American Futures -- The Atlantic

California High-Speed Rail No. 9—the Chairman's Turn Again

You want to hear more about the biggest infrastructure project being considered anywhere in the country? You've come to the right place.

The Word Cloud of a Town

The Word Cloud of a Town

How the people of Sioux Falls describe themselves and their hometown.

A High School That Teaches Students to Fly, and Other Innovations in 'Career Technical' Education

A High School That Teaches Students to Fly, and Other Innovations in 'Career Technical' Education

"A lot of problem-solving skills grow out of the experience of doing things rather than thinking about things."

'Career Technical' Education: More Middle in the Middle Class?

'Career Technical' Education: More Middle in the Middle Class?

Training students for jobs that are less likely to be outsourced, de-skilled, or stuck at minimum wage.

High School in Southern Georgia: What 'Career Technical' Education Looks Like

High School in Southern Georgia: What 'Career Technical' Education Looks Like

A school that is famous for football is notable in an entirely different way.

'Where Do You Go to Church?' The Video and Mapping Versions

'Where Do You Go to Church?' The Video and Mapping Versions

More ways of taking the measure of this vast country.

The Vermont Lake Monsters, and Other Updates From the Road

The Vermont Lake Monsters, and Other Updates From the Road

Are people in smaller towns "nicer" than cosmopolitans? No. But their political structures are working better.

The Glamorous Life of a Journalist, Couples-Getaway Edition

The Glamorous Life of a Journalist, Couples-Getaway Edition

Addressing America's infrastructure crisis, while people are staying right in the infrastructure.

Greenville, Burlington, and American Futures

Greenville, Burlington, and American Futures

"I loathed it with the heat of a thousand million suns."

What My School Means to Me: Essays from 3 High Schoolers

What My School Means to Me: Essays from 3 High Schoolers

How students at an unusual school think—and write—about their experience.

On the Road Again: St. Marys

On the Road Again: St. Marys

Starting the Mardi Gras festivities early in southernmost Georgia

East, West, and Points in Between

East, West, and Points in Between

Where the Pacific Ocean is east of the Atlantic

There's a Reason They Call It 'Eastport'

There's a Reason They Call It 'Eastport'

East is east, and west is west, and the twain can meet -- sort of.

Why We Never Get Over High School

Why We Never Get Over High School

Across the nation, people have different questions they ask when meeting someone new. There are hidden meanings in all of them -- including a popular one about schooling.

John Tierney on the Power of Mapping

John Tierney on the Power of Mapping

A picture is worth a thousand words; the right map, maybe more

The Power of Mapping

The Power of Mapping

Geospatial information is changing the way we approach the world around us. Here's an example. 

The <em>Parks and Recreation</em> Theory of America's Future

The Parks and Recreation Theory of America's Future

What we discuss at the national level has surprisingly little to do with startup decisions. Some provocative data about where America is growing, and why.

The Surprising Geography of Everyday Talk

The Surprising Geography of Everyday Talk

A familiar voice in a new location

What We Mean When We Say Hello

The curious geography of American greetings

So, Where Do You Live? What Do You Do?

So, Where Do You Live? What Do You Do?

By Deborah Fallows

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