Hysterical surrealism? A pop culture for our age of economic insecurity

Hysterical surrealism? A pop culture for our age of economic insecurity

Alissa Quart

ANALYSIS

Co-published with The Guardian. Income inequality has spawned a new subgenre of art – less dystopian than manic and absurd.

Making Tampons Free Can Make Them Safer, Too

Making Tampons Free Can Make Them Safer, Too

Laura Strausfeld

ANALYSIS

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

The Surveillance State Destroys the Lives of Poor Whites & People of Color

The Surveillance State Destroys the Lives of Poor Whites & People of Color

Reginald Dwayne Betts

ANALYSIS

Co-published with The American Prospect. Why the police should be held accountable for misusing surveillance.

Trump is Ready to Pull Another Fast One

Trump is Ready to Pull Another Fast One

Rich Benjamin

ANALYSIS

Co-published with EsquireWhy would Trump lend his time and effort to this gathering of unapologetic internationalists who favor open borders, free trade, and globalization? The president's trip to Davos has three serious issues.

Let's Call the Pro-Lifers What They Are: Pro-Death

Let's Call the Pro-Lifers What They Are: Pro-Death

Barbara Ehrenreich & Alissa Quart

ANALYSIS

Co-published with The GuardianOn the 45th anniversary of Roe v Wade, it’s time to highlight a hidden truth: restricting abortion means more maternal deaths.

Lauren Greenfield's Gilt Edge

Lauren Greenfield's Gilt Edge

Alissa Quart

PHOTOGRAPHY | ANALYSIS

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.

The Surprising Factors Driving Murder Rates: Income Inequality and Respect

The Surprising Factors Driving Murder Rates: Income Inequality and Respect

Maia Szalavitz

ANALYSIS

Co-published with The GuardianInequality predicts homicide rates ‘better than any other variable’, says an expert – and it is linked to a highly developed concern for one’s own status.

The Department of Education is Pulling the Rug out from Under Student Parents

The Department of Education is Pulling the Rug out from Under Student Parents

Natalie Pattillo

NEWSANALYSIS

Co-published with Pacific StandardThe Trump administration has quietly removed CCAMPIS, a childcare subsidy for student parents attending college, from its 2018 budget.

George W. Bush is Not the Resistance

George W. Bush is Not the Resistance

Rich Benjamin

ANALYSIS

Co-published with The Washington PostDon't let one speech fool you into revisionist history.

How We're Working with Reporters from Around America to Cover Class and Inequality

How We're Working with Reporters from Around America to Cover Class and Inequality

Alissa Quart & Jessica Reed

NEWS | ANALYSIS

Co-published with The GuardianThe national media failed to cover large swathes of the US pre-election, while rural voices have been quieted by the decimation of local news. Our On The Ground project aims to remedy these issues.

New York’s Housecleaners Become Collateral Damage in Airbnb Crackdown

New York’s Housecleaners Become Collateral Damage in Airbnb Crackdown

Abby Ellin

NEWS | ANALYSIS

Co-published with Fortune. As New York City limits Airbnb rentals, the cottage industries that serviced them has been hit particularly hard.

The Serious Dangers of Tampons—And You Have to Pay Taxes on Them as Well

The Serious Dangers of Tampons—And You Have to Pay Taxes on Them as Well

Laura Strausfeld

ANALYSIS

Co-published with Alternet. Now that we’re living under a political regime hostile to women's health, there's more risk than ever for those using this essential commodity.