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NEW YORK CITY

Voices From New York City's Dakota Access Pipeline Protests

Hundreds gathered outside New York County Supreme Court to protest construction of the contentious oil pipeline.
Erik Franco
11.16.16
Music

What Sun Ra's Poetry Can Teach Us About Afrofuturism

"What I would like to see is a scholarly edition of his poems," says the author of a new book on Sun Ra. "I think they're worthy of that treatment..."
Patrick Lyons
11.6.16
Music

What Makes Gainesville So Punk?

A new book explores the sleepy college town that incubated talents like Laura Jane Grace of Against Me! and Chuck Ragan of Hot Water Music.
Allie Conti
10.29.16
Caribbean cooking

A Look Inside Britain’s Hidden Caribbean Food History

Riaz Phillips has spent the last year spent travelling around England, armed with a notepad and a camera, visiting Caribbean bakeries, takeaways, and cafes to document the food and people behind them.
Daisy Meager
10.13.16
Film

'American Anarchist' Is the Last Interview with the Guy Who Taught Us How to Make Drugs at Home

William Powell's 'The Anarchist Cookbook' offers instructions for making homemade bombs, drugs, and phreaking devices. The new documentary 'American Anarchist' confronts the author just before his death with the controversial legacy of his book.
Kaleem Aftab
9.10.16
Interview

The Head of CMU's Robotics Lab Says Self-Driving Cars Are ‘Not Even Close’

A conversation on rebuilding after Uber gutted the top lab.
Jordan Pearson
9.1.16
tech

Want to Make More Money? Get Better at Memorizing Basic Facts

According to a new book, there's a correlation between how knowledgeable you are and your income and happiness.
Patrick Lyons
8.13.16
Important Questions Raised By...

We Asked Some Landlords to Review Giggs' New Album 'Landlord'

Do the landlords of South London relate to the savage bars of Giggs' new record 'Landlord'?
Oobah Butler
8.9.16
Stuff

How Black Co-Ops Can Fight Institutional Racism

We talked with Dr. Jessica Gordon Nembhard, an expert on cooperative economics, about the ways that blacks can join together through a capitalistic enterprise and create social change.
Sage Howard
8.9.16
Stuff

I Asked Academia's Most Vocal Critic Why College Is a Waste

"There was a time when the university was a place of the mind where you expected academic freedom, where if you graduated from that university you'd actually be an educated person. Those things aren't necessarily true anymore."
Allie Conti
8.7.16
Stuff

New York City's Surprising Role Funding Slavery and Profiting Off the Civil War

I talked to author John Strausbaugh about his new book, which details how "New York was arguably the most pro-South, pro-slavery city in the North," during the Civil War.
Peter Moskowitz
8.6.16
Internet

We Spoke to the Guy Behind the Viral Facebook Group That Rates Meal Deals

Theo Edwards started Meal Deal Talk for his mates to rate his Boots lunch. It now has over 100,000 members who post photos and score each others’ sandwich, drink, and crisp combinations out of ten.
Daisy Meager
8.5.16
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