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.

A Fierce Desire to Stay: Looking at West Virginia Through Its People's Eyes

A Fierce Desire to Stay: Looking at West Virginia Through Its People's Eyes

Matt Eich

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Co-published with The Guardian. Photographer Matt Eich and poet Doug Van Gundy went to Webster county, West Virginia, to find a place where people still celebrate their community.

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.

What It’s Like Riding Along With a Valet Driver at a San Francisco Strip Club

What It’s Like Riding Along With a Valet Driver at a San Francisco Strip Club

Rian Dundon

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Co-published with The Washington Post. Photographer Rian Dundon documented his time parking cars for a strip club.

Hedge-Fund Ownership Cost Sears Workers Their Jobs. Now They’re Fighting Back.

Hedge-Fund Ownership Cost Sears Workers Their Jobs. Now They’re Fighting Back.

Bryce Covert

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Co-published with The Nation. Laid-off retail workers are demanding severance, labor protections—and an end to the Wall Street playbook of owning a company while hollowing it out.

Scared to Death: Immigrants in Need of Health Care Face Perilous Choices

Scared to Death: Immigrants in Need of Health Care Face Perilous Choices

Eric Pape

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Co-published with Capital & Main and Truthout. Undocumented immigrants fear that seeking medical care will get them kicked out of the country. One woman’s story shows the impact can prove deadly.

Pete Buttigieg Revived South Bend With Tech. Up Next: America

Pete Buttigieg Revived South Bend With Tech. Up Next: America

Paul Tullis

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Co-published with WIRED. As the mayor of a small Indiana city, Pete Buttigieg applied his low-key technocratic style to economic and social dysfunction. Now he wants a chance to fix the country.

Health Care Is Shockingly Expensive. Why Can’t You Deduct It All on Your Taxes?

Health Care Is Shockingly Expensive. Why Can’t You Deduct It All on Your Taxes?

David Wallis

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Co-published with The Washington Post. It’s not a replacement for more sweeping reforms, but it might help in the meantime.

These Men are Fighting to Abolish the Death Penalty — From Death Row

These Men are Fighting to Abolish the Death Penalty — From Death Row

Lauren Gill

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Co-published with The Nation. Project Hope to Abolish the Death Penalty is the nation’s only anti–death penalty organization run by death-row prisoners.

Honey Bees, Worker Bees, and the Economic Violence of Land Grabs

Honey Bees, Worker Bees, and the Economic Violence of Land Grabs

Melissa Chadburn

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Co-published with Longreads. Melissa Chadburn challenges her own belief that environmental justice issues are reserved for people of privilege.

The Crisis in Covering Indian Country

The Crisis in Covering Indian Country

Jenni Monet

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Co-published with Columbia Journalism Review. There is no beat in the American legacy press devoted solely to covering the country’s 573 tribal nations. But there should be—and it should be assigned to an Indigenous journalist.