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Rigged System

By Roxanna Asgarian, from Bitch

Women truck drivers are paving their own way through an often-hostile industry.


Humor Is In the Mind of the Beholder

By Tim White

Tim White advises a mom who is not amused by a family friend’s idea of parent humor.


The Ghosts of Tokyo: Homelessness in Japan

By Jacob Lynagh, from Arena

A glimpse of Tokyo's homeless men and the efforts to keep them hidden.


Creating the Modern Zoo

By Lisa Uddin

Why do we feel bad at the zoo? As locations evolve from sparse concrete enclosures to more naturalistic habitats, the biopolitics driving the creation of the modern zoo ties our desire for a better life for the animals to our broader desire for a better life for the rest of society around them.


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Megachurches, Suburbia and the Prosperity Gospel

By Charity R. Carney

With congregants numbering in the thousands, megachurches are a firmly suburban phenomenon, often promoting a prosperity gospel designed to mesh with the affluent lifestyle of suburbanites.


The Uncertain Future of Small Farms in America

By Kelly Payson-Roopchand

A new family comes to a 200-year-old farm determined to make their dreams of working on a small farm into a reality.


Saying Goodbye to Our Friend Bill Coperthwaite

By Peter Forbes and Helen Whybrow

Sometimes saying goodbye can be a journey of its own.


How Little Free Libraries Came to Be

By Margret Aldrich

For Todd Bol, the creator of the first Little Free Library, inspiration was triggered by misfortune and a little bit of self-discovery.