1. climate change
    What to Expect From Friday’s Youth Climate StrikeInspired by Swedish 16-year-old Greta Thunberg, the walkouts are expected to draw tens of thousands in over 110 countries.
  2. select all
    Silicon Valley Wants a Monument to Itself. Will It Scale?So far it’s just vaporware.
  3. proposals
    My New Plan to Climate-Proof Lower ManhattanOver the coming years, we will spend up to $10 billion to extend the downtown waterfront as much as 500 feet into the East River.
  4. climate change
    Far-Right Climate Denial Is Scary. Far-Right Climate Acceptance Is Scarier.The scientific consensus on climate change is quite compatible with a zero-sum, nationalist worldview that pits “the West” against the Third World.
  5. climate change
    It’s No Surprise That a Global Existential Crisis Bothers Prospective ParentsAlmost four in ten Americans between the ages of 18 and 29 believe that adults should consider the effects of climate change before having children.
  6. 2020 presidential election
    Bloomberg Won’t Run for President in 2020The former New York mayor will spend his time and money on issue advocacy, while possibly backing another candidate.
  7. tribes
    The (Almost) Lost Gay History of BrooklynFrom Hart Crane cruising at the St. George to male beauty contests on Coney Island.
  8. vision 2020
    Jay Inslee Is the Democratic Party’s Sanest 2020 CandidateHe’s the only one promising to prioritize climate. That makes him exceptionally rational — and an almost certain loser.
  9. interesting times
    Andrew Sullivan: A Radically Moderate Answer to Climate ChangeSometimes moderation isn’t just the mushy middle between two extremes; it’s a form of pragmatic and even revolutionary imagination.
  10. twitter tricks
    A Right-Wing Troll Ran Banned ‘Women for Howard Schultz’ AccountJacob Wohl is an avid Trump supporter who used the account to “steer American elections.”
  11. climate change
    You Can’t Save the Climate by Shrinking Your Carbon FootprintEven if you are Bernie Sanders.
  12. cityscape
    Is This Harvard Prototype the Greenest Building in America?HouseZero can handle Boston’s winters and summers, and a lot of its lessons are replicable anywhere.
  13. green new deal
    Dianne Feinstein Fumbles in Meeting With Young Activists Over Green New DealSenator Feinstein, to climate activists as young as 7 years old: “I was elected by a million vote plurality. And I know what I’m doing.”
  14. climate change
    Report: Climate Denier to Lead White House Climate PanelTrump’s new climate expert William Happer: “The demonization of carbon dioxide is just like the demonization of the poor Jews under Hitler.”
  15. politics
    Why Has It Taken Us So Long to See Trump’s Weakness?There’s a bad synergy at work between the short-termism of the news cycle and the longue durée-ism of the academy.
  16. urbanism
    Hudson Yards Is a Gilded City Straight Out of a Billionaire’s FantasyWhere nothing is ever dirty and everything works, where you can live your perfect life and never have to leave — provided you can pay for it.
  17. urbanism
    How Stephen Ross Became the Most Powerful City-Shaper Since Robert MosesHe’s outmaneuvered, outspent, out-leveraged, and out-sweet-talked his way into the Hudson Yards deal.
  18. the national interest
    Trump Has Lost His War on the War on CoalGovernment agency closes coal plants, saying they’re too expensive.
  19. life in pixels
    With Social Media Disinformation, What — and Who — Should We Be Afraid Of?We may have more to fear from wealthy donors than from geopolitical adversaries like Russia.
  20. the national interest
    The Green New Deal Is a Bad Idea, Not Just a Botched RolloutOutsourcing the Democratic domestic platform to an ideological outlier who’s been in Congress for a month was a bad idea.
  21. life after warming
    The Green New Deal Isn’t Enough. But Democrats Should Embrace It Anyway.The Green New Deal is the first American attempt to deal with climate change that takes the depth of the challenge seriously.
  22. life in pixels
    Can Subscriptions Save All Media Companies, or Just the New York Times?After weeks of grim news out of the media industry, the Times’ revenue numbers are a bright spot.
  23. green new deal
    AOC’s Green New Deal Resolution Is Utopian — and PragmaticThe proposal is a left-wing wish list that includes policies unrelated to climate. That makes it legislatively nonviable — but politically sound.
  24. life after warming
    The Cautious Case for Climate Optimism (From a Climate Alarmist)Believing in a comfortable future for our planet probably means some giant carbon-sucking machines.
  25. buzzfeed
    Remaining BuzzFeed Staff Still Very Unclear on What’s Going OnIn an internal Slack, CEO Jonah Peretti is “getting slammed in multiple languages,” a source said.
