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Social movement theory can teach us valuable lessons about why people organize, why violence occurs, and why it shouldn't undermine protest. (Image: otto-yamamoto/Flickr)

The Politics of Frustration

Responses to grand jury decisions in the Michael Brown and Eric Garner cases demonstrate how powerlessness is a powerful thing.

By Brian O'Connor

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It seems that it is in those in-between spaces that the real danger lies, because that’s where it becomes hard to identify what is enjoyment and what is pain.

Bodies Electric

How examining the thin line between flattery and intimidation, and passion and violence, can lead to more questions than it

By Elizabeth Flock

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Holding Up a Mirror

The Brooklyn Quarterly talks with Markus Potter, director of 'Stalking the Bogeyman,' about theater, violence, and the dark side of

By Yaffa Fredrick

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Not Within Our Borders

Tracking the Ebola and Swine Flu epidemics within the US using Google Search Trends

By Sandy Nader and Alexia Nader