"Black Panther" and the Invention of "Africa"
The film's hero and antagonist represent dueling responses to five centuries of African exploitation at the hands of the West.
The New Yorker
For People of Color, Banks are Shutting the Door to Homeownership
Reveal’s analysis of mortgage data found evidence of modern-day redlining in 61 metro areas across the country.
The U.S. has long supplied the world with AR-15 rifles. But only when we see its grim effects at home do politicians call for restricting its sale.
The New Inquiry
The Dangerous Economics of Racial Resentment During World War II
White farmers, threatened by Japanese-Americans' success, played a critical role in the creation of internment camps.
How Does Trump Stack Up Against the Best — and Worst — Presidents?
How scholars of politics rate the presidents — including the current one.
New York Times
Somewhere in Between
The rise and fall of Clintonism.
The Hamburger: An American Lyric
How hamburgers became a staple of the American diet.
The Paris Review
When Nina Simone Sang What Everyone Was Thinking
“Mississippi Goddam” was an angry response to tragedy, in show tune form.
Gun Anarchy and the Unfree State
The real history of the Second Amendment.
Sex, Pong, And Pioneers
What Atari was really like, according to the women that were there.
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