Waze Lights the Beacons to Guide Drivers Through Chicagos Tangled Streets

In downtown Chicago, near where the river satisfies the lake, the city gets a bad case of Escheritis. The streets double– in some cases triple!– into 3 measurements, dropping listed below each folding and other around the basements and sub-basements of high-rise buildings, crossing the river on bridges hanging listed below other bridges, and eliding Read more about Waze Lights the Beacons to Guide Drivers Through Chicagos Tangled Streets[…]

Halfway to boiling: the city at 50C

It is the temperature at which human cells start to cook, animals suffer and air conditioners overload power grids. Once an urban anomaly, 50C is fast becoming reality Imagine a city at 50C (122F). The pavements are empty, the parks quiet, entire neighbourhoods appear uninhabited. Nobody with a choice ventures outside during daylight hours. Only Read more about Halfway to boiling: the city at 50C[…]

War-torn Sarajevos camera kids, then and now a photo essay

In 1997 photographer Chris Leslie taught basic camera techniques at Sarajevos Bjelave orphanage and sent the children off to capture their city. This year he returned to see how their lives had unfolded The children confined to Bjelave orphanage had suffered terribly both because of the war, and from neglect and abuse. One journalist described Read more about War-torn Sarajevos camera kids, then and now a photo essay[…]

A siege. A bomb. 48 dogs. And the black commune that would not surrender

Forty years ago, Philadelphia erupted in one of the most dramatic shoot-outs of the black liberation struggle. Ed Pilkington tells the surreal story of the Move 9 and what happened to them next The photograph is one of the standout images of the 1970s black liberation struggle. An African American man, his hair in dreadlocks, Read more about A siege. A bomb. 48 dogs. And the black commune that would not surrender[…]

12 Ways Youre Eating in New York City Wrong

Few questions are more urgent than where to eat when you’re traveling to a place with more than two restaurants. It’s certainly omnipresent for people who are visiting New York. (“Where should I eat?” is a question any local food critic hopes to never hear again.) The city has one of the best and deepest restaurant rosters in the Read more about 12 Ways Youre Eating in New York City Wrong[…]

‘Google go home’: the Berlin neighbourhood fighting off a tech giant

Other cities have embraced the company, but in Kreuzberg opposition to a planned Google campus is vociferous. What makes Berlin different? In the streets next to Grlitzer Park an oblong patch popular with skaters, dog walkers and the odd drug dealer in the east of Kreuzberg in Berlin you soon spot signs of contention about Read more about ‘Google go home’: the Berlin neighbourhood fighting off a tech giant[…]