Peter Moskowitz

Peter Moskowitz is a freelance writer and the author of How to Kill a City: Gentrification, Inequality and the FIght for the Neighborhood.

ferguson

Three Years After Ferguson, One Protester Still Faces the Aftermath

Joshua Williams was made an example of by a St. Louis County judge. Two years into his prison sentence, he said his activist history has led guards to make his life hell.
Peter Moskowitz
8.12.17
LGBTQ

Pride Got Corporate, and Activists Got Pissed

Amid worsening rates of anti-LGBTQ POC violence, political action has retaken the stage.
Peter Moskowitz
6.13.17
TOYS

Fidget Cubes Won't Solve the American Recess Crisis

The wildly popular toys may help kids focus, but they're masking the root causes of childhood attention deficit disorder.
Peter Moskowitz
4.26.17
LGBTQ

When It Comes to Gentrification, LGBTQ People are Both Victim and Perpetrator

The role queer people—and especially white queers—play in the history of urban inequality is thorny, to say the least
Peter Moskowitz
3.16.17
LGBTQ

LGBTQ Media Is Less White Than Ever, but It's Still Not Enough

The relaunch of a storied gay French magazine brings rising awareness of gay media's problematic past. But tides may not be changing fast enough.
Peter Moskowitz
3.7.17
LGBTQ

Advocates Fear Disaster for LGBTQ Immigrants Under Trump

They worry his approach to immigration will worsen the discrimination and violence LGBTQ migrants already face.
Peter Moskowitz
12.21.16
Stuff

The Chief Historian of the AIDS Crisis Explains How to Survive a Trump Administration

David France, author of <i>How to Survive a Plague: The Inside Story of How Citizens and Science Tamed AIDS</i>, recounts lessons from the crisis and tells us how to prepare for Trump.
Peter Moskowitz
12.2.16
Photo

Documenting the Secret Lives of India's LGBTQ Youth

In a new book, two photographers explore and celebrate queer culture in India, including the gay men who were forced to get married and have children, yet still cruise in secrecy.
Peter Moskowitz
11.13.16
Stuff

How LGBTQ Prisoners Use Art to Survive Incarceration

At an exhibit of works by LGBTQ prisoners opening tonight called <i>On the Inside</i>, the stories of a twice-marginalized population are put front and center.
Peter Moskowitz
11.5.16
Stuff

The Thin Line Between 'Bad Drugs' and Medicine

Medical anthropologist Danya Glabau is teaching a class in how the discourse around drugs has changed.
Peter Moskowitz
10.16.16
Vice Blog

America’s Search for Happiness Is Driving Them Crazy

A new book by journalist Ruth Whippman investigates the American "happiness industrial complex" and our growing obsession with contentment.
Peter Moskowitz
10.3.16
Stuff

The Crazy, Failed Idea of Creating a Jewish State in Russia

Birobidzhan was a small region near the Chinese border in Russian that was established as the world's first autonomous Jewish region in the early 1930s. It didn't last long. Author Masha Gessen discusses the strange history of the would-be territory.
Peter Moskowitz
9.10.16
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