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Why 'Handmaid's Tale' costumes are the most powerful meme of the resistance yet

Earlier this week, 18 women dressed up in red cloaks and white bonnets, stood in pairs in the rotunda of the Texas state capitol, and began chanting, …

English speakers fight for equality in French-run Cameroon

YAOUNDÉ, Cameroon — Tamanjong Stella is upset because her children's school is closed, a victim of a bitter dispute between English-speaking protesters and the government of this largely French-speaking central African nation.<p>“The teachers say they cannot start classes until the government has …

Africa

Every book Barack Obama recommended during (and after) his presidency

Whether he was reading to kids at the White House, hitting up local bookstores on Black Friday, or giving recommendations to his daughters, former …

27 Books Every Woman In America Should Read

These novels, essay collections, memoirs, histories, and more will help you understand why there is no feminism without intersectionality, why we should remember our history before we repeat it, and why Roe v. Wade is a lot more tenuous than you might think.

Feminism

Love In Black And White: The Complex Reality Of Multicultural Dating In 2016

Learn how to talk about race with a non-Black partner.<p>Stories about the number of Black women who are single have made headlines for years, and many …

Pro-tips for buying clothes that will last years, not weeks

Maybe it has happened to you before: Your new t-shirt looks like it has suddenly aged two years with one wash. A hole has opened in the crotch of the jeans you’ve only had for six months. A thread is hanging from your shirt after just a few wears, threatening a much greater unraveling.<p>Not all …

Clothing

A quiet education revolution worldwide is giving kids the skills to be 21st-century citizens

As a child, Dana Narvaiša hated school. Her teachers thought she asked too many questions and her English instructor used to gleefully skip over her when it was time to read aloud to the class.<p>Narvaiša now runs Cesis New Primary School in a town of 40,000 people, about an hour and a half from Riga, …

Education

The head of National Museum of the American Indian on what we should all know

Kevin Gover, 61, is the director of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian. A member of the Pawnee tribe, he was born in Oklahoma. He and his wife, Anne Marie, live in Northern Virginia.<p><b>Do you prefer being called Native American or American Indian?</b><p>I’m indifferent. [Laughs.] As a …

These Are the Books You Should Read in August

The Underground Railroad is a contender of the year’s best book.<p><i>The Underground Railroad</i> by Colson Whitehead<p>In Colson Whitehead’s new novel, “the Underground Railroad” isn’t a network of basements and attics. It’s an actual subterranean train system leading slaves north to freedom.<p>The railroad has …

I Ditched 100 Beauty Products for These 10 Basic Items—and I've Never Looked Better

Here's what made the cut.<p>For most of my adult life I've been drowning in beauty products. Literally.<p>When I lived in Los Angeles, I had an amazing antique claw-foot bathtub set against the back wall of my bathroom. In between the tub and the wall, I balanced bath bombs, body washes, sea salts, sugar …

Hong Kong democracy campaigners demand return to British rule as first step to independence from China

Billy Chiu first gained public attention in Hong Kong when he waved the British colonial flag at protests three years ago.<p>On Sunday the activist goes one step further in his crusade against the city’s Chinese rulers, when he establishes a political party to campaign for a return to British …

Emanuel won't blame police misconduct chief for missing deadline to fire Cmdr. Evans

Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Wednesday declined to blame the head of the police misconduct investigation agency for missing a deadline in an attempt to fire a controversial police commander.<p>The mayor was reacting to the acknowledgment this week by the Independent Police Review Authority that efforts to …

Mayor ordered to give deposition in suit by cops dumped from security detail

In a rare move, Mayor Rahm Emanuel has been ordered to testify in an ongoing federal trial over a lawsuit filed by eight Chicago police officers who say they were dumped from the mayor's security detail for political reasons after he took office five years ago.<p>But while Emanuel will have to give …

Inequality is destroying all the markers of adulthood, from home ownership to marriage

Young people are still sold the story of growing up – leaving home, a secure job, a life partner and children. But the failures of capitalism have changed everything<p>It is a sign of the times that some of my local estate agents don’t look like estate agents. There are no pictures of houses in the …

Home Ownership

The 'Criminal' Black Lesbian: Where Does This Damaging Stereotype Come From?

Since the Black Lives Matter movement gained national attention in 2013, organizers have pushed to prioritize voices of black queer and transgender women. Two of the three founders identify as queer, and along with drawing attention to numerous brutal murders of transgender women of color, they …

Feminism

Gloria Steinem's Got Feminism All Wrong

This election cycle’s chief theme has been the triumph of outsiders and outsider views over the establishment. High-profile Hillary Clinton …

Elizabeth Warren’s critique of Hillary Clinton’s 2001 bankruptcy vote

<i>“You will not find that I ever changed a view or a vote because of any donation that I ever received.”</i><p><b>–Hillary Clinton, in the fifth Democratic debate, Feb. 4, 2016</b><p>Moments after the former secretary of state (and N.Y. senator) made this statement, the Bernie Sanders campaign issued a news release …

Government

Cambridgeshire plesiosaur 'sea monster' could be 'new species'

<b>A Jurassic "sea monster" found in Cambridgeshire could prove to be a new species of plesiosaur, scientists said.</b><p>Oxford archaeologists discovered the 165 million-year-old reptile bones at Must Farm quarry near Whittlesey.<p>Dr Carl Harrington and his team dug up more than 600 pieces of bone as well as …

Paleontology

How A Stanford Student Accused Of Assaulting Multiple Women Graduated

One woman said he choked her. Another said he threw a table at her when she refused sex. A third said he physically assaulted her and ​said,​ "kill yourself."<p>Sara, a recent graduate of Stanford University, is a survivor. During her freshman year at the school, she says, a male student she was …