communities

Overwatch

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.
Patrick Klepek
9.14.17
in the comments

Mallory Ortberg's Internet

A toast to feminist site The Toast, and to making the internet a better place.
Sarah Scoles
6.13.17
The Internet Dustbin of History

Watch Club Penguin’s Heartbreaking Final Moments Before Disney Pulled the Plug

RIP iceberg and all
Samantha Cole
3.30.17
Race

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.
Kamila Rymajdo
3.7.17
50 states of art

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.
Eli Blasko
2.23.17
News

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.
James Wilt
11.28.16
Why Is This Still a Thing?

Why Is 'Second Life' Still a Thing?

It was never just a game.
Emanuel Maiberg
4.29.16
Stuff

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.
Amelia Dimoldenberg
3.3.16
uk

Why Some Parents Choose to Have a Deaf Baby

Reproductive tech could threaten or preserve deaf culture.
Rich Wordsworth
9.29.15
crime

Breaking Down the Problem of Black Women in Prison

A hapless cycle sustained by systemic social disadvantage.
Hayley Gleeson
9.7.15
Sex

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.
Jamie Lauren Keiles
8.21.15
Stuff

Remote Aboriginal Communities in Western Australia Are Facing Closure

"What the rest of the country takes for granted, we're fighting for now."
Paul Gregoire
4.29.15
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