Against the grim background of the Covid-19 catastrophe, there is some small cause for hope in the current renewal of enthusiasm for cycling.
Bruce Bennett | Jun 15
"I didn’t have a sense of inhibition that you shouldn’t even dare change things, because I lived it and I saw it happen."
Kofi Annan | Jun 5
We no longer believe that witches ride on brooms, but we continue to believe that races have powers that we should fear.
Peter Temin | Jun 4
"I don’t even get angry anymore. Just the fact of being a black man anymore is an automatic threat to certain people."
Gustave M. Solomons, Jr. | Jun 3
Societal values, the caste system, arranged marriages, the high probability of being disinherited for coming out — in India, everything runs counter to gay liberation.
Frédéric Martel | Jun 2
American writer and activist Dhoruba Bin Wahad was falsely imprisoned for 19 years. His essay on the national oppression of black people remains deeply relevant today.
Dhoruba Bin Wahad | May 30
Historian Douglas Selvage sheds light on a conspiracy theory that reverberates to this day.
Mark Kramer | May 26
Norman Selby, aka Kid McCoy, was a boxer, actor, diamond dealer, detective, convict, and ten-time husband — but perpetually failed to be himself.
Hillel Schwartz | May 18
The diaphragm and cervical cap have been used to signify extramarital sex, working-class status, embarrassment, sorrow, and the onset of adulthood — but rarely a joyful or pleasant sexual encounter.
Donna J. Drucker | May 14
The author of “Technologies of the Human Corpse” explores how technology is blurring the distinctions between life and death, and how personal loss has shaped his research.
Sam Kelly | May 4