April 20, 2019

Sleek new SUVs dominate reveals at New York auto present

Auto shows may be waning in importance as companies find other ways to introduce new products, but the New York International Auto Show still has a healthy list of new vehicle debuts.
April 20, 2019

My Life As An Abortion Provider: 'It's Actually one of many Safest Medical Procedures That We Can Perform'

As state legislatures across the U.S. debate bills restricting access to abortions, people like Dr Meera Shah are on the ground providing reproductive healthcare which she describes as a “basic human right.” 
April 20, 2019

The Lynching of James Byrd Jr.: Two Decades Ago This Racist Murder Shocked America. Now His Killer Faces Execution

For the past two decades, John William King has sat on death row in Texas, waiting to die for his part in an atrocious hate crime that shocked America. Now, finally, it is his time. This is the story of his victim.
April 20, 2019

420 Day: Who Started The Marijuana Celebration Ritual, and Should Weed be Legalized?

Cannabis—a way of life for some and a controversial topic for others. But there's no doubt that it has the potential to affect everyone in the U.S., whether it's the politicians debating legalization or cancer patients trying to get medicinal marijuana.
April 20, 2019

Best 4/20 Gift Guide: Products To Make Your Marijuana Life Easier and Sleeker

Looking for a way to make smoking more enjoyable? The right products are key of a no-hassle experience. In celebration of 4/20, we’ve put together a list of the best products to make your life easier. Here are the items at the top of our list for accessibility, convenience and a little extra fun.
April 20, 2019

Can Iraq Bring Iran and Saudi Arabia Together? Rivals to Meet, Along with Syria and Other Neighbors

Iraq was set to host a historic meeting involving all of its neighbors, including representatives from top Middle Eastern foes Iran and Saudi Arabia, who have not had formal ties for years.
April 20, 2019

Hyde Park girl now charged in Mount Hope Cemetery vandalism

Update: Deborah Gideon was ordered Friday to undergo a 20-day mental health evaluation, according to the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office. She now faces eight additional counts of vandalizing a memorial stemming from damage to some memorials at Mount Hope Cemetery in Mattapan last month. She’s set to return to court on May 8 and bail discussions are slated for then.
April 20, 2019

Should Graduate Students be Paid Like Employees? Students Across Campuses Push for Living Wage

Graduate students across America are forming unions, holding protests and in some cases getting arrested to draw attention to their cause. What is it they’re after? In many cases, it’s a livable wage.
April 20, 2019

The Sims’ freelance writing profession jogs my memory of my loneliest, self-doubting days

The first paycheck Natt received after her first freelance writing assignment, she spent on mac and cheese.
April 19, 2019

Africa Rising: The Art Scene on the African Continent is Thriving

A new generation of women and men are spurring change by starting businesses, organizing innovative projects, and inspiring important conversations. A continent rich in resources, and people are the richest resource of all; it is a youthful and growing population with a contemporary mindset and definitive African roots. Extending far beyond the confines of canvas and the studio, the fibers of contemporary African art interweave with the patterns, textiles, and sands of the past. Together, they voice a complex multi-thread story that is mirrored in the landscapes of the voluptuous continent that they narrate. Viewed as a panoramic whole—from the creative hotspots of South Africa, the thriving music scene in Mali, the vibrant fashion community in Dakar to the myriad of art galleries in Lagos—there is a cohesive and powerful sense of change in the air.