History, Politics

The Peruvian Corruption-Buster Bigger Than Mueller

With his implacable pursuit of the presidential trio, the corruption-busting prosecutor José Domingo Pérez has established an international template for how to prosecute former heads of state on graft charges.

The Peruvian Corruption-Buster Bigger Than Mueller
Media, Science

The Rise Of Junk Science

Fake publications are corrupting the world of research—and influencing real news. At the most benign level of the junk industry are papers, published in journals with no effective screening process, that are obvious nonsense.

The Rise Of Junk Science
Media, Science, Tech

Hollywood Is Quietly Using AI To Help Decide Which Movies To Make

AI will tell you who to cast and predict how much money you’ll make. Despite skepticism about specific applications, the tide might be turning. A single factor has convinced Hollywood to stop dismissing big data: Netflix.

Hollywood Is Quietly Using AI To Help Decide Which Movies To Make
Architecture, Innovation

‘The Coolest White Paint’ Can Cool Down An Entire City

UNStudio has developed a paint dubbed The Coolest White Paint. By limiting the amount of light and therefore heat a building absorbs, the paint reduces the need for air-conditioning and the impact of urban heat islands.

‘The Coolest White Paint’ Can Cool Down An Entire City
History

The Forgotten History Of Greensboro’s A&T/Dudley Revolt

In May 1969, a controversial election for student body president at Dudley High School in Greensboro, North Carolina, turned into an open revolt against police repression and racial segregation.

The Forgotten History Of Greensboro’s A&T/Dudley Revolt
Cities, Economics

In San Francisco, Tech Money Doesn’t Buy Happiness

In the midst of a housing crisis, an injection of cash into the superheated real-estate market seems likely to cause an uptick in evictions and displacement.

In San Francisco, Tech Money Doesn’t Buy Happiness
Inspiration

Nakamura Hiroshi

Cities, History

How Philadelphia Became “The First City That Bombed Itself”

In 1985, an armed standoff between Philadelphia police and members of a radical black liberation group, resulted in the deaths of eleven people. No police officers or city officials were ever charged for their role in what’s known as the MOVE bombing.

How Philadelphia Became “The First City That Bombed Itself”
Long Reads

Faith, Friendship, And Tragedy At Santa Fe High

Sabika Sheikh, a Muslim exchange student from Pakistan with dreams of changing the world, struck up an unlikely friendship with an evangelical Christian girl. The two became inseparable—until the day a fellow student opened fire.

Faith, Friendship, And Tragedy At Santa Fe High
Cities, Life

The Suburbs Are Coming To A City Near You

In some ways, living in a dense urban area has become much more pleasant for certain types of people — namely the affluent and those who prize proximity to the action above all else. Is a city still a city if urban living is a luxury good?

The Suburbs Are Coming To A City Near You
Architecture, Photos, World

Futuristic Photos From High-Rise Towers In Paris Suburbs

As a child, Laurent Kronental walked past Les Tours Aillaud, a group of eighteen residential towers in the Paris suburbs, in wonderment. As an adult, the looming high-rises, home to some 1600 apartments, continued to haunt his subconscious.

Futuristic Photos From High-Rise Towers In Paris Suburbs
Architecture, Cities

How I. M. Pei Shaped The Modern City

I. M. Pei died at the age of 102 after a long career as an architect of great renown. The China-born, U.S.-trained architect took on commissions that helped reshape cities around the world through the second half of the 20th century.

How I. M. Pei Shaped The Modern City
History, Media

Psychiatry, Racism, And The Birth Of ‘Sesame Street’

How an African-American psychiatrist helped design a groundbreaking television show as a radical therapeutic tool for helping minority preschoolers.

Psychiatry, Racism, And The Birth Of ‘Sesame Street’
Inspiration

Petra Eriksson

Business, Long Reads, Tech

Inside Google’s Civil War

With its “Don’t be evil” mantra, Google was a central player in creating the rosy optimism of the tech boom. Some employees say Google is losing touch with that motto. What happens when an empowered tech workforce rebels?

Inside Google’s Civil War
Design, Products

TAIT Design Co. Perpetual Wall Calendar

A functional art piece for the home or office, this large-scale wall calendar may be used year after year. Participate in the ritual of time-keeping with each passing day by simply rotating the month, day and day-of-the-week discs. Price: $56.

TAIT Design Co. Perpetual Wall Calendar
World

What’s It Like To Be Among The First To Motorbike In Jordan?

Riding along the Desert Highway, northwest of the famed Wadi Rum on a large-bore, high-powered motorcycle was a joy afforded only by Jordanian royalty for nearly four decades.

What’s It Like To Be Among The First To Motorbike In Jordan?
History

Why The Brazilian Soccer Team Wouldn’t Wear White – Until Now

White is also the color that the Brazilian national soccer team was wearing in the infamous “Maracanazo” match, a decisive showdown against Uruguay in the 1950 World Cup. Nearly 70 years later Brazil is ready to tempt fate.

Why The Brazilian Soccer Team Wouldn’t Wear White – Until Now
Nature, Science, World

Deep In The Ocean’s Trenches, The Legacy Of Nuclear Testing Lives

Evidence of Cold War nuclear testing has made its way to the deepest reaches of the Pacific Ocean. The discovery of “bomb carbon” miles below the surface shows how deep human impact goes.

Deep In The Ocean’s Trenches, The Legacy Of Nuclear Testing Lives
Economics, Life, Long Reads

Why Does It Feel Like Everyone Has More Money Than You?

Financial help from parents comes in many forms, and it’s the basis of so many success stories. So why do millennials act like it doesn’t exist? Harper’s Bazaar examines the myth—and tyranny—of the “self-made” success story.

Why Does It Feel Like Everyone Has More Money Than You?
Inspiration

Rosanna Tasker

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