Neighborhoods in America have changed drastically but for two types: poor black neighborhoods and affluent white and Asian ones.
“It’s like living in the zoo and you’re the only monkey left." In Cisco, Utah, ruin porn has become a tourist commodity.

There has always been a division between black performers and the fruit of their creativity.

Making the argument for a space for popular dances in Fortnite that also allows artists to be compensated.

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The odds of being killed by cops when unarmed are about the same for black and white males; for black women, they're much higher.
Candidates for the ninth European Tree of the Year contest.
A map of Mexico's mass graves. From 2006-2016, state prosecutors admitted that at least 2,884 bodies were found in 24 states.
"I learned that you don’t need a lot of space to have a great quality of life." A report from Canada's off-the-grid communities.
Iceberg Vodka, a Canadian vodka distiller, suffers a heist of 30,000 liters of melted iceberg.
The first privately funded spacecraft to journey to the moon is set for launch on Thursday, propelled by a rocket from SpaceX.
In case you've got the winter blues: illustrations of summery southern France by Cépé.
Intimacy. Speed. Casualness (real). Casualness (false). A sort-of-comprehensive list of reasons to type in lowercase.

“It creates an overall sense of the neighborhood being run-down. It’s a recipe for locking in poverty rather than alleviating it.”

Dollar stores can be a vital source of cheap staples. They also deter other businesses, like options for healthful food.

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There's been an exponential rise in emoji references in US court opinions, with over 30 percent of all cases appearing in 2018.
Australia's Bramble Cay melomys is the first known mammal species to go extinct due to human-caused climate change.
The reason women now receive equal prize money in surfing contests is because one group insisted on riding giant waves.

The English, whose opinions have been formed by the shallow charmers and their enablers, seem fundamentally unable to conceive of a relationship with Europe that is not one of either subjection or domination.

Hari Kunzru on Brexit, or, “Fool Britannia.”

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Interviews with 30 attendees of a flat-Earth gathering finds that 29 hadn't thought the Earth was flat until they watched YouTube.
A massive shout-out and thank you to all of our Sustaining Members, new and ongoing! They keep the lights on!
China's vast investments in Africa produces an unintended consequence: Chinese workers returning home with newfound relligion.