Stories we tell about China

Diana Fu (Toronto): Disguised Collective Action in China. Suzanne E. Scoggins and Kevin J. O'Brien (UC-Berkeley): China’s Unhappy Police. Why does China care so much about the South China Sea? Here are 5 reasons. Bianca Bosker on how China’s ban on “weird” architecture is a global power play. Zheping Huang goes inside the Global Times, China’s hawkish, belligerent state tabloid. Revamped Chinese history journal Yanhuang Chunqiu welcomes hard-line writers. China’s twilight years: The country

Paper Trail

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Jose Antonio Vargas launched his digital media project EmergingUS on Medium yesterday, aimed at a growing demographic that Vargas identifies as wanting “to see the women of Black Lives Matter next to The Bamboo Ceiling next to White people talking about diversity and inclusivity next to mixed-race people.” Vargas had originally partnered


Reforming the Racist Criminal Justice System

John MiddletonThroughout the Democratic primaries, police brutality and systematic discrimination in the criminal justice system have become critical campaign issues, due in large part to the unrelenting pressure

Daily Review

A Failed Bully in His Debate with Clinton

I think my strongest asset, maybe by far, is my temperament,” Donald Trump said in the first Presidential debate, at Hofstra University, on Long Island, on Monday night. “I have a winning temperament. I know how to win.” On the split screen, his opponent, Hillary


Adam Fitzgerald

When I first met Adam Fitzgerald in 2009, we were both fledgling graduate students, and I knew from the moment he entered the room that he was the personification of a promising young poet, with whirlwind energy, incredible charisma, and insatiable precocity


Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on her friendship with Justice Antonin Scalia


Elephants in Lake Charles

Arlie Russell Hochschild

"YOU CAN TELL I’m a Republican,” Janice Areno says as she invites me to sit down in her office, Elephants fill three shelves of a wall opposite her desk, One is blue-and-white porcelain, a second is gold, a third is red, white, and blue and stands near a young child’s drawing of a yellow one.