Do hate crime laws prevent gay bashing? Ann Pellegrini, co-author of “You Can Tell Just By Looking” and 20 Other Myths About LGBT Life and People, has a surprising answer.
14 posts from September 2014
Beacon’s Senior Editor Alexis Rizzuto and Associate Publisher Tom Hallock talk about their experiences at the People’s Climate March and why climate change is fast becoming one of the most important issues of our time.
In an excerpt from the prologue to PUBLIC ENEMY, Bill Ayers tells the story of how he came to play an unlikely yet prominent role in the 2008 presidential election.
Though this will be the 32nd annual Banned Books Week, the reality is that book banning is still distressingly common.
Just in time for this Sunday's People's Climate March, here are five essential titles that raise awareness about impending climate change.
In the following excerpt adapted from An Indigenous Peoples’ History of the United States, historian and activist Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz discusses the violent origins of the term “redskins,” and the history of warfare and genocide it recalls.
The SCOTUS cellphone privacy ruling and the recent celebrity phone hack are two sides of the same coin, according to Frederick Lane, legal scholar and author of AMERICAN PRIVACY: The 400-Year History of Our Most Contested Right.
South Boston native Michael Patrick MacDonald was a young boy on the day that desegregation busing officially began in Boston, sparking a racial crisis in the city that would last more than a decade.
By Michelle Bamberger and Robert Oswald New York Governor Andrew Cuomo meets with supporters at the Hotel Trade Council during a reelection campaign event on September 8, 2014 in New York City. The September 9th gubernatorial primary in New York...
As we step into the new school year, parents and teachers need a hearty reminder that all the quirky, alarming, troubling, and troublesome behaviors manifested by children, though concerning, are not evidence of a mental disorder.
Beacon Broadside recently spoke with Daisy Hernández about her new book A Cup of Water Under My Bed, her literary and cultural influences, and the process of finding herself, both within her immigrant community and within the new, queer life she created for herself.
An indigenous community leader from Oaxaca reports on the struggle against economic policies that drive migration, in an excerpt from David Bacon’s The Right to Stay Home (now available in paperback).
Viktor Frankl, the psychotherapist and author of the hugely influential book Man’s Search for Meaning, died seventeen years ago this week.
In The Opportunity Equation, Eric Schwarz tells the story of how he founded the pioneering Citizen Schools program to combat rising education inequality.