Ankita Rao

mind

This Video Shows a Mentally Ill Man Who Called the Police for Help. Now He's Dead.

Tony Timpa's death is the latest example of police disproportionately brutalizing unarmed mentally ill people, even if they're less likely to be violent than the general population.
Ankita Rao
8.2.19
Celebrity

Mindy Kaling Is Finally Changing Her Disappointing Track Record on Diversity

After years of falling short with POC, Kaling is trying to create a more diverse Hollywood. Can she win back the viewers she's let down?
Alex Zaragoza
Ankita Rao
8.1.19
lead

These Maps Reveal the Worst Neighborhoods for Lead Poisoning in NYC, Boston, and Chicago

Our interactive maps display the childhood lead levels of neighborhoods in three major U.S. cities.
Natasha Grzincic
Ankita Rao
7.23.19
body

Millions of Kids Are Exposed to Lead Because the U.S. Prefers to Protect Landlords

Exposure to lead can cause permanent brain damage, a lower IQ, and other health problems. But without federal regulations, most people don't know they're impacted until it's too late.
Ankita Rao
7.23.19
NETFLIX

India’s Best TV Shows Have Emerged From Uncensored Streaming Platforms

Sex scenes, queer culture and complex social themes thrive on Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon in a way they've never been able to in Bollywood or television.
Ankita Rao
7.22.19
body

Amazon Is Still Getting Away With Selling Toxic Skincare Products

There are 1,005 notices in California currently filed against Amazon for selling unsafe creams and cosmetics without a warning.
Ankita Rao
7.1.19
environment-health

When It's Not Poisoning Us, the U.S. Water System Is Robbing Us Blind

People can go into such extreme debt over unpaid water bills—even incorrect ones—that they lose their homes.
Ankita Rao
6.21.19
money-inequality

Clothes Are Canceled

Marie Kondo-inspired minimalism is just one of many forces killing the shopping spree.
Ankita Rao
6.13.19
housing

New York's Notorious Landlords Are Finally Losing Some of Their Power

Renters in one of the most expensive real estate markets in the world just won a huge victory.
Ankita Rao
6.12.19
money-inequality

People Are Moving to Smaller Cities in Search of Affordable Houses That Don't Exist

Millennials are stuck renting in places they would never have chosen if not for the dream of owning a home.
Ankita Rao
5.23.19
policy

The EPA's Lies About Air Pollution Are Killing Americans

In its latest move to protect industry, the government has ensured that we'll see more deaths from asthma, heart problems and cognitive degeneration.
Ankita Rao
5.21.19
money-inequality

Uber Was Designed to Exploit Drivers

The company's disjointed, decentralized strategy makes it almost immune to labor action.
Ankita Rao
5.8.19
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