August 22, 2018
—Daniel S. Medwed
Earlier this month, John Oliver did a segment on the work of American prosecutors, including their nearly unbridled power to charge people with crimes, choose whether to disclose evidence, and offer plea bargains. Daniel Medwed reflects on the changes since the publication of his 2012 book Prosecution Complex. Get the ebook on Amazon now for only $1.99.
August 20, 2018
—Lori Kido Lopez
Effective Asian American media activism requires analyses of media industries and audiences as well as readings of a film’s specific meaning and how fictional representations connect to larger structures of racism.
July 5, 2018
—Deborah A. Boehm and Susan Terrio
In recent weeks, the crisis of separated families has dominated the news. But the current crisis has been unfolding for decades, part of a long history of separation and suffering that immigrant children and families have experienced because of US immigration policies and practices.
May 8, 2018
—Shachar M. Pinsker
What does it mean to “belong” in a café? The coffeehouse has always been, and continues to be (even in the age of Starbucks) a complex reflection of the society and culture around it. Yet it has rarely lived up to the expectation that it would be open to all.
April 2, 2018
—Daniel P. Reynolds
The emergence of Holocaust tourism is one aspect of the boom in Holocaust memorialization that typically garners severe skepticism. Rather than dismiss tourism as an inauthentic, low-brow engagement with history, it is time to look more closely at the phenomenon, to appreciate its complexity, and to take more seriously the motivations and insights of its participants.