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A Groundbreaking 1961 Documentary Laid Bare Chicago's Racial Disparities

Ten years after the Cicero riots came an award-winning film called The City of Necessity.

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San Antonio Hotel to Guests: If the Spurs Win, Be Prepared for a Riot

Have we resigned ourselves to violence following championship games?

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How Rioters Act Like Shoppers

Researchers say looters make rational decisions about how far they’re willing to travel to steal what they want.

Introducing 'Riot,' the Video Game Based on Actual Violent Uprisings Around the World

Take on the role of violent agitators or the police in this atmospheric smartphone simulator.

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What Mosh Pits Can Teach Us About Crowd Control in Public Spaces

Though they look like a mess of humanity, the pits actually follow a set of rules.

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Riots in Belfast After City Council Votes to Lower Union Jack

Tensions are never far beneath the surface in Ulster.

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Athens Is Still Athens

The portrait of the city as a burnt-out hellscape has little basis in reality.

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The Divided Global City

Global class conflict is still playing out on a local scale.

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Fear and Loathing in Athens

Headlines tell of a city gripped by violent riots, but the reality is more complicated.

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How Urban Design Affects Ethnic or Religious Tensions

You can't design your way out of conflict, but the way we build neighborhoods can either help or hinder polarized communities, and maybe even prevent radicalization in the first place.

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This Week in Bans: Beijing's Public Toilets to Become Fly-Free

Also, L.A. outlaws plastic bags; Lady Gaga ponders violent threats in Jakarta; and much more.

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Vancouver's Plan to Avoid Another Hockey Riot

This year, the city will spread NHL fans out to TV-outfitted community centers and hire an events planner to make the atmosphere more "festive."

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The People and Places Behind England’s Summer Riots

A new report examines social and physical factors behind August's violent protests

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Surveillance Technology and the Modern Protest

The ability to identify people from even short clips of video is rapidly improving