Articles tagged with cities

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Tef Poe Mordecai Lyon Walter Johnson

Harvard professor Walter Johnson and rapper Tef Poe reflect on their shared activism, and the place they see for allies—accomplices, even—in the long struggle for racial justice.

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Salonee Bhaman Pedro A. Regalado

New York public housing is plagued with problems, but it possesses a democratic advantage that voucher systems lack: residents can hold the state accountable not only as tenants but as constituents.

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Ruth Miller

What happens when we reframe complex social and political issues as technical puzzles? Two new books challenge modern cities' over-reliance on data and technology.

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Jae Won Chung

Hye-young Pyun’s surreal, violent novels reject stereotypes about Korean women’s writing, taking up global themes of environmental collapse and the loneliness of city life.

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Anthony Paletta

Yugoslavia produced a thrilling variety of buildings—frequently departing from the prefabricated monotony of the Eastern Bloc.

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Michael McCanne

History reminds us that firm and sometimes violent opposition to racists is a time-honored American tradition.

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Troy Vettese

The Marxist-environmental historian Mike Davis has produced a rich corpus critical of capitalism.

Ashley Dawson

Global capitalism is no longer simply characterized by uneven development, it is characterized by uneven disaster.