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Flaco, a Eurasian eagle-owl that escaped from the Central Park Zoo, on February 15, 2023.

Finding and Losing Flaco, the Owl That Got Free Finding and Losing Flaco, the Owl That Got Free

There may never be another Flaco, but there will be other birds in the city to love. May we take better care of them.

Feb 24, 2024 / Joan Walsh

Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam

Hydropower Won’t Stop the Climate Crisis—It Might Make It Worse Hydropower Won’t Stop the Climate Crisis—It Might Make It Worse

The dispute over Ethiopia’s enormous dam should be a warning of what the future holds on a hotter, drier planet.

Feb 21, 2024 / Joshua Frank

Urban Surveillance Is More Menacing Than Ever

Urban Surveillance Is More Menacing Than Ever Urban Surveillance Is More Menacing Than Ever

Cameras aren’t just monitoring us in public—now they’re actually yelling at us.

Feb 16, 2024 / Column / Kate Wagner

The Desolation of America’s Urban Schools

The Desolation of America’s Urban Schools The Desolation of America’s Urban Schools

Austerity measures have resulted in dangerous, squalid conditions for the most vulnerable students.

Feb 26, 2024 / Feature / Jonathan Kozol

LA’s Corporate Class Wants to Reverse Progressive Gains

LA’s Corporate Class Wants to Reverse Progressive Gains LA’s Corporate Class Wants to Reverse Progressive Gains

The LA left’s newfound electoral muscle has transformed the city into one of the most renter-friendly in the country. Business and real estate interests are fighting back.

Feb 12, 2024 / Feature / Mike Bonin and Peter Dreier

Protest in Berkeley People's Park

The Struggle to Save Berkeley’s People’s Park The Struggle to Save Berkeley’s People’s Park

After a police raid in early January, razor wire was erected and homeless residents removed. “This is, unfortunately, something that’s not unique to Berkeley.”

Feb 12, 2024 / StudentNation / Shaanth Nanguneri

MAGA Comes MAGA Comes

To Argentina.

Feb 6, 2024 / OppArt / Ben Hillman

Blood Brothers

Blood Brothers Blood Brothers

Givr Hell.

Feb 2, 2024 / The Greater Quiet / Steve Brodner

Sacramento encampment

Sacramento Keeps Throwing Money at Its Housing Crisis. It’s Not Getting Any Better. Sacramento Keeps Throwing Money at Its Housing Crisis. It’s Not Getting Any Better.

The city and the county have been at odds over policy to address the problem. Meanwhile, encampments keep springing up.

Feb 2, 2024 / Sasha Abramsky

A drone view of the former stage at People's Park in Berkeley, California.

Should People’s Park Be Consigned to the Ash Heap of History? Should People’s Park Be Consigned to the Ash Heap of History?

Many argue that after five decades of resisting the University of California’s repeated attempts to reclaim the park, it’s time to let go of the past and move on. We disagree.

Jan 31, 2024 / Steve Wasserman, Paul Glusman, Judy Gumbo Albert, and Tom Dalzell

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