How Jane Jacobs took on the planners—and how her legacy is at risk.
As the political class in Washington, D.C., struggles to carve a path of resistance to the incoming Trump administration, artists are leading the way. Institutional players in liberal politics should pay attention.
Where Bruce comes from, and how he got here.
New film captures playwright’s iconic family drama about race, community, and baseball
A new movie about the landmark Supreme Court ruling that legalized interracial marriage resonates today in the wake of Obergefell v. Hodges.
What did the era amount to? One thing is certain: It wasn’t a revolution.
Two new books about the late 1960s provide grist for thinking about political turbulence today.
The late pop star eschewed tax-dodging chicanery and will still leave a sizable fortune to his heirs—as well as to the taxpayers who helped him succeed.
The winners and losers of globalization. Must it be this way?
America still hasn’t adjusted to family realities in the 21st century. Here’s what needs to be done and why we need to do it.
If the new proletariat starts identifying as a class, it could transform politics.
A new book by Michael Cohen brings back the pivotal presidential election of 1968, which first revealed the fault lines that still define American politics today.
The mass folly of mass incarceration and the road back to sane prison policy.
A new history deepens our understanding of the origins of the gay rights movement and the transformation it has brought about.
For Ted Kennedy, political leadership meant moving public opinion—not chasing after an elusive center.