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Into the Vortex: An Interview with Paul Killebrew

Travis Nichols | Posted 01.23.2014 | Books
Travis Nichols

Once you read Paul Killebrew's meditative, funny, and often strikingly lyrical work, it is very hard to stop thinking about it. With so much forgettable poetry in the world, this memorable strangeness is a minor miracle.

Champion Character

Rory Vaden | Posted 11.12.2013 | Healthy Living
Rory Vaden

Consistent confidence isn't based on fickle forces or worldly circumstances, it is grounded in knowing that -- in any situation -- you will deliver everything you have. That is why the champion always performs, always executes and why he ultimately, always wins.

The Third Energy Revolution

Ishan Puri | Posted 10.09.2013 | College
Ishan Puri

Whether it is firing synapses, moving cranes, or powering our homes, we run on energy. And our dependency is growing: 7,000,000,000 humans with an annual growth rate of more than 1 percent translates to one more person on Earth every 13 seconds.

Trayvon, Morsi and B.S.

Sherman A. Jackson | Posted 09.21.2013 | Religion
Sherman A. Jackson

The whole point of providing reasons to justify privilege is to raise it beyond critique, take it out of the realm of politics and place it in the realm of nature, where it can be seen as normal, "nobody's fault," as natural as morning dew or death.

The Media Does Us No Good By Focusing on Zimmerman

Sean McElwee | Posted 09.16.2013 | Black Voices
Sean McElwee

It's time for our nation to move past talking about a single trial and start talking about systematic racism, but when the Roman empire was crumbling, the people were delighted by bread and circuses.

Scenes From a Comedy Class

Oren Mendez | Posted 09.09.2013 | Comedy
Oren Mendez

Considering myself a comedy writer, I decided it couldn't hurt to at least see how this magical class could tap into anyone's inner comedian, and turn him into a pro.

WATCH: 3-D Printers Debut At Library's Public 'Maker Space'

Posted 07.09.2013 | Chicago

Chicago's first free and publicly accessible "maker lab" is already off and 3-D printing following its Monday opening at the Harold Washington Library...

America Owes African-Americans More

Chris Williams | Posted 09.02.2013 | Black Voices
Chris Williams

Last week, the Supreme Court participated in one of the most egregious forms of judicial activism in our country's history by striking down Section 4 of the Voting Rights Act.

America's Class War: A Dispatch From the Front

Lee A. Saunders | Posted 08.19.2013 | Politics
Lee A. Saunders

Once again, the facts speak for themselves: Unions are the first and last line of defense for America's workers.

My First Gotham Writing Class

Katie DiBenedetto | Posted 08.17.2013 | Books
Katie DiBenedetto

I no longer have my school newspaper or club basketball team to meet new people and enjoy my hobbies. So, I decided to take a writing class in NYC.

Segregated Education in Desegregated Schools: Why We Should Eliminate "Tracking" With "Gifted and Talented" for All

Alan A. Aja | Posted 08.17.2013 | Black Voices
Alan A. Aja

While more students generally attend racially and economically diverse schools, it is no secret that our schools are anything but unitary.

Social Class and the College Choices of High School Valedictorians

Lisa Wade | Posted 07.16.2013 | College
Lisa Wade

For the parents out there, it's a good idea to push past our own comfort zones when thinking about what might be possible for our kids.

When Classes Collide: Workers and Guests at High End Hotels

Lisa Wade | Posted 06.24.2013 | Travel
Lisa Wade

Rachel Sherman's new book, Class Acts: Service and Inequality in Luxury Hotels observes that workers and guests often minimize class differences between them, even by enacting relationships strongly structured by their relative privilege.

Don't Want to Be the Model Minority for the American Dream

Erika L. Sánchez | Posted 06.16.2013 | Latino Voices
Erika L. Sánchez

I don't want to be anyone's token Mexican. I was lucky that pieces of my life were aligned in such a way that I was able to pursue my goals. Success doesn't just happen -- it's a delicate recipe that requires certain ingredients to work. You can't overcome the system when you're not a part of it.

Angela Davis, Education and the Meaning of Freedom

Henry A. Giroux | Posted 06.10.2013 | Politics
Henry A. Giroux

We have a lot to learn from her work, her struggles over the last few decades, her humility and bristling intelligence, and her insistence that pedagogy is the formative basis of not just dissent, but collective struggle.

The Rich Are Differently Moral

Matthew Hutson | Posted 06.02.2013 | Science
Matthew Hutson

New research shows that upper-class people have less empathy than lower-class people, but that sometimes this can lead them to do the most good for the most people when their bleeding-heart compatriots won't.

Marriage Equality And The New American Caste System

Sean Santiago | Posted 05.25.2013 | Gay Voices
Sean Santiago

As a young gay male looking for LGBT success stories in the media, I have to wonder if the success of Chris Hughes and Sean Eldridge is really a victory for a collective "us." My fear is that the media will exploit their story as something more representative of LGBT issues than it really is.

An 'Unpremeditated Cultural Clash'

Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington | Posted 05.20.2013 | Arts
Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington

Knock Out Film Debut from MTO: "FL: Unpremeditated Movie" A brand new homemade documentary film by French street artist MTO shows off his aerosol and...

The Illusion of Need-Blind Admission

The Brown Daily Herald | Posted 05.13.2013 | College
The Brown Daily Herald

According to the Admission Office, officers do not have access to financial aid materials for applicants, so they do not have explicit information concerning an applicant's financial situation. Too bad this system can only work in theory.

Class Privilege and Parental Leave

Lisa Wade | Posted 04.10.2013 | Parents
Lisa Wade

Without state support for early parenting, being present in those precious early months is a class-based privilege, one that ultimately exacerbates the very class disadvantage that creates unequal access to the luxury of parenting in the first place.

Let's Talk About Class

The European Magazine | Posted 04.09.2013 | World
The European Magazine

America likes to talk about race, but not about class.

Race and Class After the Election: Talking With LGBT Activist Urvashi Vaid

Christopher Carbone | Posted 02.19.2013 | Gay Voices
Christopher Carbone

Like many LGBT Americans, longtime activist Urvashi Vaid woke up on Nov. 7 with a smile on her face. Vaid, the former executive director of the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, spoke with me about the class and race-based issues that get left out of mainstream conversations.

Dems Must Add Class Issues to Story of Election

Ira Chernus | Posted 01.13.2013 | Politics
Ira Chernus

It's always been taboo in America to talk about class. The Democrats are just beginning to talk about the divide between the rich and the rest of us. It's another big step to talk about the differences between those above and below the median income.

Affirmative Action: Race vs. Class

Allessandra Bradley-Burns | Posted 12.15.2012 | Politics
Allessandra Bradley-Burns

Affirmative Action is not only made to change the make up of who gets invited, it is most powerful in its ability to change the lens through which we look at one another.

ReThink Review: Wuthering Heights - Modernized Classic

Jonathan Kim | Posted 12.05.2012 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

Oscar-winner Andrea Arnold has pulled off something very special with her adaptation of Emily Brontë's literary classic Wuthering Heights -- she's made a story that's over 150 years old feel modern without modernizing it.