Adam Chandler

Adam Chandler

Adam Chandler is a former staff writer at The Atlantic. He is the author of Drive-Thru Dreams: A Journey Through the Heart of America's Fast-Food Kingdom.

McDonald's Restaurants Are America's Ultimate 'Third Places'

Americans have fewer and fewer spaces to gather. That’s where nuggets come in.

Americans Can Soon Buy Groceries Online With Food Stamps

A new program will allow low-income families to purchase goods that they might not have access to locally.

What It’s Like to Be an Immigration Attorney Just Before Trump Takes Office

One lawyer says that she’s seen a tenfold increase in calls, emails, and inquiries to her firm since the election.

Infrastructure Is Only Popular Without Concrete Details

Left-leaning economists, Democrats, and Republicans may agree with Donald Trump about the need to rebuild and repair, but how to pay for it is another issue.

Minimum-Wage Increases: A Big Winner on Election Night

At least 2 million Americans will get raises after ballot measures passed in a handful of states.

An Exit for an Iconic Deli

After nearly 80 years in Manhattan, the Carnegie Deli is the latest gut-busting spot to close its doors.

Predictable Schedules Are the New $15 Minimum Wage

Following San Francisco’s lead, Seattle and New York City have introduced initiatives to regularize workers’ hours.

A Tale of Two Cities' Language Requirements for Drivers

Why is New York scrapping its language test for cab drivers at the same time London is planning to enact a similar one?

Where the Poor Spend More Than 10 Percent of Their Income on Energy

Hint: It’s almost everywhere in the United States.

What Happens to the Coins People Toss Into Fountains?

There’s a lot of confusion about the secret life of submerged pennies.

What Should the 'Sharing Economy' Really Be Called?

Many people aren’t familiar with the term that encompasses businesses like Uber and Airbnb, while others argue that the phrase may be deceptive.

Why Some Restaurants Are Walking Back Their No-Tipping Policies

A major chain and a high-profile New York spot have reversed course on a dining trend that’s come to be tied to workers’ welfare.

Shutting Down France Over Uber

Widespread protests in French cities have been marked by burning tires, multiple arrests, and impenetrable traffic.

Mali Hostage Crisis: What We Know

Gunmen have killed at least three people and taken 170 guests and staff members hostage at a luxury hotel in the capital city of Bamako.

The Latest Reports: Details on the Deadly Paris Attacks

The Islamic State has claimed responsibility for the coordinated attacks that killed at least 129 people. French President Francois Hollande has vowed a “merciless” response.

Overtime Gets a Break

President Obama announced a regulation to more than double the threshold for overtime pay. How much will this help the American middle class?

Dzokhar Tsarnaev Gets the Death Penalty

On Friday, a federal jury applied six of the 17 capital counts to the surviving Boston Marathon bomber.

'We Disagree With Any Implication That Freddie Gray Severed His Own Spinal Cord'

A leaked police report suggests that the Baltimore man tried to injure himself, a notion that his family and supporters angrily reject.

A Marathon Through the Shadows

Despite the Dzhokhar Tsarnaev trial, Boston's annual race begins to resemble itself.

Walking Out for a $15 Wage

Protesters mobilized in hundred of cities across the country and the world yesterday to demand higher pay.