Erik Lorenzsonn

The winds that sweep through central Iowa's corn and soybean fields are a powerful force -- as I almost found out the hard way."You might want to hold on to that door," cautioned Bill Sutton, a laconic middle-aged farmer dressed in jeans and a pl... more

Jul 19, 2013 4:31 PM Dispatches

On January 26, 1992, fans of the Washington Redskins descended upon Minneapolis to watch their team play in Super Bowl XXVI. But before blithely filing into the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome to watch the game, they had to brush past a crowd of 2,0... more

Jun 22, 2013 6:40 PM Dispatches 1 Comments

There exists no better salve for a stressful week than seeing a big, dumb popcorn movie at the cinema. Spa retreats, bottles of wine, bike rides and Netflix accounts are wasted upon me; none of that can decompress me quite like a blockbuster does... more

May 28, 2013 2:02 PM Dispatches

Way back in 1918, The Progressive published an essay entitled "Muzzling of the Press," criticizing the extraordinary new powers granted to the President under The Espionage Act of 1917.The law allowed U.S. Presidents to prosecute leakers and supp... more

May 24, 2013 7:41 PM Magazine

As military officers whose job it was to combat sexual harassment and assault face charges of committing these crimes, we turn to our archives for a deeper look at the culture of rape and harassment in the military.Last year, 26,000 incidents of ... more

May 21, 2013 9:08 PM Dispatches

"Seneca Falls, Selma, and Stonewall," the first eBook in the Progressive's Hidden History series, is available for purchase, and a second entry commemorating Earth Day is upcoming! To mark the launch, we're shining a light on some great writing f... more

Apr 9, 2013 4:06 PM Dispatches

Why are there no peace correspondents?War correspondents are omnipresent on cable news networks -- in fact, they're the superstars of TV journalism. Anchors are just a pretty face, perched on swivel chairs and shuffling papers on top of laminate ... more

Mar 31, 2013 7:12 PM Dispatches

Sixty years ago this month, Francis Crick and James Watson published an article in Nature magazine. As you might know, it turned out to be sort of a big deal.The anniversary of the double-helix discovery intersects with another significant milest... more

Mar 30, 2013 2:15 PM Dispatches 1 Comments

It's official: "Seneca Falls, Selma, and Stonewall," is now available for purchase!This title kicks off our Hidden History series of e-books, which highlights buried treasures from the magazine's archives. In this entry, we bring you some memorab... more

Mar 9, 2013 2:53 PM Dispatches

The Day of Resistance was an hour-long pro-gun rally at locations across the country last Saturday, Feb. 16. It was held to oppose the twenty-three executive orders recently signed by President Obama as well as gun control in general.I traveled t... more

Feb 26, 2013 8:58 PM Dispatches