Love/Hate: New York, Race, and 1989

Garrett McGrath

Three events defined 1989 in NYC: the Central Park jogger attack, the murder of Yusef Hawkins, and the election of the city's first (and only) black mayor.

Hirohito's Long Shadow

Shihoko Goto

Hirohito's descendants remain committed to Japan's traditional values, which desperately need reform.

China's 1989 Choice: the Paradox of Seeking Wealth and Democracy

Joseph O'Mahoney & Zheng Wang

In 1989, China's government made a choice to combine political repression, a market economy, and globalization.

Interactive Map: Undocumented, Unaccompanied, and Underage

Zack Stanton

An interactive look at the factors driving the influx of unaccompanied minors from Central America, and the risks faced en route to the U.S.

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