Handy with a metaphor.
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Everything you didn't even know you wanted to know.
At the 2015 convention of the International Association of Chiefs of Police, a view of the public-private partnerships that have come to shape modern policing—and to complicate questions of reform.
For a century, the annual conference of police chiefs has sounded the same complaints. Is it time to de-couple the war on poverty from the war on crime?
A review of Richard Beck's WE BELIEVE THE CHILDREN for the L.A. Review of Books.
If the enormous list of contenders for our Top Ten is any indication, 2015 was a hell of a year for television and for how we watch it: both Netflix and Amazon have turned out some of the year's best shows and challenged the existing production system.
A channel changes its name, but can’t get rid of its religious roots
It's not your grandma's whitefish salad—but she probably wouldn't mind.
A review of Andrew Hartman's "A War for the Soul of America."
For some communities, the controversial labor practices of Andrew Carnegie outweighed the potential benefits of his libraries.
An early education in the hollowness of patriotic performance.
So gay! So girly! The history of the Styles section of the New York ‘Times’—and the real New Journalism.
Jon Ronson’s So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed is a critique of the social media shaming plague — but it’s really a book that highlights Ronson’s own anxieties about giving voice to the historically powerless.