One School’s Missing History

In Pitts’s case, the history of the Kansas Technical Institute is just the beginning of a tale that led to Topeka Correctional, the school-to-prison pipeline, a community’s loss, and a distinctly unnerving world.

September 28, 2023

Amanda's tiny house being sealed

Review: The Girls’ Guide To Off Grid Living by Amanda Kovattana

Amanda Kovattana is a fascinating woman, someone who has lived a truly extraordinary life by consistently choosing to live it on her own terms.

September 28, 2023

Luddite Leader

Brian Merchant’s “Blood In the Machine”

Luddites are not – and have never been – anti-technology. Rather, they are pro-human, and see production as a means to an end: broadly shared prosperity.

September 27, 2023

We Read We Lead

Contested development imaginaries: Hindutva and the co-optation of ‘decolonisation’

As the Indian state uses its turn leading the G20 to position itself as a global development leader and representative of the Global South, we focus specifically on the ways in which these development imaginaries are being addressed in India.

September 27, 2023

rusty car

Can modernity last?

We will likely shed more than a few tears at modernity’s passing, and that’s understandable. But joy awaits as well.

September 27, 2023

Occupy Wall Street 2011

How ideology can help (or hurt) movements trying to build power

We need something else that can speak to working-class people across race and region. The Democrats aren’t going to do it. We need to be out there trying to win people over, not to win the left over.

September 26, 2023

Mela flag

The Ladakhi story in a grain

In the coming together of the multiple spokes of the wheel of Ladakhi culture, I found hope. Hope, seeing people still carrying remnants of a past they will not allow the death of.

September 26, 2023

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