10 Aug

Map of the Week: The Handmaid’s Tale

The Handmaid’s Tale is a critically acclaimed television series, based on a dystopian novel by author Margaret Atwood, about a near-future when the continental United States has been taken over by an extremist totalitarian regime. The show has won over...
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3 Aug

Map of the Week: The American Rent Crisis

America can’t pay the rent. A 2017 report from the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) found that 8.3 million very low-income households paid more than half of their monthly income on rent, or lived in substandard housing....
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27 Jul

Map of the Week: Live Earthquake

Earthquakes are a much more common occurrence than one might expect. According to the U.S. Geological Survey, there are, on average, over 14,000 earthquakes of magnitude 4 or greater every year, which amounts to approximately 40 per day. Every movement...
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20 Jul

Map of the Week: Debt in the U.S.

This gorgeous map from the Urban Institute illustrates something very important: Americans have a debt problem. In fact, most statistics show that the majority of Americans are in debt – whether that’s ‘good’ debt, such as a mortgage, or bad...
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13 Jul

Map of the Week: City Smells

If you’ve ever lived in a big city, chances are you’re tired of hearing about how bad your city smells. It’s true, though, that wherever there are people there are the odors that come with them – car exhaust, trash,...
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22 Jun

Map of the Week: Gun Violence

On June 12, 2016, 49 people were killed and 53 more were wounded in a shooting at Pulse, a nightclub in Orlando, Florida. At that time, it was the deadliest contemporary mass shooting by a single shooter in the United...
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8 Jun

Map of the Week: London Tube Map

Have you ever felt defeated by the crowded subway while traveling in big cities? The London Underground, also known as the Tube, has eleven lines that cover 402 kilometers and serve 270 stations. It is the world’s oldest underground railway...
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