Columbia Grad Students Are Close to Victory—But Some Issues Remain Unresolved
The largest labor action in the country has the potential to transform higher education.
Arielle Isack December 24, 2021
AIPAC’s New PACs Signal a Strategic Shift
Washington’s flagship Israel lobby is turning to a more explicit fundraising model.
Alex Kane December 22, 2021
An Archive of the Present
A conversation with scholar Gil Z. Hochberg about the limits and potential of the archive
Hazem Fahmy December 17, 2021
The Origins of the Ukraine Crisis
A guide for the perplexed
David Klion December 10, 2021
Middle East Studies Association Votes to Consider Endorsing BDS
An endorsement of the BDS movement would be another indicator of just how much Israel’s apartheid system disquiets academia in the US.
Alex Kane December 9, 2021
The Bard of Ambivalence
A playlist for Stephen Sondheim, 1930-2021
Max Freedman December 3, 2021
The Gaps in Our Stories
A conversation with Israeli cartoonist Rutu Modan on her new graphic novel, Tunnels.
Abraham Riesman December 2, 2021
Outside the Text
Sylvère Lotringer, who died last week, brought together French theorists, punk writers, and political insurrectionists through the avant-garde press Semiotext(e).
James Duesterberg November 19, 2021
The Right to Boycott Is Under Attack
The director of the new documentary Boycott discusses the high stakes of the legal fight against anti-BDS legislation.
Mari Cohen November 18, 2021
Will Politico’s New Owner Allow Criticism of Israel?
German media giant Axel Springer demands that its employees support Israel, capitalism, and NATO.
David Klion November 12, 2021
The Right’s War on “Wokeness” in Virginia
Progressives can’t afford to avoid the new culture war.
David Klion November 5, 2021
Can Minneapolis Reimagine Policing?
A proposed new department would include professionals like mental health workers alongside cops.
Nathan Goldman October 29, 2021
The Politics of “Jewface”
Sarah Silverman has come out against the casting of non-Jews in Jewish roles—a stance with a fraught racial history bound up with the legacy of blackface.
Rebecca Pierce October 22, 2021
“They Want To Kick Us Out of This Land”
An interview with journalist and activist Basil al-Adraa about covering settler violence
Mari Cohen October 15, 2021
Manchin and Sinema’s Dying Brand of Centrism
The Senate moderates may weaken Biden’s agenda, but they can’t stop the left’s takeover of the Democratic Party.
David Klion October 8, 2021
When Prison Guards Refuse Vaccines
A dispatch from an incarcerated person in Pennsylvania on the risks unvaccinated guards pose to prisoners.
Mari Cohen and Stephen Wilson October 1, 2021
Does Everybody Really Hate the Jews?
Unpacking the suspect framing of a new survey on campus antisemitism.
Mari Cohen September 24, 2021
Spencer Ackerman
Mainlining Fear and Hatred
An interview with Spencer Ackerman, author of Reign of Terror.
David Klion September 17, 2021
Michael Shulan
What the 9/11 Museum Could Have Been
Michael Shulan, the museum’s former creative director, on the 20-year legacy of the attacks and his unrealized vision.
David Klion September 10, 2021
San Antonio abortion protest
“Funding Abortion Is a Radical Act of Compassion”
An abortion fund worker in Texas on how their efforts will shift now that the state has effectively banned abortion after six weeks
Arielle Swernoff September 2, 2021
Britain’s Labour Antisemitism Controversy, Revisited
An interview with British socialist historian David Renton on lessons from Jeremy Corbyn’s tenure as Labour leader.
Shane Burley August 27, 2021
Kabul evacuation
“No One Wants to Listen to the Afghan People”
A conversation with scholar Mejgan Massoumi on how Afghans have experienced the war between the United States and the Taliban.
Marya Hannun August 20, 2021
Sicily Wildfires
“There’s Plenty of Suffering that Can Be Prevented”
Climate journalist Kate Aronoff on how to process the UN climate report.
David Klion August 13, 2021
Nina Turner and Bernie Sanders
Lessons From Defeat
Reporter Daniel Marans on Nina Turner’s loss, the role of Jewish organizing and the Israel lobby, and what it all means for the left.
David Klion August 6, 2021
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