Shauna Miller

Almost 90,000 New Yorkers Are Begging to Get in Through the 'Poor Door'

A controversial building has seen an extraordinary number of applicants for just 55 available affordable units.

How to Watch Porn Responsibly, According to Porn Stars

For starters, get out your credit card.

Passports, Ranked by 'Power'

Browse the world's passports by color, country, and most crucially, how many countries citizens can travel to without a visa.

These Teens Found Family in a 'Gay Gang'

The upcoming film Check It follows three years in the lives of a crew of gay and transgender teens in Washington, D.C.

When Providing Abortions in a 'Spa-Like' Atmosphere Is Progress

Carafem, a new pharmaceutical-only abortion clinic in D.C., aims to foster an environment that is calming, supportive—and unabashedly advertised.

Most U.S. Pot Smokers Do Not Hold College Degrees. So What?

There's zero indication that the availability of legal weed will somehow be worse for lower income users.

U.K. Sex Workers Report High Job Satisfaction

While punitive laws aimed at "protecting" sex workers gain steam, workers themselves frame their experiences more positively.

Top Cops in New York and D.C. on Weed: A Study in Contrasts

NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton and D.C. Police Chief Cathy Lanier disagree on marijuana and its relationship to violent crimes. Or do they?

When Sex Means Survival for LGBTQ Teens

A new study reveals the reasons that LGBTQ teens find themselves pushed into the sex trade—and why the cycle is so hard to break.

'Hotel 22': Silicon Valley's All-Night Rolling Homeless Shelter

Filmmaker Elizabeth Lo's new short offers an up-close look at how public buses help the homeless survive in one of America's wealthiest counties.

Why LGBTQ Seniors Need a Housing Strategy of Their Own

A new coalition of advocacy groups aims to help cities plan affordable housing geared toward the aging LGBTQ community.

The Sorry State of 'Good Samaritan' Laws

Whether you can safely help a stranger during a crisis largely depends on where you live.

How to Paint a 'Love Letter' to a City

Stephen Powers and ICY Signs resuscitate the art of sign-painting—along with the morale of those in Baltimore's poorest neighborhoods.

2014's Biggest Winner Was Marijuana

This year saw support for medical and recreational weed grow all over the country. The smoke is still clearing on what it all means.

Local Charities Seem Great If You're White and Rich

Many factors influence people's attitudes about community service organizations, including whether or not they know those groups exist.

Public Bathrooms Are Gender Battlegrounds, Mostly Due to Terrible Signage

Well-designed, simple signs can solve real problems for gender-nonconforming people while diffusing political noise. 

How to Take Pictures in Public Without Being a Jerk

Four seasoned practitioners give firsthand advice on etiquette for an Instagram world.