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As cities worldwide emerge from the social and economic devastation wrought by the coronavirus pandemic, urban planners have discovered a newfound enthusiasm for localized and pedestrianized urban life. In recent months, however, the concept of the ...

The 15-Minute Conspiracy

As cities worldwide emerge from the social and economic devastation wrought by the coronavirus pandemic, urban planners have discovered a newfound enthusiasm for localized and pedestrianized urban life. In recent months, however, the concept of the ...

Ask any government statistician: The B-1 Bomber won us the Cold War. Not in the way you might think. No bomber ever dropped payloads over Russia, and the victory wasn’t overnight. But by its specific characteristics—anti-radar stealth, low-altitu...

Fighting With Numbers

Ask any government statistician: The B-1 Bomber won us the Cold War. Not in the way you might think. No bomber ever dropped payloads over Russia, and the victory wasn’t overnight. But by its specific characteristics—anti-radar stealth, low-altitu...

Debates about fertility rates rage around the world. India is no exception. As a country where family and children are valued above nearly all else, this fact is unsurprising. But focus on family often comes at great cost for India’s women. In a na...

After the Clock Stops Ticking

Debates about fertility rates rage around the world. India is no exception. As a country where family and children are valued above nearly all else, this fact is unsurprising. But focus on family often comes at great cost for India’s women. In a na...

In an anonymous statement to the United Nations Programme on HIV and AIDS (UNAIDS), an Egyptian woman described in painful detail her family’s reaction to her contracting HIV: They ostracized her, beat her, and withheld her inheritance. In an attem...

A Spreading STIgma

In an anonymous statement to the United Nations Programme on HIV and AIDS (UNAIDS), an Egyptian woman described in painful detail her family’s reaction to her contracting HIV: They ostracized her, beat her, and withheld her inheritance. In an attem...

On January 28, 2023, US officials first noticed a mysterious object floating over the Aleutian Islands off the coast of Alaska. The object subsequently traveled over western Canada before floating back into US airspace in northern Idaho on January 31...

Eyes on the Sky: The Dramatization of Sky Politics

On January 28, 2023, US officials first noticed a mysterious object floating over the Aleutian Islands off the coast of Alaska. The object subsequently traveled over western Canada before floating back into US airspace in northern Idaho on January 31...

If the war in Ukraine can be said to have a silver lining, it is the bringing together of a nation once sharply divided along linguistic, geographical, and class lines. Since Russia’s invasion in February, ordinary Ukrainians and oligarchs alike ha...

Cutting Blank Checks

If the war in Ukraine can be said to have a silver lining, it is the bringing together of a nation once sharply divided along linguistic, geographical, and class lines. Since Russia’s invasion in February, ordinary Ukrainians and oligarchs alike ha...

Brazil’s Cerrado region, the most biodiverse savannah in the world, is home to the geraizeiros, a native population of mixed Afro-Indigenous and European descent. Since their arrival in western Bahia over 200 years ago, the geraizeiros have lived i...

Cadastre Disaster

Brazil’s Cerrado region, the most biodiverse savannah in the world, is home to the geraizeiros, a native population of mixed Afro-Indigenous and European descent. Since their arrival in western Bahia over 200 years ago, the geraizeiros have lived i...

A girl of just 15 sobbed on live television while her coach questioned why she hadn’t kept fighting. The silver medalist broke down, repeatedly insisting she would never compete again. And the gold medalist looked despondent on the podium, later de...

Sanctions on Ice

A girl of just 15 sobbed on live television while her coach questioned why she hadn’t kept fighting. The silver medalist broke down, repeatedly insisting she would never compete again. And the gold medalist looked despondent on the podium, later de...

This June, a violent clash broke out in Tanzania between a group of indigenous Maasai herders and Tanzanian state security forces. In response to a protest about land rights, police opened fire on the Maasai with tear gas and live ammunition, injurin...

Tanzanian Tourist Trap

This June, a violent clash broke out in Tanzania between a group of indigenous Maasai herders and Tanzanian state security forces. In response to a protest about land rights, police opened fire on the Maasai with tear gas and live ammunition, injurin...

For the past decade, progressive discourse around sex work has revolved around which comprehensive national legal approach—decriminalization or legalization—is most effective. As politicians in the United States engage in perpetual conflict over ...

The World’s Oldest Profession

For the past decade, progressive discourse around sex work has revolved around which comprehensive national legal approach—decriminalization or legalization—is most effective. As politicians in the United States engage in perpetual conflict over ...