1. vision 2020
    The Left-Wing Realignment of American Politics Has Already BegunAs centrist Democrats run to the left of yesteryear’s progressives, Republicans are pushing for green energy investment and aid to the poor.
  2. in conversation
    Frank Gehry Doesn’t Know How to RetireIn conversation with the most famous architect alive, who’s fully engaged and working nonstop as he turns 91.
  3. media
    The Voice of the Podcast GenerationMichael Barbaro made the New York Times’ The Daily a raging success. Or is it the other way around?
  4. climate change
    Republican-led States Want Disaster Aid Without Having to Address Climate ChangeAs states ignore climate change — but seek funding to limit its damage — the region is expected to bear the brunt of rising sea levels in the U.S.
  5. impeachment
    Watch GOP Senator Call Reporter ‘Liberal Hack’ for Asking About ImpeachmentOutright hostility to the news media will not lose Martha McSally any fans on the right.
  6. vision 2020
    The Two Des Moines Debates: Was It a Snoozer or an Epic Clash?Depending on which account you consult, the seventh debate was either all about niceness or open conflict.
  7. feature
    A Year’s Diary of Climate ReckoningSome scientists say the best way to combat climate change is to talk about it. For 2019, my New Year’s resolution was to do just that.
  8. cityscape
    ‘Slum Clearance’ Tore Down Much More Than TenementsA new exhibition at the Center for Architecture documents the mid-century misfire of urban renewal.
  9. life after warming
    Global Apathy Toward the Fires in Australia Is a Scary Portent for the FutureA months-long climate disaster in a wealthy, white country is tailor-made to dominate news coverage. It hasn’t.
  10. the national interest
    Why Conservatives Who Know Climate Science Is Real Won’t Speak UpMuch easier to focus on resentment of environmentalists than the dangerous lunacy of their own side’s science denial.
  11. life after warming
    Here’s Some Good News on Climate Change: Worst-Case Scenario Looks UnrealisticGlobal energy use patterns suggest some baseline assumptions about warming are too high. What remains is still a stiff challenge to humanity.
  12. cityscape
    The Elemental Architecture of Jeanne GangA Chicago architect renowned for sublime engineering whose buildings really work for New Yorkers.
  13. labor
    The Writers Guild Has Filed an Unfair-Labor-Practice Charge Against HearstThe charge, filed on Thursday morning, escalates a conflict between the magazine giant and unionizing staff.
  14. the national interest
    Donald Trump’s War on JournalismHis attack on Amazon may be his most egregious abuse of power yet.
  15. life after warming
    U.N. Climate Talks Collapsed in Madrid. What’s the Way Forward?Following the unsuccessful COP25 conference in Madrid, it’s time to think about a new framework for climate action.
  16. climate change
    U.N. Climate Talks Fall Apart Over Potential of Trump 2020 WinOne negotiator said that U.N. member nations were “waiting for the U.S. election” to determine how to move forward on vital emissions cutbacks.
  17. greta thunberg
    It’s Not Just Greta Thunberg. Trump Doesn’t Think Much of Any Young Women.He judges girls’ value in terms of whether their appearance pleases him.
  18. cityscape
    A Transit Hub for an All-Corporate San Francisco FutureA public project that almost feels privatized.
  19. from the archives
    How New York Caricatured Richard Nixon Through the YearsTalking to the magazine’s original graphic-design team about capturing the crooked president, who appeared on our cover ten times from 1968 to 1974.
  20. cityscape
    Revealed: The Plans for David Geffen Hall and for the Music WithinA $500 million renovation that will finally fix that room. Maybe.
  21. climate change
    ‘Bleak’ U.N. Climate Study: World on Track for Up to 3.9 Degrees Warming by 2100The report states emissions must decline 7.6 percent every year for the next decade to hit Paris goals. In 2018, U.S. emissions increased 2.7 percent.
  22. who were the 2010s?
    BuzzFeed’s Jonah Peretti on Making the World a MemeTalking the dress, the dossier, and the next pivot to video with the CEO of the company that transformed digital media over the last decade.
  23. trigger warning
    RNC Pays $100K to Protect Donald Trump Jr., a Precious Baby SnowflakeNobody wants president’s boy to get triggered by low sales.
  24. labor
    Union ‘Not the Right Direction for Hearst,’ Executive Says in Email to StaffHearst isn’t backing down from its anti-union campaign.
