Public Affairs
Woman Harassed 108 Times in 10 Hours on NYC Streets (10/28/2014)  A hidden camera video reveals that a New York City woman was “harassed on the street” 108 times in 10 hours by obnoxious, cat-calling men, the non-profit Hollaback!claims.Sporting jeans and a crew-neck T-shirt, 24-year-old...  

SENATE CONTEST IN SOUTH DAKOTA IF FREE-FOR-ALL (10/13/2014)  One candidate will recite cowboy poetry on Wednesday at a Sioux Falls restaurant. A second thundered against his party as know-nothings who didn’t understand his state. A third until recently had been spurned by his would-be allies and donors,...  

Teaching to Transgress: bell hooks Returns to The New School (10/07/2014)  For the first time in her life, bell hooks was having doubts about feminism—not about her commitment to it, but about the shape it has taken in our patriarchal system.“Patriarchy has no gender, and I think we have to remember...  

Where Does the Islamic State Get Its Weapons? (10/06/2014)  An independent arms monitoring group has collected evidence that fighters in the Islamic State (IS) group, labeled a "network of death" by President Obama, are using weapons and ammunition manufactured in at least 21 different countries,...  

35 New York City Parks to Get Makeovers (10/06/2014)  At Bowne Playground in Queens, Mayor Bill de Blasio is expected to announce on Tuesday an ambitious initiative that would channel some $130 million into tattered parks and playgrounds in low-income neighborhoods across New York City, according to...  

White people are more likely to deal drugs, but black people are more likely to get arrested for it (09/30/2014)  Here's a pretty astonishing chart on the skyrocketing number of arrests of black Americans for nonviolent drug crimes. Brookings' Jonathan Rothwell lays it out:Arrest data show a striking trend: arrests of blacks have fallen for...