Peter Moskowitz is a freelance writer and the author of How to Kill a City: Gentrification, Inequality and the FIght for the Neighborhood.
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.
Pride Got Corporate, and Activists Got Pissed
Amid worsening rates of anti-LGBTQ POC violence, political action has retaken the stage.
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.
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
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.
Advocates Fear Disaster for LGBTQ Immigrants Under Trump
They worry his approach to immigration will worsen the discrimination and violence LGBTQ migrants already face.
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.
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.
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.
The Thin Line Between 'Bad Drugs' and Medicine
Medical anthropologist Danya Glabau is teaching a class in how the discourse around drugs has changed.
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.
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.