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Why Public Art Is Good for Cities

Marianne Dhenin Yes! Magazine
Studies show that investments in public art can improve street safety, provide tourism and new jobs, and combat social isolation and anxiety. "A city that is vibrant and thriving has art right at the center.”

The World’s Best Mayor Is a French Communist

David Broder interviews Philippe Rio Jacobin
Philippe Rio from Grigny, south of Paris, has been voted the world’s best mayor. He told Jacobin about the local social programs that have made his Communist administration a global success story

Friday Nite Videos | October 22, 2021

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Multilingual Disinformation | John Oliver. Lorde | Te Ao Mārama / Solar Power. Jordan Klepper at Trump Rally in Des Moines. QAnon Conspiracies Are Tearing Through Evangelical America. India Walton and Chokwe Antar Lumumba | In Conversation.

India Walton and Chokwe Antar Lumumba | In Conversation

Mother Jones reporter Nathalie Baptiste sits down with Chokwe Antar Lumumba, mayor of Jackson, MS, and mayoral candidate India Walton to discuss the possibilities and challenges of Black radical politics at the local level.

Friday Nite Videos | June 11, 2021

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How Radical Gardeners Took Back New York City. Mdou Moctar | Chismiten. “Takeover”: New Doc Chronicles Historic 1970 Young Lords Occupation of Lincoln Hospital in the Bronx. Is Most Published Research Wrong? Jordan Klepper Solves Guns.

Friday Nite Videos | October 16, 2020

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How America Bungled the Plague. Trump’s Covid Rally | Jordan Klepper Fingers The Pulse. Totally Under Control | Documentary. Demi Lovato | Commander In Chief. How Systemic Racism Shaped the Ecosystems of U.S. Cities.

Are Urban Planners Partly to Blame for Gentrification?

Tanner Howard CityLab
The world’s real estate is worth an estimated $217 trillion, making up more than 60 percent of global assets. Even though three-quarters of that amount is tied up in housing, it hasn’t translated to secure shelter or prosperity for many...
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