On Drugs and Harm Reduction with Maia Szalavitz
Author of Undoing Drugs and NYT columnist Szalavitz talks history, science, media shifts, politics, and how the US might mitigate its overdose crisis.
Intentional Unhoused Communities in Berkeley
Intentional communities provide opportunities for unhoused residents, but they also draw institutional criticism.
My Name is Meth
Drugs, drug-themed poetry, and more drugs in the American Prison Newspapers collection.
The Power of the Intersectional Protest Image
In an age of hashtag activism and partisan news, social media offers possibilities for intersectional movements to reimagine images of Black protest.
Noam Chomsky: There’s Reason for Hope
The celebrated linguist and scholar on his new book on global climate change, the mediated reality of Fox News, and the economics of the Green New Deal.
The Latent Racism of the Better Homes in America Program
How Better Homes in America—a collaboration between Herbert Hoover and the editor of a conservative women’s magazine—promoted idealized whiteness.
Rachel Carson’s Lasting Legacy
On this day in 1907, Rachel Carson—one of the greatest ecologists and nature writers of our time—was born.
Tesla Motors and the ‘Great American Jobs Scam’
Electric car maker Tesla Motors announced it would build a huge battery factory in Nevada. What does research tell us about tax subsidies?