November 2023

Study considers linguistic diversity of California

Previously, scientists and linguists thought that Uto-Aztecan languages spread into California through the spread of maize farming, but a new study questions that idea.

#america #language #history #science

The UAW Wins Big & The State Of Strikes.

We’ve talked about it before, but this has been a year of strikes - and successful ones, at that. Today we chronicle some of these.

#america #work

October 2023

State bans see increase in national abortions, decrease in reproductive care

The fall of Roe v. Wade has had its predictable consequences, a year out: not a reduction in overall abortion rates, but a reduction in the quality of reproductive healthcare. Told you so.

#america #health #law #environment

April 2023

Column: We can’t afford another writers’ strike. Not Hollywood, not L.A., not the country

#america #movies #finance

February 2023

Dear President Carter

#america #politics

December 2022

Texas attorney general’s office sought state data on transgender Texans

The behind-the-scenes effort by Ken Paxton’s office to obtain data on how many Texans had changed their gender on their licenses came as he and other Republican leaders in the state have been publicly marshaling resources against transgender Texans.

#america #gender #law

November 2022

SFPD authorized to kill suspects using robots in draft policy

#america #robots #law

History of Ecuador

#america #history

Who Won the Midterms? Democracy Did — And It Dealt Trumpism a Body Blow

Why the Midterms Were a Remarkable Moment for America — And the World

#america #politics

October 2022

How the Sacheen Littlefeather Controversy Exposes the Complexities of Identity and Who Gets to Call Themselves Native

#america #representation

Archaeologists Dig Up 1,400-Year-Old Native American Canal in Alabama

The nearly mile-long structure allowed inhabitants to paddle to rich fishing grounds and access trade routes

#america #antiquity #engineering

September 2022

Tale of the Jackalope

#culture #history #science #america

Anthony Fauci Should Have Resigned a Long Time Ago

#america #pandemic #politics

August 2022

Comparing the costs of generations

Gen Zers and millennials are paying nearly 100% more for their homes than baby boomers did in their twenties

#america #youth #economics

June 2022

Hoboken Hasn’t Had a Traffic Death in Four Years. What’s It Doing Right?

#cars #cities #politics #america

Lakota elders helped a white man preserve their language. Then he tried to sell it back to them.

#america #language #business

April 2022

The revival of a forgotten American fruit

Thumbs up for remembering the paw-paw. Thumbs down for trying to make it easier to sell in supermarkets rather than you know, to grow in backyards.

#america #food

Rumble Strip

Every year in the spring, small towns throughout New England host their annual town meeting. Town meetings take place in high school gyms or town halls, and anyone can come. In fact, in Vermont, Town Meeting Day is a public holiday. Everyone gets the day off work to make sure they have the chance to participate. It’s a moment when everyone who lives there can come together to talk out the issues facing the town and decide how they want to spend their money.

#america #politics

December 2021

Experts pull documents, money from Lee statue time capsule

#america #war #history

Research: Wreck of last US slave ship mostly intact on coast

#america #ships #history

October 2021

Mexican Cultural Appropriation: Is Day of the Dead Makeup Inappropriate?

#culture #america

September 2021

Do Americans Know What a Massive Ripoff American Life Really Is?

#america #economics

August 2021

Colonial Williamsburg is Uncovering America’s Hidden Queer History

#cities #america #sexuality #history

June 2021

(awesome Tumblr rant about Americans on the internet)

#america #internet #attitudes

May 2021

Black Lives Matter protests have saved lives, study finds

#america #racism #society #science

March 2021

Sequoyah and the Almost-Forgotten History of Cherokee Numerals

#america #language #history

January 2021

The US Empire Is Crumbling Before Our Eyes

With unprecedented economic inequality and massive overspending on military expansion, America now looks a lot like 476 CE Rome.

#america #politics #history

December 2020

Bro Culture, Fitness, Chivalry, and American Identity

#america #gender #culture

November 2020

Bi Den

#america #uk #politics

July 2020

Polyamorous relationships granted legal rights in Massachusetts

#sexuality #law #america

June 2020

‘Under water or under a knee, we can’t breathe’

#america #racism

November 2019

Two of America's biggest coal plants closed this month

#america #energy

October 2019

In U.S., Decline of Christianity Continues at Rapid Pace

#america #religion

August 2019

Amnesty joins countries issuing US travel warning over mass shootings

#america #travel #safety

Trump’s recession risk rises

#america #economics

July 2019

Chief Gates Comes to Oakhurst: A Cop Drama

#america #games #law

They were saying no one would ride it': 10 years on, Burrard bike lane is N. America's busiest, officials say

#america #bikes

Thaddeus Kosciusko: The Polish Engineer You Never Heard of who Saved America

#america #engineering #history

The Mystery of Florida's Cannonball-Eating Spanish Fort

#america #engineering #history

June 2019

Groundbreaking Report Gives Us a Glimpse of the US Military’s Gigantic Carbon Footprint

#america #war #climate

Colorado makes more than $1 billion from pot sales

#america #finance #law

Photos Of Travelers Coming In And Out Of The US Have Been Hacked And Stolen

#computers #law #america

US demands social media details from visa applicants

#internet #law #america

May 2019

Half of Americans Are Effectively Poor Now. What The?

