Social change movements, engaged communities and special-interest groups.
The song became a viral phenomenon that has circled the globe — from Chile to Turkey, from Mexico to New York City. It’s far from a bit of pop confection, however: “The Rapist in Your Path” is a full-throated cri de couer that names the state, the police, and the man on the street as […]> Read More
The future of the American electoral system may pivot on the fraught relationship between a right-wing father and his radical daughter. Stephanie Hofeller became famous last year after discovering a trove of files on her late father’s hard drives detailing his activism in right-wing gerrymandering and efforts to influence the U.S. Census. Thomas Hofeller, a […]> Read More
After a Mooresville, North Carolina, teenager was diagnosed with thyroid cancer, her mom realized that the child’s case was not unique to her home town. So Susan Wind began collecting data, and, using her knowledge of geographic-information software, she plotted out thyroid cancer cases on a map. What she discovered — an apparent cluster of thyroid […]> Read More
Leaders of one of the world’s biggest environmental organizations were aware of ongoing human-rights abuses committed by their anti-poaching officers in Africa, according to an investigation by Buzzfeed News. Instantly recognizable for its iconic panda-bear logo, the World Wide Fund for Nature — known as the World Wildlife Fund in the United States — has […]> Read More
Members of the Peacock Generation, a satirical performance troupe in Myanmar, face ongoing repression for staging politically offensive comedy. Using a traditional comic form called thangyat, members of the troupe made a target of Myanmar’s thin-skinned military — the Tatmadaw. Bans and censorship Thangyat, which mixes poetry, dance, and music, has at times been permitted […]> Read More
What do luxury designers Max Mara, Carolina Herrera, Christian Dior and Louis Vuitton all have in common? They have all been accused of plagiarism — or, more specifically, cultural appropriation of intricate designs that have emerged from indigenous cultures in Mexico, Laos, Thailand, Africa, Romania and elsewhere. Fashion and its discontents Indigenous groups across the […]> Read More