January 1930

  • Thrills

    A veteran trapeze artist describes the intoxicating feeling of flying high without a safety net

  • The Practice of Censorship

    "Censorship wherever it exists is as much a problem for the police as for the critics. And, like the poor, it is always with us."

  • The Theory of Censorship

    "The present paper aims not at making a novel contribution but at extricating from the confusion the accepted truths, in the hope that the remaining points of difference may be seen more clearly and perhaps brought nearer to reconciliation."

  • The Break in the Credit Chain

    "It is all very well to say that the customers were foolish. But when a system prevails which caters to the folly of too large a proportion of a population, a proportion so large that the destruction of its purchasing power is of concern to every business in the land, then it deserves serious attention."

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What Happened to the Milky Way?

Light pollution has taken away our ability to see the stars. Can we still save the night sky?

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The Faces of #BlackLivesMatter

Scenes from a recent protest in New York City

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Desegregated, Yet Unequal

A short documentary about the legacy of Boston busing

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Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Life

The Supreme Court justice talks gender equality and marriage.

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Social Media: The Video Game

What if the validation of your peers could "level up" your life?

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The Pentagon's $1.5 Trillion Mistake

The F-35 fighter jet was supposed to do everything. Instead, it can barely do anything.

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