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What ‘The Village Voice’ Taught Us About Speaking Truth to Power
As the venerable weekly newspaper ceases print publication, let us hope that its brilliantly belligerent journalistic legacy lives on.
August 9, 2017
Activists Are Rallying for Colin Kaepernick, but Aiming Far Higher Than One Man’s Career
Protesters will rally
for racial justice and free speech outside the NFL headquarters on August 23.
August 8, 2017
Over 3,000 New Yorkers Could Die From Summer Heat Each Year by 2080
Unless we act now, deaths from extreme heat will become much more common as the globe warms.
July 5, 2017
It Will Take Tenacity and Guts to Shutter One of the Country’s Most Notorious Jails
Is New York Mayor Bill de Blasio up to the challenge of closing Rikers Island?
May 31, 2017
These Cities Aren’t Waiting for Trump to Self-Destruct. They’re Fighting Back Now.
Dispatches from the Urban Resistance, from Los Angeles to El Paso.
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May 17, 2017
A New Film About Rikers Lets Inmates Describe the Jail’s Brutality in Their Own Words
Rikers: An American Jail
is coming out just as debate over how to close the notorious facility is reaching a fever pitch.
May 17, 2017
How Closing a Jail Could Make New York City Stronger
The plans for shuttering the infamous Rikers Island complex could be a boon for communities across the city.
May 9, 2017
New York’s Mayor Vowed to Help the Homeless. Why Is the Crisis Growing?
Bill de Blasio understands homelessness better than the mayors before him, but that hasn’t been enough to stem the crisis.
April 24, 2017
New York City’s Mayor Proposes Free Universal Preschool for 3-Year-Olds
With “3-K for All in NYC,” Bill de Blasio is ramping up the fight against educational inequality.
April 18, 2017
These New Yorkers Are Covering Advertisements with Art
For the collective Art in Ad Places, advertising poisons the potential splendor of public space.