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Archive for December, 2019
The city has changed drastically over the past 40 years, yet the M.T.A. map designed in 1979 has largely endured.
The most recent issue of The Atlantic includes a fascinating article by Jonathan Haidt and Tobias Rose-Stockwell. It's titled, "The Dark Psychology of Social