  26. just asking questions
    BuzzFeed Paid the Teen Making Its Top Quizzes in Free SwagRachel McMahon is a 19-year-old college student in Michigan who learned this week that she was BuzzFeed’s second-highest traffic driver in the world.
  27. buzzfeed
    BuzzFeed’s Experimental Era Is OverThe site prided itself on taking risks and shifted media as a result. But it still hasn’t turned a profit.
  28. racism
    Tom Brokaw Wants Hispanics to Assimilate. Hispanics Aren’t the Problem.The ex-newsman wants Hispanics to work harder on assimilating and learning English. But they work hard already. Segregation is the bigger barrier.
  29. cityscape
    Who Works in the Chrysler Building? A Floor-by-Floor Investigation.The tenant list, revealed.
  30. super bowl
    CBS Refuses to Run Medical Marijuana Ad During the Super BowlA four-hour glorification of a game linked to head injuries meets network standards, but a PSA for a substance some players use to cope does not.
  31. book excerpt
    My Tumultuous Time at the New York TimesJill Abramson on her lessons in journalism — and management — from editing the New York Times during the great digital disruption.
  32. encounter
    Shaun King on Relaunching The North Star and His Online PersonaThe controversial activist asks, “What would Frederick Douglass do?”
  33. post reality
    The Best Use of Augmented Reality Right Now Is the Weather Channel’sIf you want proof of augmented reality’s potential, look to this news anchor surrounded by six feet of water.
  34. climate change
    Bipartisan Group of Economists Endorses (Surprisingly Robust) Carbon TaxSome of the GOP’s top economists just called on the government to (gradually) euthanize the fossil fuel industry and establish a tiny UBI.
  35. media
    Is It Time to Regulate Social Media Influencers?Cases of fraud are common in the multi-billion dollar influencer marketing industry. A “Cambridge Analytica moment” could be next.
  36. inequality
    The Rich Haven’t Become Too Immoral. They’ve Become Too Rich.Moral decline didn’t make capitalism more predatory. Policies that weakened unions and enriched capitalists did.
  37. cityscape
    A Built-From-Scratch Neighborhood in Washington That Doesn’t Feel PrefabThe Wharf doesn’t gaslight us into pretending it’s something it isn’t.
  38. media
    Megyn Kelly Is Officially Walking Away From NBC With $69 MillionThe network is paying her the remainder of her contract, even after firing her following her comments defending blackface.
  39. climate change
    We’re Boiling the Ocean Faster Than We ThoughtClimate change is warming the seas more rapidly than the IPCC realized, a new study suggests.
  40. the wall
    Republicans Fear Trump’s Fake National Emergency Could Pave Way for a Real OneMarco Rubio thinks out loud: You wouldn’t want some Democrat to use special powers on climate change, would you?
  41. 2020 elections
    Is the 2020 Dem Presidential Field Finally Shrinking Rather Than Expanding?Tom Steyer’s withdrawal is a good sign that everybody in America isn’t running to face Donald Trump.
  42. 2020 presidential election
    Single-Issue Presidential Candidates Like Jay Inslee Are RareInslee says he’ll only talk about climate change. That will make his identity clear, but it’s not an approach that’s likely to win.
  43. tomorrow
    8 Predictions for What the World Will Look Like in 20 YearsLess sex, two dueling internets, and more expert predictions for life in 2039.
  44. politics
    Pelosi Returns to Speakership With a Far More Cohesive Democratic MajorityPelosi’s last House majority had significant divisions and bore the burden of Obama’s agenda. Today’s Democrats must only fight and investigate Trump.
  45. cityscape
    When a Developer Comes for Your Little Neighborhood ParkIn Nolita and Nashville, two cautionary tales: If it’s not absolutely locked down as green space, it can become a building site.
  46. life after warming
    Parenting the Climate Change GenerationClimate change isn’t a reason not to have kids. Kids are a reason to fight it.
  47. life after warming
    You, Too, Are in Denial of Climate ChangeMost Americans believe, abstractly, in climate change. That’s not enough.
  48. media
    Verizon Made a $9 Billion Bet on Digital Media. Here’s Why It Failed.By rolling up Yahoo and AOL—including HuffPost, Tumblr and more—the telecom giant was hoping to compete with Google and Facebook. It couldn’t.
  49. green new deal
    Is a Green New Deal Possible Without a Revolution?Corporate America tolerated economic transformation to prevent a Nazi victory. There’s no sign it’s willing to do the same to prevent climate ruin.
  50. conservatism
    Conservatives Are Right to Write Off Big CitiesNeverTrump Republicans think urbanites are eager to vote for a less xenophobic brand of their ideology. That’s as delusional as Trump’s Twitter feed.
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