What We Talk About When We Talk About Rock and Roll

Erin Coulehan on the cycle of adaptation and appropriation between jazz, R&B, rock and roll, and hip hop.

I Was Asking for It: Sexism, Sexual Harassment, and Ageism in Show Business

Annabelle Gurwitch on her experiences with sexism, sexual harassment, and ageism in show business.

The Event is Always Political

James Rushing Daniel argues that the call to not "politicize" tragedies ignores the fact that these types of events are always political.

Death of Dissonance

Leon Hendrix argues that progressives should judge their allies by realistic standards, in "Death of Dissonance."

Jewess in Wool Clothing

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.

Comic Relief? The Puzzling Function of Political Humor Online

Marta Zarzycka discusses the puzzling function of online political humor.