Current Events / Editors’ Picks Filter
  1. Reasons to be Cheerful

    Reasons to be Cheerful is an editorial project dedicated to “stories of hope, rooted in evidence.” A project spearheaded by David Byrne of Talking Heads fame, Reasons to be Cheerful reports stories that “balance a sense of healthy optimism with journalistic rigor, and find cause for hope.”

    Commentary
  2. Southern Fried Science

    At Southern Fried Science, explore videos and articles by a team of marine and environmental experts on conservation and the challenges our oceans face.

    Animals
  3. Austin City Limits Music Festival

    Taking place at Zilker Park in Austin, Texas, the Austin City Limits Music Festival has grown to two weekends, eight stages, and over 130 bands. Explore the lineup, festival map, and so much more on the official website.

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    Photo by Greg Noire via ACL Festival
  4. Bundyville: The Remnant

    Bundyville is a podcast from Longreads, in partnership with Oregon Public Broadcasting. Season two explores the world beyond the Bundy family and the armed uprisings they inspired. The series scrutinizes extremist violence that has made headlines in recent years, and how those events share ideas with the anti-government movement.

    Commentary
  5. Global Climate Strike

    “Our house is on fire — let’s act like it.” From September 20-27, millions of people around the world will take to the streets and stand up to the fossil fuel industry. Read more about the strike and how to find an event near you.

    Commentary
  6. Truthout

    Truthout is a nonprofit dedicated to independent news and commentary that reveals “systemic injustice while providing a platform for transformative ideas, investigative reporting, and progressive analysis.”

    Commentary
  7. thisisFINLAND

    Learn all the “things you should and shouldn’t know” at thisisFINLAND. Explore travel and business opportunities, arts and culture, and read breaking news in Finland.

    Art
  8. ThinkProgress

    ThinkProgress, a news site covering the intersections of politics, policy, and social justice, is dedicated to rigorous reporting and analysis from a progressive perspective.

    Commentary
  9. Texas Monthly

    Texas Monthly covers news, politics, food, history, crime, music, and everything in between in Texas.

    Culture
  10. The Brown and Black Forums of America

    The Brown & Black Forum is the United States’ oldest and only minority-focused presidential forum in which candidates share ideas that affect future African-American and Latino generations.

    Commentary
  11. Columbine, 20 Years Later

    Was it possible, we wondered, that Columbine, that seminal moment in American history, had taught us nothing?” A special issue at 5280 covers the community of Columbine, Colorado, 20 years after the Columbine High School shooting.

    Commentary
  12. Alta

    Alta publishes writing on the issues, culture, personalities, politics, lifestyle, and history of California and the West.

    Culture
    Photo by Oscar Salgado from Pexels
  13. An Honest Living

    Steve Salaita spent 21 years in academia, a committed and passionate professor. Then he got fired. Now he drives a school bus, “one of the few institutions in the United States that protects the powerless from the depredations of commerce. “

    Academia
  14. Too Close to Call

    “Across our 50 states we vote by mail, ranked-choice selection, provisionally, and by absentee— the fact we can know anything on election night is nothing short of a bureaucratic miracle. So the spectacle of election night television should be considered as just that: entertainment only loosely connected to determining the shift in political power.”

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  15. But neither are you free to desist from it.

    “If the hill is civil rights, if the hill is justice, if the hill is moral goodness or righteousness or whatever you personally call that, then the child that is the United States started pulling the sled up the hill in the late eighteenth century. And we didn’t start near the top.”

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