The Guardian

Sep 29

Detroit is knocking down 200 houses a week, with 40,000 to go.
Could the city’s attempt to rid itself of “ruin porn” speed up gentrification?

Detroit is knocking down 200 houses a week, with 40,000 to go.

Could the city’s attempt to rid itself of “ruin porn” speed up gentrification?

(Source: theguardian.com)

Sep 28


Robin used to keep chickens in his backyard, and pigeons on the roof of his Park Slope, Brooklyn, brownstone. The chickens for eggs, the pigeons for sport. 
He isn’t allowed either anymore. “
“When the new people started moving into this neighborhood, buying up the buildings, they started demanding changes. They got rid of the chickens first. Then they complained about the pigeons. I was the last guy to be able to keep them. These new folks love their animals and spend crazy amounts on them, as long as it’s cats and dogs.”

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Photo: Chris Arnade

Robin used to keep chickens in his backyard, and pigeons on the roof of his Park Slope, Brooklyn, brownstone. The chickens for eggs, the pigeons for sport. 

He isn’t allowed either anymore. “

“When the new people started moving into this neighborhood, buying up the buildings, they started demanding changes. They got rid of the chickens first. Then they complained about the pigeons. I was the last guy to be able to keep them. These new folks love their animals and spend crazy amounts on them, as long as it’s cats and dogs.”

Read more »

Photo: Chris Arnade

(Source: theguardian.com)

Detroit is knocking down 200 houses a week, with 40,000 to go.
Could the city’s attempt to rid itself of “ruin porn” speed up gentrification?
Photo: Jonathan Kaiman 

Detroit is knocking down 200 houses a week, with 40,000 to go.

Could the city’s attempt to rid itself of “ruin porn” speed up gentrification?

Photo: Jonathan Kaiman 

(Source: theguardian.com)

Sep 27

George Clooney’s and Amal Alamuddin’s wedding weekend – in pictures
Photo: Luigi Costantini/AP

George Clooney’s and Amal Alamuddin’s wedding weekend – in pictures

Photo: Luigi Costantini/AP

(Source: theguardian.com)

Sep 26

Banned books never harmed anyone.
Our readers share their stories.

Banned books never harmed anyone.

Our readers share their stories.

(Source: theguardian.com)

"Come look at the freaks. Come gape at the geeks." 
The upcoming premiere of American Horror Story: Freak Show shows how slurs against people with disabilities have gone mainstream.

"Come look at the freaks. Come gape at the geeks." 

The upcoming premiere of American Horror Story: Freak Show shows how slurs against people with disabilities have gone mainstream.

(Source: theguardian.com)

Barb Wells taught chemistry for nine years at an all-girls Catholic high school until last month. 
Her firing has ignited an international protest movement online. Here’s why: http://bit.ly/1xq09yY

Barb Wells taught chemistry for nine years at an all-girls Catholic high school until last month. 

Her firing has ignited an international protest movement online. Here’s why: http://bit.ly/1xq09yY

(Source: theguardian.com)

Really miss your typewriter? There’s an app for that. 
Photo: USBtyperwriter.com

Really miss your typewriter? There’s an app for that

Photo: USBtyperwriter.com

(Source: theguardian.com)

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