John Thomason is the articles editor at Grist and the former research editor at The Intercept.
The Coronavirus CrisisInside the Prison Where California’s Coronavirus Outbreak Exploded
For Donald O’Brien, life at the California Institution for Men seemed a step closer to freedom. Then came the coronavirus.
From Athens to North Carolina, Filmmaker Astra Taylor Asks: “What Is Democracy?”
In “What Is Democracy?,” filmmaker Astra Taylor asks how the struggles of the living can illuminate political theory’s most basic questions.
Is It Easier to Imagine the End of the World Than the End of the Internet?
A recent book by James Bridle, “New Dark Age,” argues technology is clouding our understanding of the world around us and making that world more dangerous.
Drone WarsThe U.S. Has Conducted 550 Drone Strikes in Libya Since 2011 — More Than in Somalia, Yemen, or Pakistan
Libya has served as a laboratory for new drone warfare tactics.