Terry Galloway talks about how she decided to get a surgery that could potentially restore the hearing she lost when she was a child.
18 posts from January 2011
The governor of Illinois holds the power to dismantle the state's death penalty. Joey L. Mogul explains why it's important that he do so.
Carole Joffe looks at the broader issues at stake for reproductive health when "rogue clinics" are allowed to operate.
Michael Lanza and his family look forward to a yearly, snowy trip to Idaho.
While the medical establishment credits aggressive early disease detection as the cause of improved public heath, it is in fact the reason so many of us are told we are sick.
Under-regulated plastic surgeons, scapegoating the mentally ill, and remembering the links between JFK, MLK, and Sargent Shriver.
Sargent Shriver died this week at the age of 95. Stanley Meisler shares the inside story of how this remarkable man founded the Peace Corps.
David Chura wonders why, if we want ex-offenders to reintegrate with society, would we deny them a basic right of citizenship?
Recent Tweets from the BeaconPressBks Twitter Feed. Take a look at our May pub that @PublishersWkly just gave a starred review: intellectually rigorous as it is entertaining http://ow.ly/3FVsh 18 Jan Guernica mag picks up our very own editor Gayatri Patnaik's...
What the color line was to the 20th century, the faith line might be to the 21st.
Excerpts and multimedia for Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
Beacon Press editor Gayatri Patnaik talks about the latest books in The King Legacy Series.
Black and Latino youth are just as engaged with technology as their white, Asian, and more affluent counterparts. But how can educators use this engagement to foster learning?
Laurie Essig, author of American Plastic: Boob Jobs, Credit Cards, and Our Quest for Perfection discusses the cultural and financial issues that underlie a $12 billion dollar a year industry.
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is available in a new, altered version. The author of Inheriting the Trade writes about why he thinks this is a bad idea.
So what does a tummy tuck have in common with an underwater mortgage? Laurie Essig, author of American Plastic: Boob Jobs, Credit Cards, and Our Quest for Perfection explains how and why millions of Americans choose to finance expensive cosmetic procedures that they can little afford.
Americans not only pioneered plastic money, but we have also increasingly turned to using it to finance costly "improvements" to our bodies. A new book by Laurie Essig looks at how credit, medical advances, and cultural pressure combined to fuel a huge growth in plastic surgery.
The author of Food Rebels, Guerrilla Gardeners, and Smart-Cookin' Mamas looks at the year in Industrial Agriculture.