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Danger Zone

There is no denying that Providence is in the midst of an affordable housing crisis: For the 40 percent of Rhode Island residents who are renters, the market is failing. Currently, house prices are extraordinarily high due to artificial supply constr...

Danger Zone

There is no denying that Providence is in the midst of an affordable housing crisis: For the 40 percent of Rhode Island residents who are renters, the market is failing. Currently, house prices are extraordinarily high due to artificial supply constr...

Evo’s Choice

October 1, 2018. Bolivian President Evo Morales is not having a good day. The verdict is slow and painful. After a painfully long 80 minutes, an International Court of Justice (ICJ) judge delivers the news: “The Court, by twelve votes to three, fin...

Evo’s Choice

October 1, 2018. Bolivian President Evo Morales is not having a good day. The verdict is slow and painful. After a painfully long 80 minutes, an International Court of Justice (ICJ) judge delivers the news: “The Court, by twelve votes to three, fin...

Tough Days Ahead

In his inaugural address, newly elected Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro declared he would free the country from “socialism and political correctness” in order to bring rapid marketization to Brazil. So far, Bolsonaro has stood by this vision f...

Tough Days Ahead

In his inaugural address, newly elected Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro declared he would free the country from “socialism and political correctness” in order to bring rapid marketization to Brazil. So far, Bolsonaro has stood by this vision f...

Big Data Takes a Byte

Over half a century ago, American mathematician and philosopher Norbert Weiner stated that “information is information, not matter or energy,” effectively dubbing data the third constituent of the universe. The trend is evident: Information, now ...

Big Data Takes a Byte

Over half a century ago, American mathematician and philosopher Norbert Weiner stated that “information is information, not matter or energy,” effectively dubbing data the third constituent of the universe. The trend is evident: Information, now ...

A Revolution on Life Support

In Cuba, what do a Coco Taxi driver, an AirBnB host, and a waitress have in common? They could all have previously worked as physicians. In the country’s current economic landscape, where depleted material resources and a mixed economic system have...

A Revolution on Life Support

In Cuba, what do a Coco Taxi driver, an AirBnB host, and a waitress have in common? They could all have previously worked as physicians. In the country’s current economic landscape, where depleted material resources and a mixed economic system have...

Televised Trauma

In the age of 24-hour news cycles, media companies seek increasingly appalling and shocking images to captivate the attention of viewers. However, these companies’ objectives of publishing the most sensational footage come at a heavy price. It has ...

Televised Trauma

In the age of 24-hour news cycles, media companies seek increasingly appalling and shocking images to captivate the attention of viewers. However, these companies’ objectives of publishing the most sensational footage come at a heavy price. It has ...

Tar Heels & Manure Lagoons

For Elsie Herring, time spent outdoors is strictly determined by the industrial hog farm hidden just behind the trees that line her property. When the farm disperses hog waste across nearby fields, Herring has learned to avoid opening her window, sit...

Tar Heels & Manure Lagoons

For Elsie Herring, time spent outdoors is strictly determined by the industrial hog farm hidden just behind the trees that line her property. When the farm disperses hog waste across nearby fields, Herring has learned to avoid opening her window, sit...

No Right to Choose

On an April evening earlier this year, women wearing scarlet cloaks filed into the Rhode Island State House, oversized bonnets obscuring their faces. The costume was a nod to Margaret Atwood’s novel The Handmaid’s Tale, which depicts a dystopian ...

No Right to Choose

On an April evening earlier this year, women wearing scarlet cloaks filed into the Rhode Island State House, oversized bonnets obscuring their faces. The costume was a nod to Margaret Atwood’s novel The Handmaid’s Tale, which depicts a dystopian ...

Injunction Dysfunction

In September 2017, the Supreme Court of California heard a case from Peter Arellano, a Los Angeles local who was legally barred from standing with his family in his own front yard. Since the height of gang violence in the 1980s, California has served...

Injunction Dysfunction

In September 2017, the Supreme Court of California heard a case from Peter Arellano, a Los Angeles local who was legally barred from standing with his family in his own front yard. Since the height of gang violence in the 1980s, California has served...

Courting Diversity

Hours after becoming the Harvard Law Review’s first Black president, a young Barack Obama was presented with more good news: Abner Mikva, an associate judge on the powerful and influential DC Circuit Court of Appeals, was offering the first-year la...

Courting Diversity

Hours after becoming the Harvard Law Review’s first Black president, a young Barack Obama was presented with more good news: Abner Mikva, an associate judge on the powerful and influential DC Circuit Court of Appeals, was offering the first-year la...

A Common Goal

On October 10, 2017, United States Soccer hit a stunning low point. Needing only a draw to advance to the 2018 World Cup, the men’s national team instead lost 2-1 to low-ranked Trinidad and Tobago,marking the first time that the US would not qualif...

A Common Goal

On October 10, 2017, United States Soccer hit a stunning low point. Needing only a draw to advance to the 2018 World Cup, the men’s national team instead lost 2-1 to low-ranked Trinidad and Tobago,marking the first time that the US would not qualif...

The Broken Promises of Revolution

Under the guise of an anti-terrorism campaign, the Chinese government has established Muslim detention and re-education camps in the northwestern Xinjiang. In reality, this practice is a form of cultural erasure that aims to replace practices and nam...

The Broken Promises of Revolution

Under the guise of an anti-terrorism campaign, the Chinese government has established Muslim detention and re-education camps in the northwestern Xinjiang. In reality, this practice is a form of cultural erasure that aims to replace practices and nam...