Reimagining the Common Good


What is the Meaning Behind These Categories?

These categories are intended to orient you to the substance of the article and to communicate our framework for understanding the endowments that constitute civic life. This “human ecology” model is at the core of the Thriving Cities Project, a research initiative of the Institute for Advanced Studies in Culture.

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Drugs, College, and Reality TV

From time to time we like to draw your attention to previous editions of Culture Briefing, for the simple reason that learning to name the climate requires sustained attention to cultural trends as they develop and change.

By The New City Commons Staff | Vol. 107

The Good

On Charlottesville

The New City Commons staff responds to the racism and deadly violence in Charlottesville on August 12, 2017.

By New City Commons Staff | Vol. 101

The True

Podcasts for Summer

Another summer dispatch from the Second Golden Age of Radio.

By New City Commons Staff | Vol. 99

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Stories that Stuck, Part 2

Our second set of “stories that stuck” in 2016, curated by various members of the New City Commons staff. ​

By New City Commons Staff | Vol. 75

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Podcasts We Love

A mid-summer collection of podcast recommendations from the New City Commons staff.

By New City Commons Staff | Vol. 56


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The Best of 2015, Part 2

A summary of this week’s articles, handpicked by the New City Commons staff from the best pieces they read this year.

By New City Commons Staff | Vol. 30


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The Best of 2015, Part 1

For our last two briefings of 2015, we’ll take a retrospective glance at the last year. Rather than a standard “best-of” list, we’ve chosen to highlight pieces that have stuck with us over time. This means that each...

By New City Commons Staff | Vol. 29

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