American policing never adjusted to the decades-long decline in urban violence

US cities are about as safe as ever, but police practices don't reflect that, says sociolgist Patrick Sharkey.

A new wave of remote workers could bring lasting change to pricey rental markets

As Silicon Valley embraces telework, monthly rents are dropping in the area.
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Urgently needed: Timely, more detailed standardized data on US evictions

A newly created database is a good start, but nowhere near enough.

What it's been like living in one of the few places that never locked down

As an expat in Stockholm, there have been days when I've felt extremely confused.
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Camden, New Jersey, isn't really a model for police reform

Beneath the hype, the city's experience is much more complicated.