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A homeless man and woman quickly pick up their belongings as Urban Alchemy crews begin their daily cleaning of the streets in the Tenderloin neighborhood of San Francisco on January 26, 2022.

How an Investigation Into a Homelessness Nonprofit Turned Into a LA Power Struggle How an Investigation Into a Homelessness Nonprofit Turned Into a LA Power Struggle

By promising to clamp down on corruption, City Controller Kenneth Mejia received more votes than any citywide elected official in Los Angeles history. He’s already making enemies....

Jul 24, 2024 / Paige Oamek and Rohan Montgomery

What’s Old Is New. Darcy Exhibition: Punch Line.

What’s Old Is New. Darcy Exhibition: Punch Line. What’s Old Is New. Darcy Exhibition: Punch Line.

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Jul 16, 2024 / OppArt / Thomas F. Darcy

Visualizing the Future

Visualizing the Future Visualizing the Future

We aren’t saving the planet. The planet is saving us.

Jul 12, 2024 / OppArt / Peter Kuper

Screenshot of CGI image in proposal titled “From Crisis to Prosperity.”

The Awful Plan to Turn Gaza Into the Next Dubai The Awful Plan to Turn Gaza Into the Next Dubai

The Netanyahu administration seems to have learned from neighboring petrostates that spectacle can distract from ethnic cleansing.

Jul 9, 2024 / Column / Kate Wagner

Participants wave French national tricolors as fireworks light up the sky during an election night rally following the first results of the second round of France's legislative election at Place de la République in Paris on July 7, 2024.

France Avoids Disaster. Can the Olympics Do the Same? France Avoids Disaster. Can the Olympics Do the Same?

The socialist mayor of Paris has promised that the Olympics can make Paris greener, cleaner, and safer. With the left triumphant, will this actually happen?

Jul 8, 2024 / Dave Zirin and Jules Boykoff

Masks Are a Symbol of Solidarity. Don’t Let Democrats Take Them Away.

Masks Are a Symbol of Solidarity. Don’t Let Democrats Take Them Away. Masks Are a Symbol of Solidarity. Don’t Let Democrats Take Them Away.

Mask bans are ostensibly about public safety. The result would be disastrous for public health—but it goes beyond that, too.

Jun 28, 2024 / Beatrice Adler-Bolton and Artie Vierkant

Activists hold a rally outside of the US Supreme Court Building on April 22, 2024, in Washington, DC.

“Whose Streets? Our Streets!”: Grants Pass v. The People “Whose Streets? Our Streets!”: Grants Pass v. The People

It’s past time for us to declare as a nation that our people are not disposable.

Jun 27, 2024 / Cori Bush and Stephanie Sena

Unprepared for Pandemics

Unprepared for Pandemics Unprepared for Pandemics

History’s lessons are ignored—or weaponized for political gain.

Jun 25, 2024 / OppArt / Deirdre Barrett

Purdue Pharma Headquarters

American Bankruptcy Law Already Undercuts Accountability for Police Misconduct American Bankruptcy Law Already Undercuts Accountability for Police Misconduct

And the Supreme Court may be about to make the situation worse.

Jun 19, 2024 / Melissa B. Jacoby

Former president Donald Trump in Milwaukee in 2020.

Trump Has Slurred Black-Led Cities Before. In Milwaukee, He’s Paying For It Trump Has Slurred Black-Led Cities Before. In Milwaukee, He’s Paying For It

Trump frequently uses majority-Black cities as synecdoches for urban doom, political corruption and American decline.

Jun 18, 2024 / Joan Walsh

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