Hurricane Katrina, ten years later: When the investor class goes marching in

A view of flooded New Orleans in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, September 2005.It’s been ten years since, and yet it left lessons that remain to be learned. BY CEDRIC JOHNSONAssociate professor of African American studies and political sciences at the University of Illinois at Chicago It has been ten years since New Orleans was … More Hurricane Katrina, ten years later: When the investor class goes marching in

Whose History Will Be Commemorated? New Orleans, Katrina, and the Continuing Struggle for A People’s Reconstruction

The streets of New Orleans are pictured Aug. 30, 2005, in the aftermath of HurricaneKatrina and the city’s levee failures. Ten years later, much commentary has surfaced,but what of it has effectively addressed the event’s social injustices? BY JOHN (JAY) ARENAAssistant professor of sociology at the City University of New York’s College of Staten Island … More Whose History Will Be Commemorated? New Orleans, Katrina, and the Continuing Struggle for A People’s Reconstruction

Defying Borders: Migration in the age of security

Global politics both shape and are shaped by borders and the differencesbetween those who have access to crossing them, and those who do not. BY CAWO ABDIAssociate professor of sociology, University of Minnesota Asad, a Somali merchant who runs a corner shop (spaza) in an informal settlement in South Africa, expresses the fear intrinsic in … More Defying Borders: Migration in the age of security

Did John H. Howe design any Frank Lloyd Wright houses?

John H. Howe created a Usonian design for the Bryant and Marjorie Denniston housein Newton, Iowa (1958), with a combination of grand and intimate spacesthat pinwheel around a hearth. This house is said to be similar enough to a few Frank Lloyd Wright-designed houses that questions have been asked whetherHowe in fact designed any constructions … More Did John H. Howe design any Frank Lloyd Wright houses?