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John McWhorter is best known as a cultural critic who garners bouquets and brickbats from left and right alike. But he’s really a linguistics geek at heart.
Deni Ellis Béchard
Making predictions about 2021 seems downright foolhardy. We did it anyway.
A bilingual newspaper chronicles the Mission District’s transformations.
Stately and venerable, this oak tree witnessed antics that were anything but.
September 25, 2020
A story of shifting public sentiment and interconnected economies.
September 22, 2020
Freedom, justice and equality are too often seen as zero-sum.
It takes more than a movement to transform the system.
How activists tell their stories can help build coalitions, says the Class of ’92 alum and Princeton assistant professor.
Five swabs a day keeps COVID away, and other tales from the league’s unprecedented epidemiological experiment.
September 18, 2020
People separate advantage and disadvantage—even though you can't have one without the other.
Social change can seem sudden, as if millions awoke one day to the same realization. But really, scholars say, consensus is constructed through thousands of small acts over generations.