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Separate, but Equal?
Plessy v. Ferguson was one of the most impactful Supreme Court cases in American history, but no one realized it at the time.
April Ryan’s Race in America Panel: Winter 2019A panel discussion with Donna Brazile, Wesley Lowery, and Jason Riley.
When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect TimingDaniel H. Pink explains the science behind perfect timing and productivity, from chronotypes to nappuccinos.
2018 Year in ReviewNearly 1,000 authors visited Politics and Prose over the year. Here’s a collection of some of our favorite moments.
Why Women Have Better Sex Under SocialismKristen R. Ghodsee explains how concepts like socialized child care allow women to pursue the lives and careers they desire.
Bernie’s Thinking BigMost Americans support progressive policies, and Bernie Sanders wants to give them what they want.
A Voice, a Pen, and a VoteDavid W. Blight scoured a little seen private collection of Frederick Douglass’ writings for new insights into the great writer and abolitionist’s life.
There Will Be No Miracles HereCasey Gerald’s memoir turns the “rags to riches” tale on its head and questions the cost of success.
The Field of BloodCongress may be polarized today, but it’s nothing like the 1800s when brawling and bullying were the norm.
We Fed an IslandJosé Andrés helped feed hundreds of thousands after Hurricane Maria, but he thinks we can do better.
Under FireDespite being targeted by Sean Spicer, Omarosa, and Trump himself, April Ryan refuses to back down.
Spying On WhalesPaleontologist Nick Pyenson examines the past of whales for clues about their future.
Ibtihaj Muhammad’s Unlikely American DreamIbtihaj Muhammad shares her journey to become the first American woman to compete in a hijab at the Olympics.
PrisonerJason Rezaian of the Washington Post discusses his harrowing 18-month imprisonment by the Iranian government.
Kamala Harris’ American JourneySen. Kamala Harris reflects on growing up in the social-justice movement and what it means to lead with your gut.
The Library BookSusan Orlean traces the history of libraries, discusses her love of reading, and examines the Los Angeles Library fire of 1986.
Congo StoriesJohn Prendergast and Fidel Bafilemba discuss their new book, with guests Ryan Gosling and Chouchou Namegabe.
Why Religion?When Elaine Pagels began to wonder why religion was still important in the 21st century, she found answers in her own story.
HeavyKiese Laymon wrestles with the ways that violence infiltrates America and why we have such difficulty with the truth.
Dear AmericaJournalist and founder of Define American, Jose Antonio Vargas shares his experience of being undocumented in America.
Still BeginningCartoonist Jules Feiffer fulfilled a childhood dream by learning how to draw graphic novels in his 80s.
Every Day Is Extra After Vietnam, John Kerry felt called to a life of service to honor those who never made it home.
America: The Farewell TourChris Hedges describes the flashing warning signs of the “inevitable collapse of the American empire.”
The Right to Be SafeOur panel, featuring Avery Gardiner, Zion Kelly, and Craig Whitney, discusses how to reframe the narrative around guns.