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Week in (Mis)communication

News, Feb 14 2019

by Roxanne Barnes, Alina Kulman & Theia Flynn

LMS for Salvation Pope Francis wants you to know he’s not a regular pope, he’s a cool pope. With the recent …

Striking a Deal

LA teachers push for a more equitable public school system

News, Feb 14 2019

by Bilal Memon & Kanha Prasad

Standing on the front steps of LA City Hall, Alex Caputo-Pearl, president of the United Teachers Los Angeles (UTLA), shouted into …

Week in Closing Time

News, Feb 08 2019

by Grace Keefe & Wen Zhuang

Going O’Naturel Imagine this: a spacious, vibrant dining hall fills with an ensemble of chattering individuals in minimal dress. The guests, …

Misreadings and Misgivings

Understanding the Venezuelan presidential crisis

News, Feb 08 2019

by Oriana Van Praag

It was a sight to behold. On January 23, hundreds of thousands of Venezuelans took to the streets to denounce the …

State of Affairs

Protests build momentum in Sudan and France

News, Feb 01 2019

by Jacob Alabab-Moser & Jessica Bram Murphy

Media outlets largely focus on specific moments in time, framing events as singular instances while often ignoring their historical and political …

Week in Digital Drama

News, Feb 01 2019

by Ben Bienstock, Sarah Clapp, Maria Gerdyman, Annabelle Chace & Theia Flynn

"Facebook gains nothing from this meme" If you haven’t deactivated your social media accounts out of fear of breaches in privacy, …

Week in Compassionate Capitalism

News, Dec 07 2018

by Ben Bienstock, Sarah Clapp & Caroline Ribet

STEM or: HOW GIRL SCOUTS LEARNED TO STOP WORRYING AND LOVE THE BOMB content warning: military violence At last month’s Macy’s …

Chinga las Armas

SOA, Plan Merida, and how the US funds gun violence in Mexico

News, Dec 07 2018

by Leslie Benavides

December 10 marks the 12th year anniversary of the War on Drugs in Mexico. As of November 2018, 250,000 people are …

Week in Double Deals

News, Nov 16 2018

by Roxanne Barnes & Mia Pattillo

Flushing the Swamp Never in the history of electoral politics has the accusation “My opponent is full of shit” been used …

Tough Love

I came around to Angela Merkel. Now she´s on her way out.

News, Nov 16 2018

by Allison Meakem

Germany’s historically early exit from the World Cup this year wasn’t the summer’s only national tragedy. Almost immediately following the Nationalelf’s …

The Children Who Leave and the Burden They Carry

Professor, activist, and journalist Irma Alicia Velásquez Nimatuj on her commitment to justice and fighting for Indigenous communities in Guatemala

News, Nov 09 2018

by Jessica Murphy

content warning: state violence, racism “They leave because they want to break the curse that steals their dreams the moment they …

Week in Puppets

News, Nov 09 2018

by Ella Comberg, Alina Kulman & Liby Hays

DANCE LIKE NOBODY'S WATCHING “This is interpretive dance—also known as Mooch Moves—for my time in the White House.” Last Monday, the …

Beyond the Candidates

An independent midterms rundown

News, Nov 09 2018

by Mara Dolan, Lucas Smolcic Larson & Paula Pacheco Soto

Here we thread together national stories, revealed not through House or Senate races, but through ballot measures and referendums, speaking to …

Week in Subcultures

News, Oct 26 2018

by Ben Bienstock, Sarah Clapp & Liby Hays

POW! WHAM! CHOMP? Let this serve as a lesson to all New England exotic pet owners and comic book lovers: you …

Impossible Justice

Interview with Liz Sly, Washington Post ... reporter on the Middle East

News, Oct 26 2018

by Ivy Scott

content warning: war, murder, sexual violence Liz Sly is the Washington Post’s bureau chief in Beirut, Lebanon, a position she has …

Week in Stunts

News, Oct 19 2018

by Sara Van Horn, Matthew Mellea & Liby Hays

ACCIDENTAL ALTERCATIONS In a dramatic reveal last Wednesday, Rhode Island’s very own Joe Trillo acknowledged that yes, okay, he may have …

The Face of Fascism

Brazil’s presidential election heads for disaster

News, Oct 19 2018

by Gabriela Naigeborin

content warning: political violence, racism, classism, misogyny, sexual violence, homophobia, transphobia, death, torture Public statements made by Jair Messias Bolsonaro, the …

Yankees Go Home

US approaches to the Venezuelan crisis

News, Oct 05 2018

by Maya Dayan

“America stands with every person living under a brutal regime,” claimed President Trump in his proclamation declaring National Hispanic Heritage Month …

Week In Denmark

News, Oct 05 2018

by Sarah Clapp, Julia Rock & Liby Hays

BRICK BY BRICK Conservationists keen on toy block reconstructions of Death Stars and Taj Mahals can finally rejoice: Lego is ditching …

