The Cop Who Killed Eric Garner Just Got One Step Closer to Being Fired

Daniel Pantaleo may soon have to hand in his gun and badge for good.


How Two Developers Dealt With the Shitty, Racist Parts of Their Community

'Overwatch' isn't the only game that's had to divert resources towards the worst behaviors of players. One game banned half of New Zealand.


Mallory Ortberg's Internet

A toast to feminist site The Toast, and to making the internet a better place.


Eating in One of Britain's Most Racially Divided Towns

Census data shows that white and Asian residents of Blackburn, Lancashire are increasingly divided. I visited restaurants in the town's “Asian quarter” to find out how a council regeneration scheme is forging links between the communities.


Essay: Planting Seeds of Progressive Art in Trump's America | #50StatesofArt

South Carolina-based artist Eli Blasko argues that everyday people are hungry to be challenged—even if that challenge comes in small doses.


How 22 Hydroelectric Projects in Canada Put First Nations Communities at Risk

A Harvard study looked at the proposed hydro projects in Canada's not-so-distant future, all of them near indigenous communities.


Why Is 'Second Life' Still a Thing?

It was never just a game.


We Asked an Urban Planner How to Build the Perfect Town

We asked an expert how we can build housing that's actually good for us.


Why Some Parents Choose to Have a Deaf Baby

Reproductive tech could threaten or preserve deaf culture.


Breaking Down the Problem of Black Women in Prison

A hapless cycle sustained by systemic social disadvantage.


The Ins and Outies of the Belly Button Fetish Community

The belly button fetish community has persisted through the years, despite outside scrutiny, several of their forums shutting down, and the rise of high-waisted pants.