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Map Shows Where Sea Level Rise Will Drown American Cities

There's a good chance that the most often-heard global warming joke in the US is some version of the following: [Point to an empty lot somewhere far …

Who I Met On My Long Way Home

"I had lived my life before in accordance with the poverty and itinerancy of my childhood, sliding in and out of other people’s leases, never expecting to stay very long and tolerating circumstances that strike me now as completely absurd."<p>Several years before we met, my boyfriend bought a shell of …

Star Trek

“We Think Victims Deserve Our Sympathy Only If They’re Well-Behaved"

Are women ever “asking for it”? YA novelist Louise O’Neill talks to BuzzFeed UK about rape and consent in her new book – and throughout literary history.<p>The sour relationship between shame and women’s sexuality is nothing new. It’s the strawberries stitched on Desdemona’s handkerchief in <i>Othello</i>; …

Feminism

Vogue's Future Depends On Plus-Size Women

It's time for the magazine to catch up with reality.<p><i>Vogue</i>'s 2015 September issue, in certain ways, is an exceptional stack of paper. The 832-page doorstop is covered by Beyoncé — the third black woman ever to grace the front of the magazine's biggest yearly volume — and various ads and editorials …

Plus Size

Court of law trumps court of public opinion in Kane case

In the court of public opinion, the Patrick Kane sexual assault case is falling apart.<p>One so-called "bombshell" after another burst or fizzled last week in this story of celebrity, sex and the Chicago Blackhawks' All-star.<p>If Kane weren't involved, if it were someone else, you probably wouldn't know …

John Kasich, the anti-Trump

Thirteen weeks ago, Donald Trump shared with the Tribune Editorial Board an hour of his bombast, sarcasm and ... good-natured charm. Trump was a delight. And if that verdict surprises you, come sit here, because it surprised us too.<p>On Tuesday, Ohio Gov. John Kasich took a turn in the same chair. …

California’s landmark right-to-die bill

THE CALIFORNIA legislature this month approved a bill that would give terminally ill adults the option to request medication to end their lives. It was a landmark moment in an effort dating to 1995 to pass legislation that allows for death with dignity. Whether the measure takes effect is up to …

Health Care

The Pointless Cowardice of John Boehner

The mainstream reaction to the forced resignation of John Boehner as the Speaker of the House has been a kind of weary admiration. He fought the good fight against the extremists in his Republican caucus, the narrative goes, but his solid Midwestern virtues (he’s from Ohio) were ultimately no …

Tea Party

Out of Sight

A former prostitute tries to rescue Iraq’s most vulnerable women.<p>On a Saturday night in late May, I sat in the back seat of a taxi as it drove through a shantytown in Baghdad. We were not far from Firdos Square, where, in April of 2003, invading American troops famously toppled a large statue of …

Human Rights