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Editorials

Studies show that insiders at Google could, if they wanted, covertly alter voter preferences. The very possibility is a threat to democracy.

The current renovation plan is too costly and will ruin the landmark 42nd Street building. A reasonable compromise is still on the table.

John Nichols on the USPS and Saturday delivery, Liliana Segura on Boston hero Carlos Arredondo, James Cersonsky on a celebrity-studded fight against mass incarceration, and Laura Flanders on Tax Loopholes For All.

We're still searching for the elusive balance between safety and liberty. Maybe, in the response to this attack, America can get it right.

Columns

Rehtaeh Parsons, Audrie Pott: these are victims of sexual violence who didn't survive.

A new documentary sheds light on what we haven't learned from the tragic miscarriage of justice.

Articles

Two movies about a long-gone New York raise questions about the city it has become today.

A sense of common destiny with Africa ebbs and flows in New York's gentrifying black enclave.

He claimed that he's narrowed the achievement gap, but his record indicates otherwise.

In the Age of Bloomberg, America’s most iconic big city is also its most unequal.

In a neighborhood immune to gentrification, a different model of revitalization is required.

Nearly forty years after Ford told New York to drop dead, the city is still here—but forever changed.

After two decades of Republican rule, will New York finally elect a progressive to City Hall?

An elite nonprofit no one’s ever heard of has turned New York into a city of tall towers and tony boulevards.

As images of wealth abound, the struggles of ordinary workers have become invisible.

How a city that once celebrated seamstresses and stevedores came to admire "big swinging dicks."

Books & the Arts

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FDR, Fiorello La Guardia and rebuilding New York City during the New Deal.

Art

Is it possible to create an intellectually aware, politically honest image?

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How an architecture critic made New York City her touchstone for discussions of public space.

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The New Museum tries to explain why the city's art scene changed in 1993.

Crossword

And don’t miss Kosman and Picciotto’s crossword blog, Word Salad.