ADHESIVE IDENTITIES: Stickers and Political ExpressionHidden behind their laptop screens, students seemingly create a barrier separating them from the outside world. Yet, in an era where political activism has expanded to encompass social media platforms, the very technological devices used by students have become in and of themselves vehicles of political expression. Political stickers, once […]
In March 2016, Governor Pat McCrory of North Carolina signed House Bill 2, which required that individuals use the restrooms that corresponded to the gender they were assigned at birth, spurring a national discussion about gender and restroom usage.Democrats and progressives argue that the bill in effect discriminates against transgender individuals who wish to use […]
Infographic by Zack Goldstein and Julie Pham.
Every four years, the Democratic Party gathers together to nominate a candidate for President and unify around a single party platform, here’s how it works.
The Rhode Island government recently signed RhodeWorks, a new initiative to repair over 600 bridges and roads in Rhode Island by investing in transportation infrastructure, into law. While the plan’s main source of funding, tolling large trucks, was met with mixed response, most parties agree that Rhode Island’s infrastructure is in a dangerous state of […]
As it spreads across the Americas, Zika is greatly affecting politics and development. Learn more about the virus and its impact on Brazil with this infographic from the BPR Media Team.
Since the start of the Syrian civil war in 2011, over four million Syrians have fled their country, and the number of asylum seekers in Europe continues to rise rapidly. This infographic is an introduction to how different countries are responding to the crisis.Infographic by Emily Rudder and Drew To.
Policy decisions surrounding reproductive rights affect over 161 million women living in the United States today, yet the information available to voters is often biased and sensationalized. Use this infographic to learn about leading candidates’ positions on a range of issues associated with reproductive rights, as well as the implications of those stances.Infographic by Isabela Karibjanian, Hannah […]
Following the death of 25 year-old Freddie Gray in police custody, Baltimore erupted in protests. This lead Maryland Governor Larry Hogan to declare a state of emergency and activate the National Guard. Now state’s attorney Marilyn Mosby has announced criminal charges against the six police officers involved in Gray’s death. Use this interactive graphic to explore how […]
As May 8th approaches, many countries are planning public celebrations for Victory in Europe Day, which marks the 70th anniversary of the German surrender in World War II. But the mood is heavier in Germany, as the country continues to face the challenge of living with the legacy of the war. Everything in Berlin, it […]
Until the 1970s, Fox Point was the focal point of the Cape Verdean community in Providence. Today, the neighborhood, which lies just south of Brown’s campus and a little ways down College Hill, is primarily known to Brown students as the home of Duck and Bunny, India Point Park and — of course — Whiskey […]
On February 27, 2015, Russian opposition leader Boris Nemstov was gunned down near the Kremlin in Moscow. The shooting came the day before the former deputy prime minister and noted critic of President Vladimir Putin was supposed to lead a protest against the Russian government. Use this interactive graphic to explore how the assassination played out in Moscow.Graphic by Gray Brakke.