The United States’ Climate Change Refugees

Deep in the Louisiana bayou, residents of Isle de Jean Charles are being forced from their homes. The island (about 1.5 hours from New Orleans) has lost a staggering 98% of its land since 1955—due to climate change, hurricanes and 2010’s Deepwater Horizon oil spill—and the Biloxi-Chitimacha-Choctaw Indian people who live there have been fleeing for some time, but now have officially been offered $48 …

The Optimal US Road Trip

Self proclaimed “data tinkerer” Randal Olson has computed the optimal road trip across the United States. Using an algorithm that he previously applied to finding the best search path for locating Waldo in a “Where’s Waldo” book, Olson targeted must-see national natural landmarks, parks, historical sites and monuments all within the contiguous 48 states. The result is a 9.33 day-long, 13,699 mile drive that stops …

Art Everywhere US

A nationwide art show celebrating 50 American classics

There’s no questioning Times Square’s cultural relevancy. While it’s currently mostly full of big box chain stores, gimmicky restaurants and ticket hustlers, the fact remains that it’s one of the most iconic public spaces in the world. Now—to the delight of tourists and locals alike—a few of its billboards just swapped their ad slogans for fine art. Alongside CNN headlines and the golden arches, visitors …