A Highway That Doesn’t Exist Is Strangling a Black Neighborhood
Co-published with Bloomberg City Lab. In the Louisiana city of Shreveport, residents of Allendale have spent decades fighting a highway expansion. Even if they succeed, the neighborhood is …
How This Subway Dancer Carries On The “Litefeet” Legacy In NYC
Co-published with Buzzfeed News. In an illustrated essay, Molly Crabapple talks to Sony Jayy, one of the many New York City hip hop dancers behind “showtime” on the …
Co-published with Harper’s Magazine. Can empty houses help solve homelessness?
Skid Row’s Toilet Crisis: How A Basic Necessity Became A Political Battle
Co-published with The Guardian. The neighborhood is home to 4,400 unhoused people. Its restroom options fall short of the UN standard for refugee camps.
The 2028 L.A. Olympics Are Already Creating a Housing Disaster
Co-published with The New Republic. As the city prepares for the World Cup in 2026 and the Olympics two years later, longtime residents are being forced out.
Taxpayers Spent Over Half a Million Dollars to Clean Homeless Encampments in Salt Lake County in 2021
Co-published with The Salt Lake Tribune. Advocates say money would have been better spent on housing and services.
Jen Fitzgerald: A Poet Without a Home
Co-published with The Nation. As the pandemic closed down New York City, Fitzgerald found her daughter and herself priced out of a place to live.
There’s a Term for the Avalanche of Paperwork We All Deal With
Co-published with The Nation. When Lisa Ventura’s father needed help filing for unemployment, she got an overload of what experts call “administrative burden.”
The Water Boy’s Hustle
Co-published with Canopy Atlanta and Atlanta Magazine. Officials deemed water sales along highway exits a threat. But for one West End teenager, …
How This City in a Deep Red State Is Helping Immigrants During COVID-19
Co-published with Latino Rebels. Despite being in one of the reddest states in the nation, Tulsa is leading the way in breaking down barriers for immigrants and …
Dispatches from the Battle for Portland
Co-published with Columbia Journalism Review and The New Yorker. EHRP photographer Rian Dundon captures the ongoing battle for Portland, Oregon, in striking detail.
Pulling Down ‘the Wall of No’ on Police Reform in Minneapolis
Co-published with The New York Review of Books. An intimate look at how Minneapolis is rebuilding — and reforming — itself after the police killing of …