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The Stubborn Problem of Ageism in Hiring

When older adults expect to encounter age discrimination, it can set off a cycle that leads to long-term unemployment.

Blair Sampson/USDA

What's Behind San Francisco's Plague of Flies?

A brief history of the California city’s hopeless battle against invasive insects.

Judi Bottoni/AP

Saving NoLa's Favorite Mardi Gras Cocktail From Extinction

No one knows why Ojen became so popular in the city, but it has long been the party liqueur of choice.

Nick David and Jack Flynn

How Carnival Dancers Prepare to Hit the Street

This short film profiles a troupe getting ready to boogie in Hackney.

Jeff Chiu/AP Photo

In California's Commuter Rail Drama, Nobody's a Winner

Except, ironically, proponents of high-speed rail, the likely target of a major federal grant delay.

Branden Camp/AP

What Police and Poor Communities Really Think of Each Other

People in high-crime neighborhoods are willing to partner with law enforcement, new research shows—but they’re wary of how they’ll be treated.

Stanza

DIY Your Own City Symphony With This Database of Urban Noise

The London artist Stanza has been crowdsourcing sounds from various cities since the ‘90s and wants people to use them for personal projects.

Eric Miller/Reuters

Do You Want to Be the Mall of America's Writer-in-Residence?

The massive shopping center, to celebrate its 25th anniversary, wants to bring on an artist—to write in the mall, about the mall, and for the mall.

New World Symphony

Turning Street Noise Into a City Symphony

An MIT composer is collecting snippets of sound to turn Miami and Philadelphia into audio masterpieces.

Lucy Nicholson/Reuters

Anatomy of a NIMBY

Restricting housing construction does not just hurt developers—it makes housing less affordable for everyone. But to overcome neighborhood resistance, you need to understand what drives it.

High Line Art

Is There Room on the High Line For Monumental Art?

Starting in 2018, the elevated park’s piazza-like Plinth will host a series of large—and possibly politically charged—public art pieces.

Green Bloc

In Vancouver, a Climate Program That's All About the Neighbors

Community events and a little friendly competition simplify the enormous task of slashing carbon footprints.

Seth Wenig/AP

How One Nonprofit Breaks the Cycle of Incarceration

Staffed mostly by ex-offenders, New York’s Fortune Society works to build a safety net for its clients, even before they’re released from jail or prison.

Mike Blake/Reuters

Teen Hunger Is Still Overlooked

A new working paper examines how poor U.S. families make tough decisions about stretching limited food.

David W Cerny/Reuters

NYC Readers! Come to Our Upcoming HappyHourLab

We’re trying something new, and we hope you’ll join us.

Revisiting the Glitzy Safe Havens of NYC's Drag Ball Culture

The new documentary Kiki returns to a community for LGBTQ youths of color first examined in the landmark film Paris Is Burning.

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What the Instagram of the 1970s Reveals About L.A.

Young photographers infiltrated academic slide libraries with radical images of a changing Los Angeles.

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When Street Parking Becomes a Pop-Up Bus Lane

An experiment in Everett, Massachusetts, has meant shorter rides for both transit users and drivers.