The people, organizations, and ideas reshaping the country. A journey piloted by James Fallows with Deborah Fallows.
Getting from here to there by small plane
An art museum with a long history reinvents itself with passion and an entrepreneurial spirit.
During our American Futures tour around the country over the past three years, Jim and I have seen libraries, one…
Quoddy Village was built ahead of its time.
Legalized gambling is a familiar part of the modern American landscape. But an innovative scheme in a lakeside city in western Pennsylvania shows new possibilities for putting casino revenue to positive public use.
Last night my wife Deb put up a report called “Little Town, Big Art.” It’s about how a…
“The arts” might seem a frill or nicety. In Eastport, Maine, they’ve been at the center of economic and civic plans and have helped the little city “punch above its weight.”
In Erie, Pennsylvania, a public institution is building on its nautical past to open a world of opportunity for local residents.
Even the most remote-seeming corners of America can find themselves in the middle of quick-moving global trends.
Early in 2014, I wrote a magazine article about the 1,300 residents of Eastport, Maine, with the title “…
What does it mean to spend years as a Syrian refugee and then land in a brand new life in Erie, Pennsylvania?
The challenges of Rust Belt America are real, and well-known. What’s less familiar is the response some mid-sized cities are making.
What he could learn from America’s public pools
Synergy of arts and civic life in a Kansas town
Notes from the ground, from the sky, and from the people of Dodge City, Kansas
This week’s election news out of Kansas was the defeat in the GOP primaries of some of the hardest-line Tea…
“We’re a port of entry 1,000 miles from the border.”
Western Kansas, where Deb and I have spent time over the past month, is the heart of Trump Nation in…
A high school in the famed Kansas town is embracing its rapidly changing demographics.