Elaine Brown was the first and only woman to lead the male-dominated Black Panther Party. She looks back on Jean Seberg, COINTELPRO, and internal divisions within the organization.
On the delightfully weird history of Lifetime movies, and how the network has changed over the last 25 years.
Why the shutdown of myRedBook.com—a Bay Area site that catered to sex workers and their clients—actually made sex workers less safe.
For reasons that no one can quite explain, a wealthy white New Orleans man has spent the last fifteen years and more than $8 million of his personal fortune building the first museum in America dedicated to telling the story of slavery.
A conversation with literary agent Chris Parris-Lamb about the state of the publishing industry and the problem with NaNoWriMo: "I frankly think that initiatives like National Novel Writing Month are insulting to real writers. We don’t have a National Heart Surgery Month, do we?"
Hallucinogenic ayahuasca tea has long played a religious role in Brazil, but did it also contribute to the brutal death of a celebrated Brazilian artist?
"Bear with me as I describe my own fandom of Kelly Link."
Our favorite stories of the week, featuring Guardian US, Mother Jones, GQ, the Wichita Eagle, and Deadspin.
Meet the man who wrote and then disowned The Anarchist Cookbook.
Canada used to be the safest place for a war deserter to go, but for the AWOL U.S. soldiers who lost faith in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, it's where they are most at risk.