My copy of Caste, Isabel Wilkerson’s new non-fiction tome on how racial discrimination and segregation shaped America, is due to be delivered tomorrow. I haven’t been this excited to read a book in a very long time. Well, excited might not be the right word. Her last book, The Warmth of Other Suns—which tells the […]

Sabotaging the USPS

Republicans have long had it out for the United States Postal Service, given their propensity to privatize vital public services, but now they have a new reason to double-down in the midst of a pandemic: impeding our ability to safely vote by mail. Postal workers interviewed by Vice believe current Postmaster General (and, surprise surprise, […]

Spotting Caro

If you’re a journalist or political commentator, it’s really very important that everyone know you’ve read The Power Broker. There’s even a Twitter account dedicated to spotting Robert Caro books in the background of video call interviews.

Reimagining the Brooklyn Bridge

A design contest to reimagine the Brooklyn Bridge has published their finalists, many of which share a vision of phasing out car lanes, prioritizing public transit, and restoring the original pedestrian promenades. The contest is no guarantee any of these projects will actually be built, but with New York finally making real progress to open […]