Occupy Movement

Steve Bannon's Irrelevant now, but who was He?

by February 5, 2018, Issue<p>And will his parade go on?<p>Who is Steve Bannon? That’s a question that is of less and less interest with each passing hour. …

Steve Bannon

An oxymoron of anger and joy, Women's March doesn't know what's next. That's the beauty of it | Will Bunch

Under the oxymoron of a bright January sun, calling for everything from President Trump’s impeachment to the end of rape culture to wilder feminist …

Occupy Wall Street

The #Resistance Trump ignited will shape politics for a generation

Jennifer Mosbacher cried in a doctor’s office the morning after Donald Trump’s election, unable to control herself during a routine physical. The …

Democratic Party

In A Conservative Corner Of Connecticut, Enduring Support For Trump

Ona Van Dyke, a 51-year-old waitress and mother of four from the Windham County town of Thompson, voted for Donald Trump and, one year into his …

Elections

The anti-Trump ‘Resistance’ turns a year old — and grows up

WASHINGTON — The pink "pussy hat" is in a museum collection, protesters have left the airports, and George Orwell's "1984" has fallen back off the best-seller list.<p>But the energy behind the anti-Donald Trump protests that exploded a year ago, which turned everything from T-shirts to yoga into a …

Politics

A quick glance at the state of cryptocurrency

Dubai, UAE has officially become the first country to launch its own crypto-currency. Crypto-currency is basically a medium of exchange created and …

Bitcoin

Banks Raked In $6.4 Billion in Overdraft Fees in 2017. Where's the Public Outrage?

We're talking about the world's most bloated financial giants growing even fatter and richer off the backs of people who are already broke, by …

Ryan Zinke

Diary of a Do-Gooder

<i>Sara Eckel | Longreads | January 2018 | 19 minutes (4,774 words)</i><p>In the fall of 2016, I stood on the concrete steps of a mustard-colored ranch house …

Long-form Journalism

Riverdale Recap: Chic Is Already Stressing Us Out

<b>Warning: Spoilers for Riverdale</b> <i>season two, episode ten, "Blackboard Jungle," are ahead.</i><p>The Black Hood may be "dead" (yea, right), but the drama is still alive and well in <i>Riverdale</i>. Penelope Blossom is running a one woman bordello out of the Thistle House! Betty's newly found brother Chic (short for …

TV

The right to decide

Soundings (UK) <b>67 (2017)</b><p>Hostility to Catalan regional autonomy from Spain’s conservative People’s Party since 2010 is what has catalysed the current …

Occupy Wall Street

This Startup Wants to Neutralize Your Phone—and Un-change the World

Late last fall, in the gleaming white lobby of Madison Square Garden, uniformed attendants were posted at security stations to make thousands of …

Electronic Frontier Foundation

Who Is Naomi Wolf? Author Takes On Yale Over Harold Bloom Accusations

Author Naomi Wolf tweeted Monday she will hold a vigil outside Yale University Provost's office Tuesday to protest inaction by the university over …

Feminism

Housing or Dotcom: Which Bubble Does Cryptocurrency Mania Resemble?

<i>Marc Hochstein is the managing editor of CoinDesk and a former editor-in-chief of American Banker.</i><p><i>The following article originally appeared in</i> …

Bitcoin

The forgotten dream of Martin Luther King Jr.

In that fraught and unsettled spring of 1968, Kenneth Jadin had a problem.<p>The 25-year-old architecture professor at Howard University needed a chunk of land. A big, big chunk of land.<p>Jadin and others had been tasked with the difficult challenge of figuring out how and where to house thousands of …

Lifestyle

Why Martin Luther King Jr.'s Lessons About Peaceful Protests Are Still Relevant

<i>The following feature is excerpted from TIME</i> Martin Luther King, Jr.: His Life and Legacy, <i>available at retailers and at the Time Shop</i><p>Revolutions tend …

