“I strongly lay claim to imagination, because to us Black women for a long time the possibility of imagination had been negated.”
Italy’s past, present, and future are no less marked by race than any other former colonial power. Acknowledging that is only the beginning.
Declaring water a human right is easy. But to actually secure that right, the best method—surprisingly—is bureaucratic sleights of hand.
Woolf’s spin on the genre of children’s fiction about animals is valuable because of its comedy, not despite it.
In this parodic installment of Shoptalk, we salute the year of conferences that have tried to be.
Yaa Gyasi’s new novel meditates on the problems we try to solve with science, with faith, and with love.
Both violent surveillance and disease risk were integral to Atlantic slavery. That same war against Black people continues today.
We can begin where we live, because our neighbors and neighborhoods shape us in ways that are invisible but invigorating.
COVID-19 is the first truly comprehensive crisis of the Anthropocene era, affecting virtually everyone on the planet.
If factory farming is the source of pathogens like SARS-CoV-2, could smaller-scale farms and communities—even in China—be the safest alternative?
In segregated neighborhoods throughout New York, memorials to those claimed by COVID-19 have appeared and evolved.
Withholding accurate information obscures both the impact of the pandemic on the most vulnerable and the resurgence of institutional violence.
Across the political spectrum, people deny how bad the state of the world is. No wonder the far right’s lies have such purchase.
Housing-justice movements ask: How can unhoused people be considered trespassers on state-owned land?
Houses without people, people without homes: New York has invested in empty storefronts and empty districts, even as most New Yorkers suffer.
Today—as in 1968—it remains to be seen if McDonald’s pivot toward racial justice will mean anything for how it treats its scores of Black workers.
Occupy Wall Street’s great achievement was to briefly create a community that prefigured a robust democratic culture.
When employers fail to provide PPE, testing, sick pay, or job protection, the message is clear: Latinx laborers are “not us.”
The inconvenient truth of police history in the United States is that police departments were not designed to keep a generic public safe.
Before 2020, the relationship that is the body was already ailing. COVID-19 heightens the need to heal it.