Public schools in the United States aren’t teaching students how to engage diverse opinions. Little hands. A bad tan. And blood coming from wherever. If you’re put off by the crude tone of politics in
As Coldplay blandly strained for the universal, she and Bruno Mars pulled off something more specific and more daring. What a perfect Beyoncé song name: “Formation.” All great pop involves people acting
A roundup of the best stories on cities and urbanism we've come across in the past seven days. Tweet us your favorites with #CityReads. “The Future of Jakarta: Urbanization Reaches a Breaking Point,” V.
Two designers behind the iconic railway-turned-park discuss how it ushered in a new era of landscape design. The High Line, Manhattan’s elevated railway-turned-park, now attracts six million visitors year.
Symmetry and architecture go hand in hand, as buildings require that natural balance in everything from layout to design elements. Hungarian artist Zsolt Hlinka explores this concept with his series of
A sketch of the Pritzker Prize-winning architect’s latest work shows his mastery of past and present—and a blueprint for the 21st century By Tadao Ando “In the future, I believe there will only be extreme
As its economy declines at home, China appears intent on distracting its citizens with muscular displays abroad SHANGHAI—As Chinese financial markets went berserk last week, Beijing activated a jumbo-sized
Princeton’s board of trustees votes to retain Woodrow Wilson’s name on buildings and programs. Princeton University announced on Monday that its board of trustees has voted to retain Woodrow Wilson’s on
Along with a number of my colleagues here at The Atlantic, I tuned to Thursday night’s Republican debate in Charleston expecting to see much of what the previous clashes between the candidates had offered.
As long as American diners are paying gratuity, this is how it should be done. Consider two tables at a restaurant. One is a four-top of 30-something men. This is a prime table: They’re likely to order
A reader finds the nomination of the first female U.S. presidential candidate bittersweet: What Hillary Clinton has done is no different than what women in Pakistan [Benazir Bhutto], India [Indira Gandhi],
Ted Cruz’s debate-night attack backfired on stage, but it was never going to convince Trump supporters. On Thursday, Senator Ted Cruz tried to undermine Donald Trump by declaring that he has “New York
“The people do not need to be afraid,” Indonesia’s Joko Widodo said. On Thursday, militants affiliated with ISIS set off a series of explosions in the Indonesian city of Jakarta, killing at least two The
Every hug, handshake, and hip-check sends the tiny communities that live inside us back and forth. Social contact can clearly spread disease: That’s why we lean away from snotty hugs, tell sick colleagues
We have officially reached Peak Shabby Chic. Anthropologie, on its website, is selling a trash can. But not just any trash can. A design-forward trash can. A “West Village” trash can. The item—composed
Can you imagine Mussolini being accused of endorsing “New York values”? Is Donald Trump a fascist? Several commentators in America, my adoptive country, on both the left and right, have essentially compared
The lonely poverty of America’s white working class For the last several months, social scientists have been debating the striking findings of a study by the economists Anne Case and Angus Deaton.* Between
The UN confirmed its nuclear compliance as the U.S. and EU lift sanctions; Tehran and Washington also swap prisoners, including Washington Post reporter Jason Rezaian. Updated on January 16 at 7:27 p.m.
Many of the president’s supporters fear that he hasn’t really known what he is doing. Many of his critics worry that he is all-too-skillful at attaining his ends. There’s increasing evidence that the may
Greece's northern border turned into a "sea of mud" this week. Refugees continued to make the grueling journey to Europe this week, even as torrential rain swept Greece, turning the country's northern