Books and Entertainment

  • Let Dutee run!

    By speaking out against pressure to conform to arbitrary gender distinctions, runner Dutee Chand is an inspiration.

  • Ferguson comes to the NFL

    Dozens of fans organized for a St. Louis Rams game to bring #FergusonOctober and police violence to a primetime audience.

  • Introducing Victor Jara

    A pamphlet on the left-wing Chilean folk singer killed during the 1973 military coup will tell his story to a new generation.

  • Socialists rooted in the struggle

    A new collection of essays by Kim Moody is explicitly written for socialists organizing in or around the labor movement.

  • How Pride grows

    Pride brings to life the 1984 Welsh miners' strike and the solidarity from gays and lesbians that forever changed them all.

  • Israel's war on Gaza is no game

    Activists protested a preseason game between the NBA's Brooklyn Nets and the Maccabi Tel Aviv team from Israel.

  • U2's songs of emptiness

    The mission of Bono from U2 isn't simply to provide capitalism with a human face. It's to ruin music in the process.

  • The NFL flip-flop-flippers

    Football executives have no credibility with players, little credibility with fans and diminishing credibility with sponsors.

  • Telling the NFL: "No more"

    It took CBS sports anchor James Brown to finally explain why the NFL better start taking domestic violence seriously.

  • The re-victimization of Janay Rice

    Among the questions asked after the release of a video showing Ray Rice committing assault, one was glaringly missing.

  • Shore leave for capital

    A new book by John Urry called Offshoring presents a concise history of a quarter-century of globalization.

  • You can't unsee it

    A group of high-profile broadcasters and reporters say they will refuse to use the name of the Washington football team.

  • The real distraction in the NFL

    It seems like a lot of NFL executives are so fearful that they're unwilling to improve their teams by signing Michael Sam.

  • Native voices won't be bullied

    It's no surprise when Sarah Palin agrees with football owner Dan Snyder that a racial slur should be an NFL brand.

  • Still trapped in the Jungle

    A theatrical adaptation of Upton Sinclair's classic novel on stage in Chicago is bold, stunning and unabashedly radical.

  • Confronting the facts about Ferguson

    Sports fans cheering the Little League World Series champions should think about the sports hero they're named after.

  • Kollontai rediscovered

    A recently republished biography of Alexandra Kollontai offers an important examination of the contributions of this important revolutionary.

  • Seeing through the chairman's new clothes

    Pierre Ryckmans was one of the few authors on the left during the 1960s and '70s to criticize China's Cultural Revolution.

  • A cosmic joy to watch

    The movie Guardians of the Galaxy is a good-natured, funny and unapologetically escapist summer spectacle.

  • Racism killed Mike Brown

    Kareem Abdul-Jabbar's essay on Ferguson focused powerfully on the issue of class inequality--but he left something out.

  • An NBA breakthrough

    Becky Hammon will become the first full-time female assistant coach in any major professional men's sport in the U.S.

  • Why does bigotry endure?

    An author and political science professor describes the sources of bigotry as it has emerged in history, up to the current day.

  • At least my hospital isn't being bombed

    No part of Israel's merciless war on Gaza is more unconscionable than its targeting of Palestinian hospitals.

  • A call to arms for our schools

    Mark Naison's Badass Teachers Unite! provides a full-throated defense of public education--and a vision to change it.

  • The NFL's violence against women problem

    With its non-punishment of Ray Rice, the NFL is sending a message that the worth of women is at best negligible.