There are a number of organizations within Wikipedia devoted to niche topics. Right here in New York, there are contributors who have dedicated years of their lives creating articles just about the city. Sachi McClendon met with some of these wikipedians to learn about the challenges of creating the largest encyclopedia on one of the […]
Japan has long struggled with a problem: hikikomori. Young Japanese citizens who’ve stopped going to school, work, or even leaving home. And the Japanese government has stepped in to help. But as Sachi McClendon finds, Hikikomori are also in the US, but don’t have the same support system.
You might have noticed the cherry blossoms blooming throughout the city. There’s even a festival to celebrate the occasion at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden this weekend. It’s called Sakura Matsuri. I spoke with Ann McClellan, who has written extensively about the symbolism behind Japan’s famous flower.
The New York International Auto Show opens today, with nearly 1000 cars on display on the floor of the Javitts Center. As Sachi McClendon reports, the big selling point for many of the cars: tech-heavy amenities…and lots of them.
Wrestlemania is coming to Metlife Stadium this Sunday. For fans of wrestling, Wrestlemania is the Super Bowl, Stanley Cup and the Academy Awards all wrapped into one. While the event happens every year, this is the first time women will be featured in the main wrestling match. I spoke with Dan Murphy, author of Sisterhood […]
A couple years ago, the dating app Tinder began offering gender options beyond just male or female. It now lets users choose from a spectrum of identities, like transgender, genderqueer or gender non-conforming. But as Sachi McClendon reports, users are still forced to make a binary decision on the app.
On Monday, New York State lawmakers are set to approve a ban on single use plastic bags. Many environmentalists are claiming the ban as a victory, but businesses worry about the change. Sachi McClendon talked to grocery stores owners and to see how this ban will affect them.