The people, organizations, and ideas reshaping the country. A journey piloted by James Fallows with Deborah Fallows.
I hope you'll check out the second in the series of short films that The Atlantic’s video team has…
A tour of three cities that are finding unique ways to mitigate the country's jobs crisis
Over the past year-plus my wife Deb and I have been arguing that the “build a wall!”-style anti-immigration…
Not to over-personalize, but I feel as if my life in the past few weeks recapitulates the argument my wife…
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