites in a Bind

Laura Kiesel

ESSAY

Co-published with AlterNet. For the creative class, living in the cities that advance their aspirations means accepting a Faustian bargain.

Homework Inequality

Homework Inequality

Alissa Quart

ANALYSIS

Co-published with The Atlantic with additional support from Capital & Main. When it comes to schoolwork, there is a chasm separating students with parents who have predictable work schedules from those whose parents don’t.

Mississippi’s Last Abortion Clinic, Captured in Photos

Mississippi’s Last Abortion Clinic, Captured in Photos

Published by The Cut. Maisie Crow's Jackson tells the story of the lack of abortion access in Mississippi, revisiting the only remaining clinic in the state which was the focus of her Emmy-nominated film The Last Clinic. Produced by Alissa Quart and Barbara Ehrenreich of EHRP.

The Next Stop for Detained Immigrant Families

The Next Stop for Detained Immigrant Families

Black Box

PHOTOGRAPHY | NEWS

Co-published with NarrativelyAfter they are released from the largest detention center in the country, immigrant families find a lifeline in a modest San Antonio home.

How Pregnancy Drug Laws Hurt Children

How Pregnancy Drug Laws Hurt Children

Maia Szalavitz

NEWS | ANALYSIS

Co-published with The Verge. Harsh pregnancy drug laws keep many women from seeking prenatal care, and that puts mother and baby at greater risk.

The Nation’s Largest Immigration Detention Center

The Nation’s Largest Immigration Detention Center

Black Box

PHOTOGRAPHY | NEWS

Co-published with The New York TimesWelcome to Dilley, Texas, the small town that's at the heart of the national immigration debate.

Hedge Funds With Schools Attached

Hedge Funds With Schools Attached

Astra Taylor

FEATURE

Co-published with The NationUniversities are becoming billion-dollar hedge funds, but students are beginning to fight back.

Dumping Ground and Refuge

Dumping Ground and Refuge

Evelyn Nieves

NEWS

Co-published with Salon. For those who know how to navigate L.A.’s Skid Row, it can provide community — but crackdowns have made life even harder.

The Darkness in Burns, Oregon

The Darkness in Burns, Oregon

Donnell Alexander

ESSAY

Co-published with Rolling Stone. I visited the area in Oregon where armed white militants took over a wildlife refuge, and I felt like a sitting black duck.

When Doctors Took ‘Family Planning’ Into Their Own Hands

When Doctors Took ‘Family Planning’ Into Their Own Hands

Marcela Valdes

NEWS

Co-published with The New York Times Magazine. In 1975, 10 women filed a class-action lawsuit claiming that a Los Angeles medical center was systematically sterilizing Spanish-speaking mothers.

What $15 an Hour Looks Like

What $15 an Hour Looks Like

Gabriel Thompson

FEATURE | NEWS

Co-published with The Nation. Emeryville, California, recently passed the highest city-wide minimum wage in the country. Here’s how workers’ lives changed—and how they didn’t.

The Selfish Side of Gratitude

The Selfish Side of Gratitude

Barbara Ehrenreich

ANALYSIS

Co-published with The New York Times. The poor don't need to feel more "gratitude"—they need decent pay and better working conditions.