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.
Donald Trump talks over women, refuses to listen, won't take control of his bad habits – enough already.
What we and other responders learned that day would go on to spark major changes in U.S. emergency response efforts.