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
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
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’
Art, Nature

Smithsonian Artefacts Offer Insights Into Climate Change

Institute’s collections are helping to provide an understanding of how global warming affects specific locations. Paintings of Venice show rising sea levels and tracking France’s vanishing Mer de Glace in paintings and daguerreotypes.

Smithsonian Artefacts Offer Insights Into Climate Change
Long Reads, Science

The Race To Develop The Moon

For science, profit, and pride, China, the U.S., and private companies are hunting for resources on the lunar surface. It’s not difficult to imagine moon development, like all development, proceeding less than peacefully, and less than equitably.

The Race To Develop The Moon
Business, Food, Life, Long Reads

The Price Of Plenty: How Beef Changed America

Exploitation and predatory pricing drove the transformation of the US beef industry – and created the model for modern agribusiness. The industrial slaughterhouse was a triumph of human ingenuity as well as a site of brutal labor exploitation.

The Price Of Plenty: How Beef Changed America
Inspiration

Nakamura Hiroshi

Cities, Long Reads, Politics

Vision And Reality In San Francisco’s Tech Corridor

When the ‘Twitter tax break’ took effect eight years ago, it was intended to draw tech companies to rundown Mid-Market Street and lead to a neighborhood revitalization. Did it succeed?

Vision And Reality In San Francisco’s Tech Corridor
Health, Long Reads, Politics

The Mystery Of The Millionaire Hermit

He spent years scrimping and saving. But without a will, where’s his money going? When someone dies without a will, family trees dictate where the money goes. Each state has its own method to determine the line of succession.

The Mystery Of The Millionaire Hermit
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