Mark Mothersbaugh + Beatie Wolfe’s “Postcards for Democracy” Project

Support the country's crucial postal service and create a collective work of art at the same time

Equal parts political, creative, playful and practical, Mark Mothersbaugh and Beatie Wolfe’s Postcards for Democracy calls for tangible public interest and action in saving the USPS—an essential civic institution and fundamental element of the United States. Whether one sees it as sabotage or a misguided lack of funding, the demise of the postal service will lead to a catastrophic election, as millions around the country …

Seven Oft-Overlooked Queer Activists

Pride season, as Them says, oftentimes doubles as queer history month. While many people are aware of significant names like Harvey Milk, Martha P Johnson and Sylvia Rivera, there are countless lesser-known individuals who played (and continue to play) vital roles in fighting for rights, representation and acceptance for the LGBTQ+ community. From Karl Heinrich Ulrichs to Harry Hay and Victoria Cruz, Them has created …

Chinese Artist Ai Weiwei Finally Receives His Passport

After four years of being essentially locked inside his home country, Chinese artist Ai Weiwei has finally been given back his passport. Ai was first detained in 2011 while attempting to travel to Hong Kong and was subsequently charged with tax evasion—an accusation he attributes to his social and political activism against China. Since then, he’s been organizing his acclaimed international exhibitions from home. Now—with …