Etiquette

Butcher Gerardo 'Tolo' Martínez in a scene from "A Good Butcher."

A Hispanic Butcher Illustrates the Changing Culture of North Carolina

This short documentary offers a glimpse into a butcher's store where whites, African Americans, and Hispanics are united by food.

A participant holds a candle during a vigil in memory of the victims of the Pulse gay nightclub shooting

One Year After the Pulse Massacre, an Orlando Group Confronts LGBT Death Head-On

For this community, “death isn't hypothetical or further down the line.”

Kamau Ware and a handful of tour-goers on the streets of the Financial District in New York

Retracing Black Gotham

A walking tour and graphic novel series memorialize Manhattan’s earliest African residents.

A safe-passage sign outside an elementary school in Chicago's Englewood neighborhood

Redefining Manhood Amid Violence in Chicago

A youth counseling program lets kids take the lead to navigate ethics and integrity.

Ruth, 35 years old, has been working with flowers since she arrived to the United States at the age of 18. She works in a flower truck on the corner of White Plains Road and Story Avenue with her 3 sons and others.

A Neighborhood Look at Immigrant Life

These photos, taken by middle- and high-school students, reveal glimpses of the contributions immigrants make in their community in the South Bronx.

Two men, dressed in military uniforms, chat with a woman in a flowy dress and pearls.

At These Costume Parties, Londoners Take Refuge in Blitz Nostalgia

The rose-tinted look at history is bumping against current terror attacks.

A young boy in front of plane at an airport

What Family Photos Reveal About National Identity

The Royal Ontario Museum is staging an exhibition devoted to snapshots—and what it means to be Canadian.

Installation view “City of Queen Anne’s Lace” at Wasserman Projects, José Yaque works courtesy Galleria Continua, Alejandro Campins works courtesy Sean Kelly Gallery NY, Image by P.D. Rearick

Two Cuban-Born Artists Depict Detroit's Resurgence

In a new exhibition, Alejandro Campins and José Yaque capture the energy of the city’s past while exploring its future.

People in Havana gather on benches at night to connect to one of 237 wi-fi hotspots

Meet the Cubans Who Find Connection in Havana's Wi-Fi Parks

“Years ago, I wrote letters. Now I talk to my son every day.”

In a stunt that's gone viral, Elyse Chelsea Clark organized an fake engagement photoshoot to proclaim her love for Popeyes.

The New Urban Fried-Chicken Crisis

The life and death and rebirth of fried chicken in American cities.

People mill around in front of a gold-painted shipping container, part of the Portals Project, where they can share experiences around policing with residents around the world.

The 'Portals' Encouraging Real Conversations About Policing and Race

Two Yale professors are using immersive technology to enable connections between communities of color in low-income neighborhoods across four U.S. cities.

A visitor stands in front of an exhibition at of the House of European History in Brussels

Defining European Identity in a Divided Europe

A new museum, the House of European History, highlights the tensions between national identities and transnational belonging.

A girl stoops to leave a hand-written thank-you note at Susan B. Anthony's grave.

Driving Through New York State's Human-Rights History

The state’s latest tourism campaign makes a point to focus on sites at the center of the LGBT movement and the push for abolition and women’s suffrage.

A child flies a kite at Nehru Nagar slum in Mumbai.

The Transformative Power of Play in Urban India

As urbanization shrinks places for recreation, Project KHEL finds new uses for slices of neighborhoods, parks, and fields and uses sports to introduce life skills to underserved kids.

A young man and his father in an auto garage, leaning against a souped-up vintage car

'Lowriders' Pictures the Nuanced Identities of L.A.'s Chicano Youth

This family drama takes some expected, even stereotypical turns. But it gets a lot of things right.

Women sit around a table drinking tea at the Hotel Roblin Paris in 1918.

Yes, Elite Women's Clubs Still Exist

In Washington, D.C., and other U.S. cities, members-only meetinghouses continue to occupy prime real estate.

A sign marks a nude beach in Germany.

Naked Germany, Straining at the Seams

Nudity, or Freikörperkultur, has long been a part of public life in Germany. Can it withstand an era of increasing globalization and tech?

An illustration of green parakeets strolling a crowded sidewalk in front of London's skyline

Chasing London's Cloud of Feral Parakeets

Tracking the green birds gave me a new vantage point on the city.

An illustration of dancing figures reflected in the water beneath a docked riverboat

Grooving to the Oldies at New Orleans's Temple of Uncool

A dance party on a riverboat casino highlights tensions about the city’s self-image, and its future.

Exploring Richmond's Underground Music Scene

The city’s network of DIY venues has carved out a space for people to connect, fostering a resilient creative community.