Stephen Craig

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The Secret History Of The Photo At The Center Of The Black Confederate Myth

A 160-year-old tintype depicting Andrew Chandler and his slave Silas, both in Confederate uniform, has long been used as evidence that slaves willingly fought against the army that aimed to free them. Following the national backlash against Confederate iconography, Silas's descendants seek to …

A World Without Work

For centuries, experts have predicted that machines would make workers obsolete. That moment may finally be arriving. Could that be a good thing?<p><b>1. Youngstown, U.S.A.</b><p>The end of work is still just a futuristic concept for most of the United States, but it is something like a moment in history for …

What's Left After Higher Education Is Dismantled

The two big higher-education stories this month couldn't be more different. On one hand, you have financier Stephen A. Schwarzman donating $150 …

The Grantland Q&A: Errol Morris

Some factual statements I can definitively make about Errol Morris as of the morning of February 9, 2015, four days after his 67th birthday: He met …

Bad lieutenant: American police brutality, exported from Chicago to Guantánamo

Illustration: Nate Kitch for the Guardian<p>From a blindfolded boat ride to threats against his family members and hours shackled to Gitmo floors, Zuley’s interrogation of Mohamedou Ould Slahi shocked investigators. To make it stop, Slahi says he signed on to whatever his captors wanted him to …

Crime

Yanis Varoufakis: How I became an erratic Marxist

Before he entered politics, Yanis Varoufakis, the iconoclastic Greek finance minister at the centre of the latest eurozone standoff, wrote this searing account of European capitalism and and how the left can learn from Marx’s mistakes<p>In 2008, capitalism had its second global spasm. The financial …

Economics

Ursula K. Le Guin on the Future of the Left

Either we will establish an ecological society or society will go under for everyone, irrespective of his or her status.<p><i>When you're given the opportunity to publish Ursula K. Le Guin, you leap at it—even if you're</i> <i>ostensibly a fiction magazine</i> <i>and what lands on your desk is one of Le Guin's political</i> …

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The Brazilian Town Where the American Confederacy Lives On

The Confederados are one of the last remaining enclaves of the children of the unreconstructed South.<p>One day last spring, near an old rural cemetery in southern Brazil, a black man named Marcelo Gomes held up the corners of a Confederate flag to pose for a cell-phone photo. After the picture was …

São Paulo

Debate on shareholder value maximisation offers surprises

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America’s Dirtiest Cops: Cash, Cocaine and Corruption on the Texas Border

The temperature was nearing triple digits when Jonathan Treviño strapped on his bulletproof vest, slipped his .40-caliber Glock into his ankle …

Crime

The Zen Predator of the Upper East Side

Nearly 50 years ago, a penniless monk arrived in Manhattan, where he began to build an unrivaled community of followers—and a reputation for sexual abuse. The ongoing accusations against him expose a dark corner of the Buddhist tradition.<p>I. “That was the beginning of the <i>sangha</i>”<p>Eido Shimano, a Zen …

I Set Up a Shell Corporation, and So Can You!

Just how easy is it to establish a bogus business entity that can be used to funnel money offshore? I decided to see for myself.<p>One of the simplest ways to crack down on ​organized crime and money laundering, most cops or FBI agents will tell you, is to make it harder for crooks to ​create …

The Law Firm That Works with Oligarchs, Money Launderers, and Dictators

If shell companies can be said to be getaway cars for bank robbers, then Mossack Fonseca may be the world's shadiest car dealership.<p><i>Read on VICE NEWS:</i> <i>The Panama Papers: Massive Leak Reveals the Global Elite's Secret Cash Havens</i><p>One purpose of a so-called shell company is that the money put in it …

Corruption

It’s A Wonderful Life, For A Few Of Us

So where were we? Oh yes: everybody hates us. San Francisco’s recent Google-bus and “homeless trash” kerfuffles are symptoms of an increasingly broad, deep, and bitter anti-tech animosity. <i>The Economist</i> predicts: “The tech elite will join bankers and oilmen in public demonology.” <i>The New York Times</i> …

Apocalypse, New Jersey: A Dispatch From America’s Most Desperate Town

The first thing you notice about Camden, New Jersey, is that pretty much everyone you talk to has just gotten his or her ass kicked.<p>Detroit’s Debt …

The $9 Billion Witness: Meet JPMorgan Chase’s Worst Nightmare

She tried to stay quiet, she really did. But after eight years of keeping a heavy secret, the day came when Alayne Fleischmann couldn’t take it …

Mortgage-Backed Securities

Eve: The most thrilling boring game in the universe

"All of it surprises me."<p>Alex "The Mittani" Gianturco is a long-time <i>Eve Online</i> player. In real life, he's a retired DC attorney. In <i>Eve</i>, he's a ruthless space dictator. Thinking about his journey from fresh-faced player to being arguably the most powerful person in the game, he tells me none of it …

The Dark Power of Fraternities

A yearlong investigation of Greek houses reveals their endemic, lurid, and sometimes tragic problems—and a sophisticated system for shifting the blame.<p>One warm spring night in 2011, a young man named Travis Hughes stood on the back deck of the Alpha Tau Omega fraternity house at Marshall …

Steve Albini on the surprisingly sturdy state of the music industry – in full

The music producer, Shellac frontman and author of seminal 1993 essay, The Problem with Music, spoke in Melbourne about the advantages of the internet, the death of the major label system, copyright law and that ‘purple dwarf in assless chaps’<p>• Steve Albini: the internet has solved music’s</i> …

The Vampire Squid Strikes Again: The Mega Banks’ Most Devious Scam Yet

Call it the loophole that destroyed the world. It’s 1999, the tail end of the Clinton years. While the rest of America obsesses over Monica Lewinsky, …