Amy Alexander looks at the danger journalists face when they cover "hot spots" of uprisings and protests.
21 posts from April 2011
Philip C. Winslow writes about the recent assassination of a West Bank theater artist.
Judge Nancy Gertner discusses her life as a defense lawyer, what it meant to her to defend women, and the different paths Gertner and Justice Sotomayor took to becoming judges.
On sale today: Nancy Gertner's In Defense of Women: Memoirs of an Unrepentant Advocate.
Find out more about Morning Haiku and how you can win a poster with a poem by Sonia Sanchez.
Fred Pearce, Amy Seidl, Cynthia Barnett, and Steven Hawley look at today's most pressing environmental concerns.
Thinking of using that refund check for some plastic surgery? Laurie Essig explains how the plastic surgery finance industry makes it possible for people to get surgery they can ill afford.
As tax day approaches, Chuck Collins looks at a new book about how corporations avoid taxes and the economic consequences for the rest of us.
The integration of the Major Leagues pulled fans away from the once-thriving Negro Leagues.
See Mary Oliver read three of her poems, from an appearance at Emory University earlier this year.
Shelina Zahra Janmohamed looks at the overall political landscape in Europe, where pandering to anti-Muslim sentiment has become a tool of mainstream politicians.
In honor of National Poetry Month, we share this essay by Mary Oliver, which was included in the CD Many Miles: Mary Oliver reads Mary Oliver. Beacon Press is giving away five signed copies of Mary Oliver's Swan: Poems and...
In honor of National Poetry Month, Beacon Press will give away five signed copies of Mary Oliver's Swan: Poems and Prose Poems.
A new report from the Institute for Policy Studies shows that the US is awash in wealth: we've just shifted our tax burden to those with less of it.
The author Ted Dracos recently passed, and his editor at Beacon Press, Alexis Rizzuto, offers this remembrance.
While fights over funding for women's health rage in our nation's capitol and state houses across the country, a more violent threat persists for abortion providers.
Out this week, Feel-Bad Education: And Other Contrarian Essays on Children and Schooling from one of the most outspoken and incisive thinkers in education, Alfie Kohn.
Union organizers rally around the country today in support of public workers. Read about why they chose April 4th, and read an excerpt from All Labor Has Dignity.
On the anniversary of the murder of Martin Luther King, Jr., Thomas DeWolf reflects on how his life changed America.
In honor of opening day, an excerpt from Rob Ruck's Raceball: How the Major Leagues Colonized the Black and Latin Game.