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World Oct 19Women in India are also saying #MeToo
"Like most Indian women, I am not safe. I cannot walk where I want. I cannot wear what I want. Not unless I'm 'asking for it'... #MeToo."…
Arts Oct 17‘How do I know she’s being forced?’: New exhibit reveals the dark underbelly of human trafficking
The startling exhibit in Washington D.C. reveals how labor and sex trafficking is alive and well in the U.S. and around the world.
Poetry Oct 16This poem shows what sexual abuse looks like
“From One / who says, ‘Don’t cry. You’ll like it after a while,’” she writes. “And Two who tells you thank you / after the fact and can’t look at your face.”…
Arts Oct 12How Harvey Weinstein came to the rescue of other alleged abusers in Hollywood
Long before Harvey Weinstein was fired over accusations of sexual misconduct and assault, the Hollywood starmaker found time to defend big-name directors accused of sexual abuse.
Arts Oct 11Why MacArthur ‘genius’ Viet Thanh Nguyen says writers should make people uncomfortable
Nguyen was chosen for his writing "challenging popular depictions of the Vietnam War and exploring the myriad ways that war lives on," the foundation said.
Nation Oct 05How treating opioids with more opioids has divided the recovery community
In this Florida county, some believe medication is the only thing that can stop the opioids deaths. Others say a life on medication isn't a life at all.
Arts Sep 293 books you need to read to understand the Civil War
Ron Chernow, acclaimed biographer of "Hamilton" as well as Ulysses S. Grant, recommends three books to read to understand the Civil War and its legacies.
Poetry Sep 25How the irreverent poetry of the ’60s helped spawn punk music
A new book traces how innovators of punk music interacted with New York School poets such as Ted Berrigan and Anne Waldman.
Arts Sep 22These provocative posters will make you think differently about ‘We the People’
Graphic designers reimagine a U.S. Constitution that acknowledges the American slave trade and mistreatment of Native Americans.
Poetry Sep 18Why U.S. Virgin Islanders feel there’s no place they belong
Hurricane Irma devastated the U.S. Virgin Islands, leveling homes, knocking out power, and turning the landscape into a “battered wasteland” where some say media coverage was minimal and help was late to arrive. Now, the islands are under…