Why being poor can be expensive—and how poverty is quite literally making people sick.

Recognizing Wikipedia as “one of the most important frontiers on the Web, and one that engages the most people globally,” an art historian and curator worked with the Brooklyn Museum to fill in the online encyclopedia’s gaps on African and feminist art.

A profile of Saru Jayaraman, an activist determined to forge a connection between the people who love to eat at great restaurants and the workers who make their delicious meals possible.

A beautiful, educational data visualization maps the ebb and flow of millions of refugees around the world, and “could be the most comprehensive and powerful demonstration of the world’s refugees to date.”

In the wake of this week’s discouraging ruling on new neutrality, Susan Crawford sees an opportunity for the Federal Communications Commission to develop more sensible regulations governing Internet access. The stakes are high: “High-speed Internet access isn’t a luxury; it is basic infrastructure, like electricity, clean water and a functioning street grid, that is essential for the free market to function.”

Earlier
  • Jan. 10: Arts in Africa, online harassment, the geography of poverty and more
  • Dec. 20: Fighting gender violence in India, equal marriage and economic inequality, what the tech sector can learn from urbanists.
  • Dec. 13: Stories of poverty and opportunity from the most unequal city in America.
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