“How a reclusive woman’s past in suburban D.C. sparked a true-crime sensation in Brazil—and a national reckoning over the status of household servants.”
“Jordan Neely’s killer and the racist violence at the heart of the American imperial project.”
“When the very presence of unhoused people on the Chicago Transit Authority is considered a public safety concern, who is the public, and what are we keeping them safe from?”
“Meet the rednecks running a mutual aid auto repair shop in Alabama.”
“A century after ‘Battleship Potemkin,’ portraying class conflict on screen seems less black-and-white, and not just because we’ve invented color photography.”
“Restoring the term “burnout” to its roots in landlord arson puts the dispossession of poor city dwellers at its center.”
An impassioned essay on ways anti-smoking legislation is, and always has been, about social control — bans that target and dehumanize the poor in the name of public health.