Black History

NYC pols get the publicity they want — by getting arrested

City Councilmen Jumaane Williams and Ydanis Rodriguez got precisely the publicity they were seeking — by getting themselves arrested.<p>Fine. But don’t …

Opinion

Coverage of Iran Protests Misleadingly Illustrated With Photos of MEK Demos

<i>by Adam Johnson</i><p>When it comes to covering protests in other countries, it seems any vague picture of brown people protesting can stand in for those …

Iran

Exclusive sneak preview of David Frum’s new book Trumpocracy

“Democracy is a work in progress. So is democracy’s undoing.” So begins Canadian-American political analyst David Frum’s new book <i>Trumpocracy: The</i> …

Occupy Wall Street

What Michelangelo’s David can teach us about radical politics

Adorno is known for his "negativistic" approach to social criticism. The rough idea is that the social critic need not (always) come up with a …

Philosophy

America’s student debt crisis 'is worse than we thought'

• <b>A new Brookings Institution report projects substantially worst student loan defaults than previous estimates.</b>• <b><br>The report predicts as much as 40% of students could be in default by 2030.</b>• <b><br>There are $1.4 trillion in US student loans outstanding, making it the second biggest source of household debt</b> …

HBCUs

Russia & Iran’s Temporary Marriage: Staying Together for Global Domination

<b>Bottom Line:</b> <b>Russia and Iran have forged a strategic symbiotic relationship anchored in economic, defense and energy cooperation. But as the Trump</b> …

Iran

Benjamin Netanyahu's visit to India: Despite country's UN vote on Jerusalem, ties with Israel will remain strong - Firstpost

Israeli leader Benjamin Netanyahu's six-day visit to India from 14 January – the second by an Israeli prime minister in 12 years – comes at a time …

Israel

Inside the Fight to Keep Liverpool's Punk Scene Alive

It's a far cry from the Beatles.<p>“The punk scene is probably the only scene in Liverpool,” said Ollie Fontaine, drummer for a pop-punk group called …

Occupy Wall Street

Diversity Is a Top Priority for a New Wave of Comics Publishers

In awkward stutter step, corporate comics have attempted to get woke in recent years. The Big Two publishers, Disney-owned Marvel and Time …

Entertainment

A critic taken with Lithgow’s ‘Stories by Heart’ lists 10 other favorite solo shows

NEW YORK — In the delightful “John Lithgow: Stories by Heart,” an actor known for great intelligence and range devotes two hours on a Broadway stage to advancing that reputation. Enacting with consummate skill and physical grace a pair of short stories by Ring Lardner and P.G. Wodehouse, Lithgow …

John Lithgow

Just as Trump Cheered Iran Protests, the Supreme Leader Once Cheered Occupy Wall Street

It’s so easy and so wrong to judge social movements from afar. The protests in Iran were important, but not in the ways that those thousands of miles …

Occupy Wall Street

Protest + Survive

Sadly, it would appear that exhibiting graphic design has never really been a priority for the Design Museum – apart from a few superstar designers' …

Graphic Design

From bloomers to Golden Globes red carpet, a brief look at the history of protest fashion - Firstpost

You may be forgiven for mistaking it for an elitist gesture. Or, on the other hand, for being completely on board with it. The all-black dress code …

Black Lives Matter

A new study says much of the rise in inequality is an illusion. Should you believe it?

Everyone agrees inequality grew. The question is how much.<p>Few economics findings have penetrated the public consciousness in recent years as much as this one: Income inequality has exploded in recent decades, and the top 1 percent in particular have made out like bandits.<p>Economists Emmanuel Saez of …

Social Justice

Greta Gerwig, Aaron Sorkin: Hollywood Must Change

Frank Bruni, a Times Op-Ed columnist, hosted an online conversation with Greta Gerwig, the writer and director of “Lady Bird” (winner of two Golden Globe Awards, one for best motion picture, musical or comedy), and Aaron Sorkin, the writer and director of “Molly’s Game” (a Globe nominee for best …

Opinion