Geography

December 9, 2015, 11am PST
Looking for the perfect holiday gift for a planner? Check out these new map books.
New York Times
October 21, 2015, 7am PDT
K-12 geography proficiency has not improved since 1994.
Association of American Geographers
July 30, 2015, 11am PDT
Maps are still an important tool in teaching kids to be global citizens.
The Washington Post - Blogs
April 10, 2015, 10am PDT
Research suggests a correlation between regional income inequality and poorer health. Several statistical and sociological causes may come into play.
New York Times
March 13, 2015, 12pm PDT
One of Detroit’s most defining modern characteristics—and most pressing dilemmas—is its huge amount of neglected and vacant land.
Mapping Detroit
October 3, 2013, 8am PDT
A new exhibition on Greco-Roman mapmaking at the Institute for the Study of the Ancient World in New York examines the relationship between geographic and metaphysical world views.
The New York Times
May 10, 2012, 2pm PDT
Matt Flegenheimer reports on how newly found errors in New York's vaunted subway map have reignited a battle over who deserves credit for its design, and who should own up to its mistakes.
The New York Times
June 22, 2011, 5am PDT
The WikiLeaks release revealed the locations of a set of infrastructural sites operated by the United States all across the world. This piece from <em>Domus</em> looks at the geographical and geopolitical implications of this network.
domus
March 16, 2011, 1pm PDT
Who's the happiest and healthiest of them all? The New York Times posts an interactive map of the national Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index.
New York Times
September 12, 2010, 9am PDT
In the wake of the BP oil spill, geographer Richard Campanella of Tulane University takes a look at the geography of New Orleans and the Gulf region, and suggests that the disaster will fuel a renewed discussion of the area's uniqueness.
Places
December 3, 2009, 7am PST
The New York Times' has created an interactive map of food stamp usage breaking down recipients by county across the United States.
NYTimes.com
November 17, 2009, 12pm PST
Citizen volunteers are democratizing the field of online mapping, spreading out to document neighborhoods and streets worldwide.
New York Times
Blog post
August 10, 2009, 9am PDT
 

Some commentators think that Internet technology will liberate us from the constraints of place; for example, one amazon.com book review of Joel Kotkin’s The New Geography states “Because today's connected workers can live anywhere they want, they will live anywhere they want.”  Kotkin himself is a little more circumspect, but writes: “Telecommunication allows people who want privacy, low-density neighborhoods and good schools to live in small towns in a way never before possible.”(1)  There is a tiny amount of truth to this claim: the Internet does make it

Michael Lewyn
March 11, 2008, 7am PDT
<p>A look at the similarities between Los Angeles and Mexico City.</p>
LA Weekly