Like Bill Cosby before him, Spike Lee is disturbed to see a black cultural space he once loved headed toward extinction. But …
Spike Lee’s Racism Isn’t Cute: ‘Motherf-cking Hipster’ Is the New ‘Honkey’
What’s really bothering Lee is that he doesn’t like seeing his old neighborhood full of white people, which makes him historical detritus.
China’s Booming Economy Is Nothing to Fear
America isn’t great because it’s the biggest, but because it’s the best place to live, work, and innovate
Let New York City’s Horses Work, Too!
There’s nothing wrong with giving animals jobs and putting them to work—a privilege for which many Americans would be grateful.
There’s a Lot to Love About Jury Duty in L.A.
“Right over here,” says the garage attendant, directing me to a premium spot reserved for the L.A. Philharmonic’s wunderkind music director Gustavo Dudamel, who, apparently, drives a late-model Porsche. Not only am I parking on level one of the Disney Concert Hall’s underground garage; I’m parking for free, thanks to the Los …
Football: A Waste of Taxpayers’ Money
Why are we subsidizing such a hugely profitable sport?
Releasing 911 Sandy Hook Tapes Retraumatizes Newtown
A crisis expert who grew up in Newtown argues that the costs of listening to the tapes outweigh the benefits.
No, Dallas Didn’t Kill Kennedy
The trope that Kennedy was killed by a culture and not an individual dates back to the assassination
‘Shop and Frisk’ Stokes Black Middle-Class Rage
Barneys and Macy’s seem to be assuming that all black people in 2013 are poor
How Los Angeles Can Become Water Independent
Repairing leaks, capturing rainwater, and wastewater recycling could end L.A.’s dependence on distant water sources
From Head Start to Harvard
When I was 4, I thought “Head Start” was just the name of my pre-school. This week, the program that put me on the road to success had to send all children home.
Albuquerque Really Is Like Breaking Bad
The TV show has given me a way to explain my hometown without saying a word
We Need to Worry About Somali Terrorists in the U.S.
A cadre of young Somali-American men are getting indoctrinated in the belief that it’s okay to attack people who disagree with you