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Billboards That Inspire

Photographer Brittani Sensabaugh didn’t like billboards with negative messages in her East Oakland neighborhood. So she created her own.

Be a Human Billboard

Social activist Ruth Smiler is on a mission to support racial justice.

Drew Ackerman Will Bore You to Sleep, And His Fans Love Him for It

Ackerman couldn’t sleep as a kid, so now he tells rambling, sleep-inducing stories on his wildly successful podcast.

Back to East 14th Street

There’s a viral movement to change the name of International Boulevard back to East 14th Street—the name it had for nearly 100 years.

Hot Rod Heroine

Leigha Miller is a teenage drag-racing champ.

Essay: Universal Love and Sowing Seeds

A trip to Club Mud in Nigeria leads to Rita, Unekwu, and a lot of rain.

Essay: The Beds We Make

Sometimes there is no doing something over.

Essay: Present Pioneer

She finds what it takes to start over.

Essay: What I Learned

A play date crumbles in a Church’s Chicken parking lot.

Essay: Billy and Me

Rooting for a match-up against Bearcat Weaver.