  25. cityscape
    The Brooklyn Botanic Garden Renovates, and Faces an Existential ThreatA new visitor center and Woodland Garden, and the long shadow of proposed high-rise neighbors.
  26. media
    Employees Say Hearst Is Running a Classic Union-Busting Campaign“They told me, verbatim, that if I didn’t trust them, I didn’t have to work there.”
  27. the future issue
    What Life in 2019 Can Tell Us About Life in 2029A calendar of predictions about the near future as seen through the recent past.
  28. the future issue
    In 2029, It’ll Be Harder to Write Science Fiction Because We’ll Be Living ItReality has grown unkind to our creators of dystopian fiction. It’s stealing their thunder.
  29. the future issue
    In 2029, I Will Worry About the WindWhat will happen when 40 mph winds become the norm in New York?
  30. the future issue
    In 2029, IRL Retail Will Live Only Inside Amusement ParksCan shopping malls rise again if they get fun?
  31. the future issue
    In 2029, the Internet Will Make Us Act Like Medieval PeasantsWhat if we aren’t being accelerated into a cyberpunk future so much as thrown into some fantastical premodern past?
  32. the future issue
    In 2029, AI Will Make Prejudice Much WorseIf you think structural bias is bad now, just wait until the machines take over.
  33. the future issue
    There Will Be No Turning Back on Facial RecognitionIt’s not perfect yet, but it’s already changing the world.
  34. vision 2020
    Failed Candidate De Blasio Slams Bloomberg’s CandidacyIf Bloomberg runs, he’ll do better than BDB did without trying very hard.
  35. reproductive rights
    Abortion After the ClinicAs Republican lawmakers try to legislate it out of existence, the future of reproductive healthcare may be at home.
  36. media
    The Senseless Death of DeadspinDramatically shifting the website’s priorities didn’t make sense from a business perspective. Was something else going on?
  37. jeffrey epstein
    It Is Shameful That ABC News and CBS News Are Punishing the Epstein LeakerOn this one thing, I agree with Donald Trump Jr.
  38. cityscape
    Two New Buildings Break Free of the Glass StraitjacketFaçade materials that are able to show their age.
  39. games
    What Will Become of Deadspin’s Corpse?The founder of the dearly departed website sees a few possibilities.
  40. wildfires
    Reagan Library Evacuated As Easy Fire Encroaches26,000 Ventura County residents were evacuated, and flames were 50 feet from the Reagan Library, though firefighters were able to prevent any damage.
  41. cityscape
    Does the Future of Public Housing Lie in These Cozy London Projects?Peter Barber’s cozy brickwork obliterates the usual concrete severity.
  42. climate change
    Rising Seas Are Going to Drown Way More Cities Than We’d Thought: StudyIn a low-warming scenario, we expected rising tides to cover areas currently occupied by 37 million people. The real number is closer to 150 million.
  43. intelligencer chats
    Will Condé Nast As We Know It Exist in a Decade?Intelligencer staffers discuss the prognosis for the diminished but still powerful magazine empire.
  44. wildfires
    Everything We Know About the California WildfiresHundreds of thousands of people have been ordered to evacuate in both Northern and Southern California.
  45. life after warming
    This Is What a Calm California Wildfire Season Looks Like NowA dozen wildfires are burning, and the state is at the mercy of the wind.
  46. media
    After the Fall of the Glossy Magazine, What’s Left of Condé Nast?Two years after Si Newhouse died (and Graydon Carter left), Anna Wintour and a new CEO map out the future they can afford.
  47. pollution
    Air Pollution Increases Under Trump, Despite His Claim of World’s ‘Cleanest Air’EPA data shows that fine-particulate pollution rose 5.5 percent from 2016 to 2018, resulting in the premature deaths of 10,000 Americans.
  48. climate change
    Trump Sues California to Kill Cross-Border Cap-and-Trade MarketIt’s just the latest in the administration’s legal battles with the country’s largest state, which particularly target action on climate change.
  49. trump administration
    USDA Watchdog to Investigate Department’s Alleged Suppression of Climate ScienceTrump administration appointees allegedly tried to bury research showing climate change’s devastating impacts on U.S. agriculture.
  50. intelligencer chats
    Is Annoying People the Right Way to Combat Climate Change?Intelligencer staffers discuss the intentionally divisive tactics of an upstart movement.
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