With cars stuck under mounds of snow, city streets become safe public spaces for people. So why wait for a blizzard?
As cities search for solutions to homelessness, Portland’s Dignity Village offers 60 men and women community and safety.
Activists turned politicians are nothing new. Just look at Bernie Sanders.
Here’s what happened when a group of kids heard what Stacey Dash said about Black History Month.
Female wrestling champion Isabelle Sambou is inspiring a new generation of girls to compete in a sport long dominated by men.
In New England, a community program matches college-savvy parents with first-generation college-bound students to help them navigate the overwhelming application process.
People who live in this desert community say their homes can serve as a model for how society can function happily without the infrastructure and modern systems we’ve come to expect.
Movies and TV shows are like the mirror American society looks into to understand itself. I didn’t see myself in that reflection until Aziz Ansari’s show, Master of None.
Los Angeles-based mortician Caitlin Doughty talks about America’s tendency to keep dead bodies out of sight, and how that may be bad for our families and communities.
A Louisiana university helps solve the national shortage of black doctors, Uber drivers are left with car payments after a raise in fees, and Mother Jones explores whether mammograms do more harm than good.
A California tribe fights bottled water; an Argentinian province dedicates 1 percent of civil service jobs to transgender workers; and Brazil's Supreme Court delivers a blow to corporate politics.
New Orleans sees a wave of grassroots activism after Katrina, D.C. stops a major utility merger, and a food writer lays out the superpowers of breast milk.