A Conscience and a Calculator: A Conversation with Environmentalist Bill McKibben

One of the most influential environmentalists of the twenty-first century, Bill McKibben is a best-selling author and the founder of climate group 350.org. His advocacy and journalism have helped shape the global climate movement, including fossil fuel divestment, opposition to the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline, and the People’s Climate March. In addition to …

A Matter of Time: Faced with a Crackdown, Hong Kong Pro-Democracy Protestors Hold Onto Hope

“I couldn’t see anything. My eyeball was covered with blood. And then I was on the floor. There was a moment I asked myself whether this is the end of my life, and then everything turned into silence.”

Waiting for a Haven: Homelessness in Yale’s Backyard

Inside Downtown Evening Soup Kitchen’s Drop-In and Resource Center, Alvin* was sitting at a small, tucked-away table in front of a booth where a young woman was cheerily handing out coffee. He had laid out a black and gray camouflage backpack sideways and open on the table, and the pattern matched the one on his …

Critical Race Theory: The Battle over America’s Classrooms

In 1954, Brown vs Board of Education was hailed as the start of racial progress in America. This landmark case set the precedent to overturn laws enforcing segregation across the country, from buses to bathrooms, after the Supreme Court ruled that racial segregation in public schools was unconstitutional. Yet, as time went on, a young …