Changing the Story of Inequality
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Co-published with WNYC Studios. Businesses like Avocaderia are creating jobs in Sunset Park, Brooklyn. But at what cost?
Co-published with WNYC Studios. To understand why cooperative apartments outnumber condos in NYC, you have to visit Sunset Park, Brooklyn.
Co-published with The Baffler. The great enclosure of the marijuana commons.
Co-published with The Guardian. Shows like Ozark, Billions and Empire are a new kind of aspirational television, about a 1% that lives with impunity.
Co-published with The Guardian. Researchers are exploring how community, connection and trust could help protect society’s most vulnerable.
Co-published with The Guardian. Instead of working to give robots personhood status, we should concentrate on protecting human workers – and decelerate the push to automate jobs.
Co-published with WNYC Studios. When it's hot, over 50 free public pools in NYC become a real life saver.
Co-published with WNYC Studios. Housing advocates are trying to take multi-pronged approach to manage what they see as the slow encroachment of gentrification.
Co-published with The Nation. For a few weeks in Portland, I got a glimpse of what real solidarity looks like.
Co-published with WNYC Studios. These days, the Garment District is shrinking as companies struggle with competition overseas and high rents at home.
Co-published with Quartz. My odyssey from the middle class to Ace Check Cashing, speaking with a teller through a window of three-inch-thick bulletproof-glass, was simultaneously surreal and jarring.
On The Ground
Co-published with The Guardian. In a tiny south-eastern Ohio town in the Appalachian foothills, the Hazel Ginsburg Well is holding waste from out-of-state fracking operations – a sludge of toxic chemicals and undrinkable water.
Co-published with The Guardian. Local journalism is doing great work across the country while fighting cutbacks and tight budgets. But we need people to stop expecting news to be free.
Co-published with The Guardian. Poverty, police abuse, record prison rates and education cuts that mean a four-day school week. Why are public services failing Oklahomans?
Co-published with The Guardian and Mountain Outlaw Magazine. Elliott D. Woods spent time in Phillips County in northern Montana, where public land is a source of life to which ranchers are intimately connected. If the plan to transfer lands to the states succeeds, it will mean a radical restructuring of the economy and the culture of the West.
Co-published with The Guardian. The national media failed to cover large swathes of the US pre-election, while rural voices have been quieted by the decimation of local news. Our On The Ground project aims to remedy these issues.