imperialism

Op-Ed

Spam Is 'Trendy' Now Thanks to Decades of American Imperialism

Ironically, Americans introduced Spam to countries abroad, only to then cast it off and eventually rediscover it.
Bettina Makalintal
2.25.19
true crime

These Rogue Foreigners Ruled the Streets of 1930s Shanghai

Gambling, drugs, you name it. "There was so much money being made that there wasn't a need to kill a lot of people."
Seth Ferranti
6.21.18
war

Death from Above: How Aerial Bombing Changed the World

Viewing history from the skies.
Yohann Koshy
2.4.17
Premieres

Ashenspire's New Album Sets the Horrors of British Imperialism to a Black Metal Soundtrack

Stream the proggy black metal outfit's eclectic, poetic new album, 'Speak Not of The Laudanum Quandary'
Kim Kelly
1.18.17
Premieres

Benedict Edwards's 'Barrack Room Ballads' Give Rudyard Kipling the Folk Treatment

Stream the London-based songwriter's new album, inspired by the famed writer's Victoria-era musings on India, army, and empire.
Kim Kelly
11.10.16
Vietnamese Food

How Vietnam's Colonial History Inspired My Menu

A lot of what people associate as traditional Vietnamese fare—things like banh mis, Vietnamese iced coffee, and even some of the spices used in curry—were all brought to the country when Europe invaded.
Tin Vuong
11.5.15
Stuff

The Colonial Undertones of 'Terminator: Genisys'

The new Terminator movie picks up on sci-fi's imperialist dreams while jamming in as many winking references to the earlier two films as possible.
Noah Berlatsky
6.30.15
Stuff

​A New Generation Black Panther Talks About Baltimore and Black America

We spoke with General T.A.C.O. (which stands for "Taking All Capitalists Out") about Freddie Gray, gang truces, and the Black Lives Matter movement.
Bill Kilby
5.11.15
Stuff

Investigative Journalist Matt Kennard Talks About America's Economic Stranglehold on the World

His new book looks at how the American government, banks, and intelligence agencies enforce a very covert and modern type of imperialism.
Amelia Abraham
4.29.15
Stuff

Are Britain's Pro-Gay Foreign Policies Actually Helping the Global LGBT Community?

I talked to human rights campaigners to discuss the UK's attempts to tackle homophobia around the world.
Chris Godfrey
12.9.14
News

New Documents Reveal Britain's Secret Plan to Invade a Tiny Caribbean Island

Nearly a decade before Ronald Reagan launched an assault on Grenada, the UK government was thinking about doing more or less the same thing.
Phil Miller
10.24.14
Coldplay Alert!

The NFL Reportedly Wants Artists to Pay for the Right to Play the Super Bowl Halftime Show

Watch as Rihanna, Katy Perry, and Coldplay participate in the ultimate sport: capitalism!
Kyle Kramer
8.19.14
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