Historical, musical, and quantitative evidence shows that the rise of rap is the most important thing that has ever happened to the genre.
Some cities and neighborhoods are stuck in vicious cycles of poverty while others have a proven track record of turning poorer children into economic success stories.
For a while, young people were taking public transit and using car-sharing apps instead of buying cars. But now they're heading to the dealership, just like their parents.
When political journalists play theater critic, they miss the real drama of elections.
The poor spend relatively more on what will keep them alive, because they must, and the rich spend more on what will keep them rich, because they can.
With Don Draper and the big cable bundle fading out together, let's make a toast to the profoundly unpopular business model that made the show possible.
Here's an uplifting college meme that's right: The person you've become by the time you're 18 matters more than any decision by an admissions board you'll never meet.
The neighborhoods outside of sunny metro areas are gobbling up the country, just like they were before the Great Recession.
Certain multisyllabic phrases—geographic sorting, economic agglomeration, cumulative advantage—are all fancy ways of saying smart young people move toward jobs and density.
The crazy-profitable TV business isn't just being undercut by smaller bundles, like Netflix and Apple TV, but also by entertainment that isn't really TV, like YouTube and Vine.
A study of Millennial media habits claims that young people crave hard news. Do they really?
The two giants of the mobile-ad economy have opposing philosophies on making money from your time. Namely, Google saves time while Facebook soaks it up.
No other place mixes affordability, opportunity, and wealth so well. What’s its secret?
At the heart of the media's chattiest technology is a hollow sharing economy. A personal investigation into just how little traffic Twitter's maelstrom actually contributes to websites.
Five of the ten richest cities for young Boomers have since seen median wages for young people fall by at least 15 percent.
Days before he called Morgan a "British television personality who refuses to assimilate," the late great media columnist gave the outgoing CNN host a chance to respond.
A new paper employs a simple technique—counting words in patent texts—to trace the history of American invention, from chemistry to computers.
The best headline templates for maximizing readership can quickly become ubiquitous, over-familiar, and cloying to their own writers.
Since 2007, the private sector has added 2.4 million new jobs. Retail has lost 60,000.