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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.

Pooja Makhijani

The Aging Immigrants Bringing a World of Dance to New Jersey

A troupe grooves toward empathy—and health—as local demographics shift.

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The South African Building That Came to Symbolize the Apocalypse

Ponte City, Africa’s tallest apartment block, is a mainstay of movies about the end of the world—but it was once an apartheid-era architectural triumph.

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The Private Lives of Vacant Homes

An art installation celebrates the spirit of boarded-up blocks of Baltimore and Japan.

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What a Refugee Chef Wants You to Know About the 'Day Without Immigrants'

Ryan McCaskey, the chef and proprietor at Chicago’s Michelin-starred Acadia restaurant, was evacuated from Vietnam as a toddler. Here’s why he shut down his restaurant in support of immigrant workers.

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What It's Really Like to Live in a 'Dorm for Adults'

I live in a “hacker house,” but I’m not a tech bro. Here’s why it’s not so crazy to share a home with 17 roommates.

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One Lucky Couple Is Going to Get Married on a Megabus

The company announced a competition for a free ceremony on one of its 80-seaters.

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How a Restaurant in Cyprus Is Bridging the Country's Divide

The Home Café brings Turkish and Greek Cypriots together for food and understanding.

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Finding Common Ground in the Subways of the World

Life Underground filmmaker Hervé Cohen travels to more than a dozen cities looking for the most powerful stories from commuters.

Jeanine Michna-Bales

Capturing the View Along the Underground Railroad

A new photography book visualizes what those 19th-century routes look like today.

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Enshrining the Sites of the Struggle for Civil Rights

The National Park Service is allocating $7.75 million in grants to shore up 39 places and projects across the U.S.

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The Limousine: Dividing Us for Over a Century

The preferred ride of the wealthy and powerful is an equally powerful cultural symbol.

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Curating Symbols of a Country in Turmoil

Museums and libraries are collecting ephemera that encapsulates social upheaval.

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Using Tinder in Your Hometown Is Like Visiting an Alternate Reality

Surfing the app on a trip back home can be a way of imagining what life would be like if you never left.

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The Hidden Fences of August Wilson's Birthplace

The structures both define and devalue a fabled Pittsburgh neighborhood.

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The Guatemalan Towns Plastered With Icons of America

When workers emigrate to the U.S., the regions they leave behind often adopt identities that straddle borders.

Alexander McBride Wilson

The Phone Booth for Japanese Mourners

On the outskirts of Otsuchi, a town battered by the 2011 tsunami, a rotary phone is a gathering place for people to recall loved ones lost.