Week In Running

News, Sep 28 2018

by Harry August, Ella Comberg & Lucien Turczan-Lipets

Uptown Rats, Not So Whitebread World Billy Joel pointed out that the differences between the girls of the Upper East Side …

Judge, Jury, and Executioner

Life and Death in Nebraska

News, Sep 28 2018

by Julian Fox

cw: graphic depictions of death, racial violence On the night of September 1, 1994, local news anchors Loretta Caroll and John …

Keeping Families Together (In Detention)

A "new" Flores Settlement and the move from family separation to family imprisonment

News, Sep 24 2018

by Paula Pacheco Soto

The names and biographical information stated below have been altered to protect the identities of the children and their mothers who …

Week in Shiny Objects

News, Sep 24 2018

by Roxanne Barnes, Sara Van Horn & Liby Hays

Somewhere Under the Rainbow Just over 13 years ago, a pair of iconic ruby slippers from the Wizard of Oz was …

Week in Failed Businesses

News, Sep 15 2018

by Ben Bienstock & Sara van Horn

BLUE AT ONE TIME, GREEN AT ANOTHER This past week, more than 11,000 tourists visited Walden Pond in Concord, Massachusetts, home …

“Private” Violence, Public Concern

Jeff Sessions’ Disregard for Decades of Women’s and Migrants’ Rights Activism

News, Sep 15 2018

by Erin West

“Generally, claims by aliens pertaining to domestic violence or gang violence perpetrated by non-governmental actors will not qualify for asylum.” In …

Private Eyes

Cambridge Analytica and the new frontier of internet privacy

News, Apr 20 2018

by Marly Toledano

This past month, Cambridge Analytica has made its way into our consciousness and, for those of us unfortunate enough to be …

Week in Unrequited Love

News, Apr 20 2018

by Sara Van Horn, Mariela Pichardo & Emma Kofman

Say No to Marriage According to relationship guru magazine, Cosmopolitan, one in four women will turn down a marriage proposal in …

Behind the Braids

Students, farmworkers, and the Fair Food Program

News, Apr 12 2018

by Natalie Lerner

During spring of 2015, my first year at Brown, I participated in a campus-wide movement called #MoneyTalksAtBrown. This student-organized march and …

Week in Hot Takes

News, Apr 12 2018

by Jack Brook, Marly Toledano & Lucas Smolcic Larson

With Flying Colors When Nick Burchill arrived at Victoria’s Fairmont Empress hotel in April, 2001, he was carrying a suitcase full …

Strike While the Iron is Hot

The Oklahoma Education Association and the fight for a livable wage

News, Apr 06 2018

by Kion You

On Monday, April 2, an estimated 30,000 Oklahoma public school teachers converged on the Oklahoma Capitol, coinciding with a walkout that …

Week in Facebook

News, Apr 06 2018

by Julia Rock & Graham Straus

Analog Apology Much to the surprise of everyone, Mark Zuckerberg apologized to humanity last week for the harm he has caused …

Who is Deemed Worthy

How America has delegitimized Black youth activism

News, Mar 23 2018

by Mia Pattillo

On February 20, nearly a week after the Parkland High School shooting, 100 students from the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School …

Week in Messy Politics

News, Mar 23 2018

by Julia Rock, Julia Petrini & Will Weatherly

Revolutionary Criminals People who work for the government in Rhode Island aren’t the best at playing by the rules. In the …

Walking Out

The West Virginia teachers strike and the future of American labor

News, Mar 15 2018

by Jane Argodale

On February 22, 35,000 teachers in all 55 West Virginia counties walked out on their jobs, shutting down public schools statewide …

Week in Growing Industries

News, Mar 15 2018

by Soraya Ferdman & Marly Toledano

Reasons to Lyft After a long Saturday night and a few too many tequila shots, sometimes the only thing the uninhibited …

Head-to-Toe in All American

USCIS, the Olympics, and the paradigm of the exemplary immigrant

News, Mar 09 2018

by Wen Zhuang

A clear voice amid the static: “I will be rewarded. I worked my hardest and I will be rewarded.” The pronouncement …

Week in Strange Competition

News, Mar 09 2018

by Sarah Van Horn, Sydney Anderson & Eve Zelickson

Fighting for Fitness When it comes to national security threats, you’ve heard of North Korea, you’ve heard of Russia’s troll farms, …

The Hand that Feeds You

Columbia graduate workers give a lesson in labor

News, Mar 02 2018

by Will Weatherly

content warning: sexual harassment On February 1, a group of graduate workers and faculty at Columbia University gathered in front of …

Week in Unwanted Commodities

News, Mar 02 2018

by Harry August, Paige Parsons & Mara Dolan

Repent, Reuse, Recycle “For dust thou art, and unto dust shalt thou return.” This is the Genesis verse heard around the …

Dear Indy...

News, Feb 16 2018

by WW

How do I escape the abyss of gay loneliness? Does anyone anywhere find queer love? I am answering your question first, …