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Fran Murphy's illustration of a book with a vampire on the left page, and 'House of Aunts' on the right page


What the evolution of vampire fiction tells us about modern society.
S.E. Smith
An illustration shows four Indian faces wearing headscarves of red, orange, pink, and yellow. The faces are set against a green pyramid that goes from light to dark, mirroring the caste pyramid infographic displayed in the article.

Confronting Caste

A Dalit American leader offers a profound meditation on the violence of caste apartheid, pathways to abolition, and collective healing.
Sonali Kolhatkar

Shortchanging Harriet

From Doodle to a future $20 bill, Harriet Tubman is a cultural icon. But comforting images don’t show the disabled Black woman who was not only a guide, but a freedom fighter.
Treva B. Lindsey

On Becoming a Somatic Abolitionist

Resmaa Menakem intersperses political commentary and predictions about American democracy with explanations of how racialized trauma presents in our bodies, and offers body-focused exercises to deal with it.
Ruth Terry

Degrowth Gains Ground

Degrowth invites us to envision a much deeper societal transition than simply swapping energy sources to maintain the status quo.
Jared Spears

Climate Debt and American Dreams

Bill McKibben has been a leading advocate for climate change action since he wrote the first popular book about global warming in 1989. In his new memoir, “The Flag, The Cross and the Station Wagon,” he connects the climate crisis to his suburban American boyhood and wonders “What the hell happened?”
Larry Parks Daloz

Why Not Pass?

“The Vanishing Half” deals with the theme of racial “passing” in the 1950s. Passing is different today, but still presents a choice between safety and authenticity.
Gila K. Berryman
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