The novelist Colson Whitehead talks about the truth behind his alternative history of the pre-Civil War South—and why he can’t stop writing about trains.
The Department of Justice plans to phase out private prisons. Too bad this won’t affect the civil detention centers that are run by the same for-profit companies.
Immigration agents are forbidden from conducting operations in “sensitive locations.” But recents raids appear to defy the policy.
A Gallup economist finds little evidence that low income, unemployment, or loss of manufacturing jobs are behind the candidate’s popularity.
PlanPhilly visualized a decade of city data showing street-side bacchanalia.
A record 60.6 million Americans are living with grandma and grandpa.
“One complex transit map, for one complex transit-reliant city.”
And that’s the most optimistic estimate.
An exhibition showcases the works of three photographers who capture the chaos of a rapidly urbanizing continent.
A Google web documentary takes a look inside the city’s informal settlements.
A Nigerian-American architect imagines one of the densest, fastest-growing cities in the world.
A new game lets players and transit wonks tailor the city’s extensive but imperfect system to their needs—or overhaul it completely.
University of Oxford researchers are mapping unlit areas around the world in an attempt to measure global poverty.
Cartographers visualized the neighborhoods that will suffer most—and worked out the best alternative routes into Manhattan.
Renzo Picasso wanted to build seven-layer "superstreets" through American cities.
When aliens visit Earth, they naturally assume cars run the world. It’s not such an outlandish idea anymore.
Governor Andrew Cuomo revealed details of his plan to make over the city’s aging transit system.
A military coup is unfolding in Turkey.