#america #economics

Tesla alerte le gouvernement américain sur la pénurie à venir de métaux pour la voiture électrique

#cars #energy #environment #business #america

Anti vax movement: Russian trolls fueled anti-vaccination debate in U.S. by spreading misinformation on Twitter, study finds

#america #health #social media

The solution to make America physically active

#america #health

Five years after Sepulveda Pass widening, travel times on the 405 keep getting worse

#cars #america

April 2019

Poll: Church membership in US plummets over past 20 years

#america #religion

The Poor Quality of American Houses

#america #housing #disaster

January 2019

This Tiny Kentucky Town Literally Moved A Mountain In One Of The Largest Engineering Feats In The World

#america #engineering

November 2018

I Found the Best Burger Place in America. And Then I Killed It.

#america #food #culture

February 2018

Black People in the US Were Enslaved Well into the 1960s

#america #racism #history

December 2017

Am I the Face of the New American Middle Class?

I began to feel I had slipped so low that I was no longer respected. I lost self confidence. I stopped talking about my writing. Soon nobody knew that I was a writer or that I'd ever gone to college. Nobody knew me. I became invisible.

#america #economics

September 2017

The Closing of a Great American Dialect Project

#america #language #science

March 2017

The People You Won’t Meet

What will the Muslim ban cost America — and the people it targets? Sometimes it’s not about what you see, but what you won’t.

#america #travel #politics

It's time for a BLUEXIT

#america #politics

December 2016

Finding North America’s lost medieval city

#middle ages #america #cities

February 2016

Americans spend 30 billion hours a year commuting. And it’s killing them

It's terrible for the planet, too.

#cars #america

10 Japanese Travel Tips for Visiting America

#japan #america #travel

November 2015

An expansive photo record of Native American life in the early 1900s

I was lucky enough to see this exhibition on tour in Bucharest.

#america #history #photos

November 2014

A Teenager’s Written Account of the Very First Thanksgiving, 1621

#america #history #humor

October 2014

Scrunched in Seattle

#america #housing

June 2014

The ocean is swallowing up Virginia so rapidly that its leaders are forgetting to bicker about climate change

#climate #politics #america

Why Boston Has the Best Tasting Tap Water in the Nation

#america #cities #environment

May 2014

Web host gives FCC a 28.8Kbps slow lane in net neutrality protest

#america #internet #politics

March 2014

How Japan Copied American Culture and Made it Better

If you’re looking for some of America’s best bourbon, denim and burgers, go to Japan, where designers are re-engineering our culture in loving detail

#america #japan #culture

November 2013

Americans Try To Place European Countries On A Map

#america #education #humor

September 2013

Captain America in a turban

I wore that costume to challenge the way New Yorkers think about superheroes — and bearded Sikhs like me

#comics #religion #representation #america

Self-Regulation: American Schools Are Failing Nonconformist Kids

#america #education

August 2013

Detroit Receives Less Federal Money Than All Of These Foreign Nations (INFOGRAPHIC)

#america #cities #politics

July 2013

Decades of books have vanished because of US copyright protections

#culture #law #america

Is There Such A Thing As An American Novel?

#america #books

June 2013

Using Metadata to find Paul Revere

#america #history #science

Inside the United States

GlobalPost goes inside the United States to uncover the regime’s dramatic descent into authoritarian rule and how the opposition plans to fight back.

#america #politics #humor

May 2013

What if people told European history like they told Native American history?

#america #history

March 2013

Superheated American City Dealing with 110 Degrees for 33 Days — Phoenix Confronts Apocalyptic Climate Change

#america #cities #climate #disaster

Abandoned Route 66: The Tourist Trap Ghost Town

#america #travel #cities

National Archives: Searching for the Seventies

#vintage #america #photos

November 2012

PHOTOESSAY: The Sandy-Ravaged Rockaways, One Month Out

Mutual aid is alive and well on the devastated peninsula, filling in where the government failed.

#climate #disaster #america #photos

La sécheresse bloque le Mississippi, artère de l'économie américaine

#climate #disaster #america