Police violence is like a nuclear bomb. The initial impact only causes a fraction of the deaths to come.
Three innovative projects set to be completed this year are geared toward strengthening communities that have been left out of the economic recovery.
The president is urging lawmakers to end the program in the aftermath of the deadliest attack in New York City since 9/11. Doing so would be a mistake.
Sayfullo Saipov, the suspect in the Manhattan bike path attack, wasn't a devout Muslim. He cursed and came late to prayers. A terrorism expert explains why such a man may want to be a martyr.
Long after the hurricane's over and the power comes back, residents can still experience lasting mental health issues.
Paris generates nearly a third of France’s GDP, yet the city falls short as a destination for immigrant entrepreneurs.
In the country's wealthiest cities, gentrification is a dirty word. But it's all relative – just ask Hartford and Columbus.
In New York City, hair salons are one of the few cultural spaces for Dominican women to bond. But they also perpetuate legacies of racism and colonialism.
Lee's film about a drug dealer facing jail started shooting before the World Trade Centre attacks – and it captures New York through its period of trauma.
We asked five architecture experts to name one building or structure they wish had been preserved, but couldn't resist the tides of decay, development and discrimination.
The newspaper's new owners harken back to a tradition of labor-led media in the early part of the 20th century, which represented a bulwark against corporate power.
The courts are saying that down-and-out Americans have a right to seek curbside alms despite efforts to ban the practice. Two scholars have come up with an alternative to anti-panhandling ordinances.
We can't return degraded landscapes to their original state but we can change the way people relate to their local environments.
Tupac's sensitivity, intelligence and creativity confronted the hostile forces that antagonized black youth across the country in the 1970s and 1980s.
Yelp and Twitter can help us spot food poisoning outbreaks quickly. But a new study shows the data favor some communities over others.
Just as Fitzgerald's career was taking off, jazz was under attack for its purported connection to drug culture. If she wanted to become a mainstream superstar, she needed to make a choice.
Arguably the most obscene and offensive work of fiction ever written is going to be sold in America as a mainstream classic for the first time.
The fifth generation of tall buildings are here, and they're more efficient than ever before.
If police officers are sent to museums to train observational skills, shouldn't literary texts be used to teach empathy?
In the story of Manhattan's Le Pavillon and its irascible manager, a food historian sees the rise and fall of French cuisine in America.