Stars are increasingly using Hollywood awards podiums as sites of protest, but few of them are men, and even fewer are white men.
A History of American Protest Music: Which Side Are You On?
Just as we were in the 1930s and ’60s, America is suffering a moral crisis. We have to decide which side we are on: hate and exclusion, or justice, inclusion, and democracy?
How the Not Knowing is the Hardest Part
The last time she saw her husband, he was being interrogated by Syrian government officials.
Is Journalism a Form of Activism?
It’s time to take another look at the definition of activism and where journalism fits in.
The NFL Has Pimped Its Players for Too Long
The disturbing parallels between professional football and the business of pimping
A personal essay in which Susan Sheu considers her estrangement from her conservative mom, who tried to teach her to stand up and be heard in a male-dominated world — but not to be too unladylike about it.
Jemele Hill Was Doing Her Job
ESPN Sportscenter host Jemele Hill has been suspended for two weeks for simply doing what she was hired to do: provide commentary on the news.
The Silent Prayer That Derailed Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf’s NBA Career
After converting to Islam in the ’90s, the point guard began to pray during the national anthem. He was soon traded.
Zadie Smith Takes on Black Pain With a Light Touch
At Harper’s, Smith doesn’t really feel like she is engaging in her subject matter with much care or heart.
Five Questions for an Actor in the Ensemble of ‘Julius Caesar’
It was job of the ensemble to be the voice of the people. Then actual protestors rushed the stage.