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Rebuilding Life in Newark After the 1967 Riots

Mayor Ras Baraka’s journey from impressionable child to the seat of power in a wounded American city.

Why Memorializing America's History of Racism Matters

A project to place historical markers at sites where African Americans were lynched is “slow-going,” but necessary.

No More 'Poor Doors' in NYC

A new provision will prohibit separate entrances in apartment buildings with units for low-income and market-rate tenants.

How U.S. Schools Are Failing Immigrant Children

A 40-year-old Supreme Court decision obligates schools to assist English-language learners. San Francisco has just been ordered to figure out how.

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18 Reasons America Should Adopt a Per-Mile Driving Fee

The complete case, in one chart-filled list.

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An Intro to 'Fluxos,' São Paulo's Latest Funk Music Craze

Teenage casanovas, booming car speakers, and freaky dance moves make these street parties a weekly destination for the city’s music fans.

Why Employment Protections Must Be the Next Step for LGBTQ Americans

After 40 years of efforts, there is still no federal law protecting queer and trans workers from job discrimination. This failure is keeping those communities in poverty.

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Wealth Doesn't Trickle Down, But the Effects of Housing Discrimination Do

From 1990 to 2010, wealth has accumulated in ever-richer neighborhoods, thanks in part to exclusionary housing practices.

The Weekend's Best Gay Marriage-Themed Drink Specials

From Scalia's Tears to Ruth Bader Gin & Juice to the Pride Cocktail Tree.

A Psychiatrist for Your City: Best #Cityreads of the Week

A roundup of the best stories on cities and urbanism we've come across in the last seven days.

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How to Celebrate Gay Pride Without Being a Jerk

Etiquette rules don’t fly out the window just because everyone’s wearing feather boas. Here’s how to be respectful, even in your sequined finest.

Bulldoze Moscow With This Classic Arcade-Game App

Remember Arkanoid? It’s back—to illustrate a real-life architecture crisis.

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Where LGBTQ Americans Can Now Marry

The states where same-sex marriage is now legal in the United States.

A Deadly Expressway in the Middle of an Olmsted Park

After the death of a child on the Scajaquada, or New York Route 198, Buffalo locals are demanding changes.

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What Montreal's Skateboarding 'Epidemic' Looked Like 50 Years Ago

The 1966 film The Devil’s Toy documented the city’s skateboarding culture—and those who feared it.

The 'Great Migration' Was About Racial Terror, Not Jobs

“The North and the Congress basically gave up on equality for African Americans, and that set us on a course that we have not yet recovered from.”

Pink Flamingos and the Landscape of American Taste

What the iconic lawn ornament says about class and aesthetics.

The 3-Part Plan to Alleviate California's Drought

Beyond the lack of rain and decades of very bad water policies, California has some of the best resources for setting things right.

How Can We Understand the Charleston Shootings? With This Syllabus

A group of professors have created the #Charlestonsyllabus to illustrate the histories of faith, race, and violence that collided in a mass murder.

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An Incredibly Detailed Map of Europe's Population Shifts

The map provides a level of detail previously unavailable. It is the first ever to collect data published by all of Europe’s municipalities.