The numbers are clear: In 2015, work started on more new barriers around the world than at any other point in modern history. There are now 63 borders where walls or fences separate neighboring countries.
In many ways, the barrier-building is being driven by fear.
Most of the new walls are being erected within the European Union, which until recently was nearly borderless. Britain is going further, rolling up its bridges to the continent by voting to exit the E.U. Intended to counter migrants...
NYT reviewed 503 of the most powerful people in American culture, government, education and business, and found that just 44 are minorities. Any list of the powerful is subjective, but the people here have an outsize influence on the nation’s rules and culture.
Inside President Rodrigo Duterte’s brutal antidrug campaign in the Philippines, DANIEL BEREHULAK documented 57 homicide victims over 35 days. It's available in Chinese at https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2016/12/07/world/asia/rodrigo-duterte-philippines-drugs-killings-chinese.html?mtrref=www.nytimes.com&gwh=53006AFB6E533BC11B78BDBFF77AB770&gwt=pay
Children born of migrant parents are excluded from Beijing public schools because of policies that are intended to control the city’s spectacular growth, which until recently has been driven by workers from China’s less-developed interior.
A Roadmap to the Best Journalism of 2016
15 Lists of the Year’s Best Reporting That Will Keep You Reading Well Into the New Year.
Every year for the past four years I’ve spent the last week of the year reviewing the most amazing online, interactive and immersive journalism projects from the past year. I do it both to catch up on great reporting I might have missed and to shine a spotlight on the kind of journalism that the web makes possible.
This is the story of a man who fell from grace. From the biggest stages in the world to the streets of San Francisco. Tim Blevins has suffered from addiction, health problems, and housing issues but retains a resiliency to rebound and make it back to center stage, reconnect with his family and mend his missteps.
Fifty years ago, Bay Area residents rallied around the call to save San Francisco Bay. Public action on an unprecedented scale reversed development tides that for more than a century had covered shallow waters with land for industrial parks and housing tracts, roadways and garbage dumps.
Now the challenge is more profound: to accommodate the bay’s impending expansion as it rises because of our warming planet. And to accomplish that in a way that won’t put our human and environmental resources...
About 70,000 years ago, a person — genetically identical to us in every way that matters — waded into the narrowest part of what is now the Red Sea between Eritrea and Yemen. He (or she, no one knows) made it safely to the other side. More than 7 billion of us have followed, according to the best available science, leaving a common home in Africa and scurrying across the planet.
Universal Gymnastics in Miami is as much a launching pad for Olympic dreams as it is a cathedral to its homegrown star, Danell Leyva. So with all eyes on him at his gym, we asked the 2012 Olympic bronze medalist to show us his gold-winning World Championship routine on the parallel bars.