Latest from Sandra Newman

Coronavirus attacks the elderly, but we can’t resign ourselves to shorter lives

We cannot at this early stage accept being told it's comforting that our lives will “only” be abbreviated by a few months, much less that we may need to die a little earlier still.

March 19, 2020

How not to mourn a beloved author

When people reduce Toni Morrison to a series of inspirational quotes, they miss the things that made her great.

September 9, 2019

What’s with all the ‘racist uncles’?

One hopeful lesson from the research into familial racism is that arguing about these subjects can make a difference.

November 21, 2018

Want to help prevent rape? Withdraw Kavanaugh’s nomination.

If we care about all the sexual assaults that haven't yet occurred, we must treat attempted rape as disqualifying for a Supreme Court justice.

September 20, 2018