NPR conveys the sound of an innovative school in Mississippi, plus other news from the road
Teachers and students in a bankrupt California city, determined to make progress
“I don’t just sit around. I don’t sleep much. That’s what I do. I do stuff.” The story of a man determined to do something for his town.
The first Arizonan congresswoman, a lifelong friend of Eleanor Roosevelt, lived a remarkable life.
“We’ve gotten used to gridlock and stalemate at the national level. This is what it looks like for a city.” What civic dysfunction has in common with excessive CEO pay, and why it matters.
“It is strange, but true.” What one reader says about Raleigh, North Carolina, applies many other places as well.
San Bernardino, California, is poor, and has a high unemployment rate, and is affected by drought, and is in bankruptcy court. But its real problem is something else.
Can tearing up a noted artistic zone be a path to civic success? City leaders say yes, while some of their citizens say no.
Plus: how much is any discussion of “downtown” a coded talk about race?
Eliza Tibbets was a suffragist, abolitionist, and spiritualist—and the mother of California's orange industry.
More cities, more assessments of what works, and why
Fresno, California prepares to rip up its landmark pedestrian mall and replace it with a street.
The words we use about ourselves reveal surprising truths.
The frustrations and inequalities of America's second Gilded Age are as apparent in San Bernardino, California, as anywhere else in the country. Here is how one group of young people has chosen to respond.
In the immortal words from Liberty Valance, "when the legend becomes fact, print the legend." Herewith the legend and reality of Asheville.
Catching up with changes in major cities, and in the Atlantic's own web site
Aging manuscripts share the building with makerspaces.
Tampa has kept trying to revive its downtown, and has kept failing. Asheville has been wildly successful—but was it even trying at all?
Thinking through the consequences of the proliferation of powerful tools and technologies
"Visitors think, 'That's just how Seattle is.' But it wasn't." Lessons via places ranging from Fresno to Shanghai.