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When Killings become Political

The Cold War is gone and long-forgotten. The infamous period of 90’s in Kashmir is gone too and the consequences are well before us. Let’s contextualize the two events in history that shaped and dismantled some of the modern world powers and democracies. 692 more words


Severn Beach to Bristol, Part 1

Time for some more urban walking. Follow me on a journey of two great rivers that showed me a different side to a city that I thought I knew well. 806 more words


Gen Next

Sometimes you need to move seats,
change your view, to change
your mind.

I’ve spent 25 windowless years
in a heavily windowed building.

The work done gives me glimpses… 79 more words

Julie Ayers

Detroit’s road to recovery goes through the schools

The topic for the day on Thursday morning was “The Road to Rebuilding Detroit,” but pretty much everyone in Detroit who knows anything about what’s going on here knows that there is no road to rebuilding Detroit that doesn’t pass through the calamity of Detroit’s public – and charter – schools. 727 more words


Two by Two, Standing on the Urban Escalator

In Price Tags’ quest to provide you with important information and to ensure you also win any urban trivia bet you may wager, we want you to hear this first- 245 more words


Have Latte, Will Talk in the "Third Place".

In 1989, Ray Oldenburg coined the phrase “third place” in his book The Great Good Place.  The “third place” was the importance of “cafés (not to mention pubs, piazzas, beer gardens and teahouses) as gathering places essential to our individual mental health and that of society as a whole.” 215 more words


About Intellectual Diversity: A Reply to Knibbs

I had not previously heard of the website known as The Ringer, but today I encountered an article there by an author named Kate Knibbs. It came up in a Google search, not far from the top, so I guessed that others were probably seeing it too. 1,284 more words