Craig Mills is a New York City-based freelance writer and editor. He teaches writing and research at NYU and reports on social issues, education, and politics.

Pushing Back

It’s all the rage now: Dump on multiculturalism and identity. But identities are vitally important in motivating voters. And besides, white people have them, too.

Radical Chic

When you’re walking a picket line or storming a barricade, what you wear says as much about you as that manifesto you’re brandishing. Gaining respect means dressing up.

Knotty Choice

The necktie may no longer be a required part of business attire, but some men just can’t quit them. As for those who go with the bow tie, they’ve been passionate forever.