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May 2017


Professor Carnage

Dave Grossman teaches police officers to think like "warriors." But is the rise of a militarized mindset turning black citizens into targets?

Divided We Fall

The Founders knew that economic inequality would destroy America's democracy. So why can't the Constitution save us?

The Fire Last Time

An elite police squad was supposed to clean up the streets of 1970s Detroit. Instead, it terrorized African Americans, and turned the city into a battleground.

Up Front


I Love Dick’s Drama of Liberating Obsession

Jill Soloway’s new show explores the tangled lives of women in the desert.

The United States of Work

Employers exercise vast control over our lives, even when we're not on the job. How did our bosses gain power that the government itself doesn't hold?


Football in the Bakken Oil Fields

After engineers unlocked vast oil reserves in North Dakota, a small town fielded its first football team in almost 30 years.


[but how long into the apocalypse could you go before having to kill some white dude?]: A Poem