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The complicated, always racist history of blackface

An ex-cardinal has been defrocked for sex abuse. This has likely never happened before.

How capitalism reduced diversity to a brand

Colin Kaepernick’s collusion grievance against the NFL, explained

Netflix’s Siempre Bruja centers a powerful black witch, for once

Ralph Northam wants forgiveness. Virginia’s black activists want him to work for it.

The census lawsuit headed straight to the Supreme Court, explained

The ongoing saga of Jeff Bezos’s sexts, explained

R. Kelly may be facing indictment on child pornography charges. Again.

Why yearbooks keep revealing skeletons in politicians’ closets

Multiple women, including Mandy Moore, have accused musician Ryan Adams of emotional abuse

Donald Trump’s long history of racism, from the 1970s to 2019

Aziz Ansari actually talked about the sexual misconduct allegation against him like an adult

When do racists deserve forgiveness?

The history of dating reveals how consumerism has hijacked courtship

How the economy shapes our love lives

The case for hiring more police officers

Aziz Ansari says he hopes he’s “become a better person” since being accused of sexual misconduct

How Democrats plan to shrink the gender pay gap

Gucci is the latest fashion brand to spark a blackface controversy

Ilhan Omar’s tweet revealed core truths about anti-Semitism in America

Jill Abramson was a role model for women. Plagiarism allegations call her legacy into question.

Trump’s misleading comments about Gov. Ralph Northam and infanticide, explained

The Bezos divorce, explained

Blackface isn’t just about the racism in America’s past. It’s also about the racism in America’s present.

Justin Fairfax, in line for governor of Virginia, faces sexual assault allegations

Second woman accuses Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax of sexual assault

The Supreme Court has blocked a Louisiana abortion law — for now

This is the most diverse Congress ever. But it’s still pretty white.

Jeff Bezos admitted to sending nude selfies. Who cares?

Conservatives can’t agree if blackface is always racist

Woody Allen is suing Amazon for dropping him over “baseless allegations”

An online subculture celebrating the Charleston church shooter appears to be inspiring copycat plots

The big, controversial business of The Wing, explained

How a women’s coworking space became a flashpoint for debates over feminism, money, and power.

Fairfax accuser releases a detailed statement accusing the Virginia official of sexual assault

A black security guard caught a shooting suspect — only to be shot by police minutes later

The rise of the star-studded, Instagram-friendly evangelical church

Stacey Abrams’s State of the Union rebuttal gives the Democratic Party a chance to redefine itself

Why women are wearing “ERA Yes” buttons at the State of the Union

New evidence has emerged Elizabeth Warren claimed American Indian heritage in 1986