A Political and Literary Forum
Since 1970 North America has lost 29 percent of its bird population. New York City alone kills almost a quarter of a million birds each year. More than most people, poets have tried to respond to these unremarked—and mostly preventable—deaths.
The calculus of power isn’t defined by hits or clicks or tweets. It is measured in relationships and meaningful reactions over time.
30 years after the Wall, the story of Berlin's anarchist utopia.
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.
Walter Johnson, Tef Poe, Mordecai Lyon
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.
Salonee Bhaman, Pedro A. Regalado
A reading list on the privatization of public space.
Rosie Gillies, Boston Review
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.
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.
Jae Won Chung
Yugoslavia produced a thrilling variety of buildings—frequently departing from the prefabricated monotony of the Eastern Bloc.
Our best writers take on the retail giant.
History reminds us that firm and sometimes violent opposition to racists is a time-honored American tradition.
The Marxist-environmental historian Mike Davis has produced a rich corpus critical of capitalism.
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Bram Wispelwey, Michelle Morse
Robin Dembroff, Dee Payton
Noam Chomsky, David Barsamian
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