Can we earn a living on a living planet? (American Prospect)

Why it’s important not to reduce Nobel Prize-winning activist Malala Yousafzai to a caricature of the “bravest girl in the world.” Plus: What will Malala’s Nobel Prize mean for girls’ education? (Slate, NPR)

The hidden costs of being LGBT in America. (Autostraddle)

How informal lending circles can help low-income Americans build credit records and join the economic mainstream. (The New York Times)

A profile of the groundbreaking filmmaker Laura Poitras. (The New Yorker)