Nicholas Miriello visits Sonoma County in the midst of the raging fires.
Hilarie Ashton on the role of white female comedians in speaking out against injustices.
Erin Coulehan on the cycle of adaptation and appropriation between jazz, R&B, rock and roll, and hip hop.
Annabelle Gurwitch on her experiences with sexism, sexual harassment, and ageism in show business.
James Rushing Daniel argues that the call to not "politicize" tragedies ignores the fact that these types of events are always political.
Leon Hendrix argues that progressives should judge their allies by realistic standards, in "Death of Dissonance."
Susan Golomb's essay "Jewess in Wool Clothing" is excerpted from "We Wear the Mask: 15 True Stories of Passing in America," from Beacon Press.