The Most Overlooked Resource in Fighting Violent Extremism? Moms.
Counterterrorism Efforts Often Fail to Engage the Families of Aspiring Jihadists, Despite Their Ability and Eagerness to Help
When 19-year-old Akhor Saidakhmetov started hanging out with two older men and talking about waging jihad in Syria, his mother took away his passport. Later, when he begged to get it back—admitting that he wanted to join the Islamic State—she …
When 19-year-old Akhor Saidakhmetov started hanging out with two older men and talking about waging jihad in Syria, his mother took away his passport. Later, when he begged to get it back—admitting that he wanted to join the Islamic State—she hung up the phone. Mothers like her may be the first, last, and best approach to stopping militant recruiters, but law enforcement often leaves them out of their counterterrorism efforts …
All I Gotta Do Is Trust
I practice cheer every day after school. I’m a flyer, and they toss me up. All I gotta do is trust. By the time I’m at the stop on my way back home, it’s already 6 p.m. I start school at 8 …
What Disappears When Ancient Documents Get Digitized?
The Osher Map Library’s Online Archive Is Astoundingly Detailed and Inherently Incomplete
The Osher Map Library at the University of Southern Maine is a treasure trove for the cartographically inclined. Its collection, which contains close to 450,000 items, spans the centuries, covering everything from a Ptolemaic chart of the world to a record of …
Who We Were
The Indian "Princess" Who Said What She Thought
As a Translator for the Northern Paiute, Sarah Winnemucca Was an Outspoken Critic of Their Harsh Treatment in the American West
For the first few years of her life, Sarah Winnemucca, who was born around 1844, did not know that she was American. Born Thocmetony (Shell Flower) among the Numa (known among whites as the Northern Paiute or “digger” Indians), she roamed with …
Does Blink-182 Know Something California’s Governor Jerry Brown Doesn't?
While Politicians Keep Trumpeting the State’s Success, This Summer’s Songs and Films Sound Skeptical
How is California doing these days? The answer may depend on whom you believe: Governor Brown or Blink-182. This summer has exposed a divide in perception of California, between the political triumphalism of our elected officials and the decidedly more anxious state of …
An Arts Engagement Project of Zócalo Public Square and the Getty
South Los Angeles
Can the Site of America's Worst Modern Riots Save an Entire City?