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André Holland and the Tragedy of Doctor Edwards - Interview Magazine

ANDRÉ HOLLAND IN BROOKLYN, NEW YORK, JUNE 2015. <b></b>PHOTOS: RAF STAHELIN/LALALAND ARTISTS. STYLING: MARINA MUNOZ/LALALAND ARTISTS. GROOMING: LAURA DELEON …

La La Land

For Us By Us? The Mainstream Appeal of Black Content

From music to movies, fashion and art, Black Americans have long played an important role in shaping popular culture in the U.S., and that influence …

Golden Globes

Don't Demonize Driving, Just Stop Subsidizing It

As a matter of fairness and practicality, drivers should pay for the roads they drive on.<p>There are lots of problems that stem from the way we use cars. We price roads incorrectly, so people overuse them. Cars are a major source of air pollution, including the carbon emissions that are causing …

Roads

On Assuming Race and Being Biracial

After reading Desiree Rodriguez’s essay about Latinx representation and how we assume one’s race based on looks, I was inspired to write my own essay …

Feminism

Donald Trump

Donald Trump

Katie Ledecky continues to dominate in the pool, smashes two more records

Stanford swimmer Katie Ledecky broke two NCAA records Sunday, as well as her own American record in the 1,650-yard freestyle, at a meet at Ohio State. In her first month as a collegiate swimmer, Ledecky, a 19-year-old freshman from Bethesda, has already set new NCAA marks in the 500-, 1,000- and …

Swimming

Is God A White Racist?

Do you remember Jeremiah Wright? He used to be the pastor of Trinity United Church of Christ, on the South Side of Chicago. One of his former …

Faith

The Myths Democrats Swallowed That Cost Them the Presidential Election

The Scoop 2016 Presidential Election Democratic Party

There's a new “silent majority,” and it's voting for Hillary Clinton

Trump voters and Bernie Bros get all the press, but it’s Hillary voters who are going to win.<p>In a 1969 speech, then-President Richard Nixon directly addressed the “silent majority” of Americans who he hoped would support his middle path policy on Vietnam. The speech itself, if you read it, is …

How Did Walmart Get Cleaner Stores and Higher Sales? It Paid Its People More

BENTONVILLE, Ark. — A couple of years ago, Walmart, which once built its entire branding around a big yellow smiley face, was creating more than its share of frowns.<p>Shoppers were fed up. They complained of dirty bathrooms, empty shelves, endless checkout lines and impossible-to-find employees. Only …

Customer Service

How Breitbart Conquered the Media

Political reporters were taken aback by Hillary Clinton’s charge that half of Trump’s supporters are prejudiced. Few bothered to investigate the claim itself.<p>In July of 2010, journalist and provocateur Andrew Breitbart posted a video excerpt of remarks on his site purporting to expose “evidence of …

The Colorado Paradox

The state has low unemployment and more and more jobs, but its future workforce may not be equipped to fill them.<p>DENVER— Colorado businesses are enjoying a robust recovery from the recession. Good jobs and great quality of life are luring college graduates to the state. But Colorado’s own students …

How False Narratives of Margaret Sanger Are Being Used to Shame Black Women

In the wake of the attacks by the Center for Medical Progress, Planned Parenthood’s origins and its founder, Margaret Sanger, have once again become …

Alice Rivlin, queen of Washington's budget wonks

There is no budget wonk in Washington with a résumé as thick as Alice Rivlin's.<p>Rivlin was the founding director of the Congressional Budget Office. She was the director of President Bill Clinton's Office of Management and Budget. She was vice chair of the Federal Reserve Board.<p>She's also …

Megyn Kelly Is a Horrible Person

<i>What if</i>, a recent piece of speculative fiction in <i>Vanity Fair</i> wonders aloud, <i>Megyn Kelly isn’t a poisonous bigot and shameless cable news demagogue,</i> …

Senator Joyce Elliot Demands Return of LRSD at State Board of ED Meeting

Bernie Sanders Only Cares About Bernie Sanders

Voters haven't seen the progressive hero out in front on serious issues any more than they've seen him at the Met Gala in Alexander Wang<p>Each election …

The Mythology Of Trump’s ‘Working Class’ Support

His voters are better off economically compared with most Americans.<p>It’s been extremely common for news accounts to portray Donald Trump’s candidacy …

What America may have taught you about race before you realized it

Jose Antonio Vargas will deliver the keynote speech May 6 at One Night United at Drake University.<p>As a 12-year-old boy newly arrived in America from …

Des Moines

The Four Liars of the 2016 Election

Recently, I was comparing notes on the Republican candidates with a friend of mine who is one of the country’s leading philosophers on deception. We …

Black Internationalism, Booker T. Washington, and the German Empire in Africa

This is a guest post by <b>Marius Kothor</b>, a PhD student in the Department of History at the University of Iowa. She received her BA in African and …

Why We Need Kate Millett's 'Sexual Politics'

One morning in 1970, on a day she was to speak at Emory University, Kate Millett—erstwhile sculptor, recent Ph.D. student, and now, to her chagrin, …

Black Lives Matter and the 'Irish slave' myth | Black History

This year, as acting Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny meets Barack Obama at the annual St Patrick's Day dinner, talk of slavery will be far from the agenda.<p>Yet, as the Irish diaspora celebrate their culture, many are falling prey to a myth sweeping the internet that the Irish were themselves slaves …

Black History

Lin-Manuel Miranda on Jay Z, The West Wing, and 18 More Things That Influenced Hamilton

<i>This story was originally published on July 29, 2015. Since we're talking all things</i> Hamilton <i>this week, we're repromoting it.</i><p>In Lin-Manuel Miranda’s …

Jesus