Little House of Propaganda: Homesteading Myths and the Sentimentality of Self-Reliance
Co-published with Literary Hub. Alissa Quart on the bootstrap narratives of Laura Ingalls Wilder.
The Secret Anti-Socialist History of Supermarkets
Co-published with Jacobin. The supermarket was used as a key piece of anti-communist propaganda early in the twentieth century against the alternative of grocery co-ops.
Co-published with FRONTLINE. The investigation of a murder that took place 50 years ago uncovers an untold story of the civil rights movement and Black resistance to racist …
Anti-Rent Wars, Then and Now
Co-published with The New York Review of Books. Amid the 1840s economic crisis, landlords tried to drive out tenants in default. The remarkable movement that rose to challenge …
Texas Draws Criticism With Plan to Lure Tourists to Sites Where Indigenous People Were Banished
Co-published with the Texas Observer and The Guardian. Nations once exterminated or displaced are now being asked to help bring in tourism dollars.
‘Truly Texas Mexican’ Bites Off More Than It Can Chew
Co-published with the Texas Observer. A new food documentary fails to recognize the complexities of Indigenous identity in Texas.
How the United States Chose to Become a Country of Homelessness
Co-published with The Nation. For months, our leaders have known that the Covid-19 crisis could force millions of people from their homes. They decided to let it …
Bringing the Dead Home
Co-published with the Texas Observer. Thirty years after Congress passed the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act, only a fraction of human remains held by …
New York Tenants Are Organizing Against Evictions as They Did in the Great Depression
Co-published with Retro Report and THE CITY. Anticipating a massive wave of evictions when the federal and state bans are lifted in January, …
I Watched War Erupt in the Balkans. Here’s What I See in America Today.
Co-published with The Intercept. I watched war erupt in the Balkans. Here's what I see in America today.
F is for Fake
Co-published with the Texas Observer and The Nation. How a dozen possibly fraudulent and forged Indigenous artworks left Texas and ended up on …
Millions of American Latinos Have a Complicated Relationship With Christopher Columbus
Co-published with The Independent. Our history leaves us with a conflicting assignment: to be wide awake and aware, and discerning enough to detest what Columbus did while …