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The Stock Market’s On-Again, Off-Again Relationship With Trump - The New York Times
Investors did not know what to expect from a Trump presidency. Would they get a traditional pro-business Republican who promised tax cuts, or an unpredictable populist who would disrupt trade? So far, they’ve gotten both in President Trump, who sees the stock market as a barometer of his success. Stocks are up 25 percent in the two years since his election, but it has not always been a smooth ride.
scrollytelling  datavis  finance  timeline 
yesterday
A Map of Every Building in America - The New York Times
Every black speck on the map below is a building, reflecting the built legacy of the United States.
maps  interactive  usa 
18 days ago
When Connecticut's changing leaves will be most brilliant
For science, Trend CT determined the daily dominant color of leaves between 2012 and 2015 by scraping and analyzing thousands of images from the state’s outdoor haze and visibility cameras on Cornwall Mohawk Mountain and Talcott Mountain Science Center in Avon that overlooks Hartford.
datavis  fall  connecticut  color 
21 days ago
The 2018 midterms in campaign logos, all 900 of them - Washington Post
The Washington Post used data from the Center for American Politics and Design’s logo collection. The Post used the predominant color from each logo, as determined by the Center with a few color corrections, to create the congressional and party visualizations. The donkey and elephant icons for this story’s promotional image are by corpus delcti and Michelle Harris of the Noun Project.
color  datavis  politics  election2018  design 
21 days ago
50 Years of "Avengers" Comic Book Covers Through Color - WSJ.com
A survey of the colors of Marvel's 'The Avengers' covers reveals a shift to a more complex, cinematic palette
color  comics  marvel 
21 days ago
Game of Thrones season 7: how the show’s colors have changed since season 1 - Vox
We analyzed all 67 episodes and found that show is getting colder — and staying dark.
datavis  color  television  gameofthrones 
21 days ago
The colors of NYRB Classics - Los Angeles Times
The Times compiled a list of all NYRB Classics with each book's cover, title, original language, spine color and publication date. A computer script determined each cover's dominant color. The medium and content of each piece of cover art was classified by Times staff.
color  storytelling  books  datavis 
21 days ago
Gun Law Navigator
The Gun Law Navigator is the largest historical database of modern U.S. gun laws, drawing on Everytown for Gun Safety’s survey of state gun laws back to 1991. The Navigator allows you to compare the strength of state gun laws, track trends over time, and identify gaps in the gun laws in your state.
guns  data  law  datavis 
21 days ago
Gun Violence Archive
Gun Violence Archive (GVA) is a not for profit corporation formed in 2013 to provide free online public access to accurate information about gun-related violence in the United States. GVA will collect and check for accuracy, comprehensive information about gun-related violence in the U.S. and then post and disseminate it online.
guns  data 
21 days ago
Dirty dealing in the $175 billion Amazon Marketplace - The Verge
Stolen identities, ominous threats, intricately coordinated hijackings, and the people who are just trying to understand the rules of a lawless land. This isn’t the Wild West. It’s Amazon’s Seller Marketplace, where customers buy things like tents and novelty socks and other tchotchkes.
amazon  business 
21 days ago
2018 General Election Results - capradio.org
Liveblog, embedded NPR national election results, local results
pubmedia  election2018  npr  electionresults 
4 weeks ago
Circle Cities — sarah makes maps
Those aren't candy or coffee stains. This post is dedicated to the shapely, circular cities of Georgia.
maps  georgia  usa  cities  urbanplanning 
6 weeks ago
How To Win A Trade War | FiveThirtyEight
We’ve simplified trade dramatically: You’re engaging in 100 rounds of trade with a randomly chosen FiveThirtyEight reader. In each round, you and your trade partner can either cooperate (allow free trade) or defect (impose a tariff). Your goal is to pick a strategy that earns you as much as possible.
interactive  game  simulation  economics  business 
7 weeks ago
Opinion | How to Have a Conversation With Your Angry Uncle Over Thanksgiving - The New York Times
So how can you talk with people who disagree with you without setting off this fight-or-flight response? Drawing on extensive online dialogues with conservatives and my own background in psychiatry and political psychology, I developed a five-step method to help people have difficult conversations.

Across the country, members of my nonprofit group, Smart Politics, are using this process to heal relationships damaged in the wake of the 2016 election. Many report being able to discuss politics with family members for the first time in years.

Thanksgiving is the perfect time for you to give it a try. Before the big day, practice discussing a couple of difficult topics with Angry Uncle Bot, a chat program created to help teach you the techniques.
bot  interactive  relationships  storytelling  politics 
9 weeks ago
How Connected Is Your Community to Everywhere Else in America? - The New York Times
In the millions of ties on Facebook that connect relatives, co-workers, classmates and friends, Americans are far more likely to know people nearby than in distant communities that share their politics or mirror their demographics. The dominant picture in data analyzed by economists at Facebook, Harvard, Princeton and New York University is not that like-minded places are linked; rather, people in counties close to one another are.
datavis  socialmedia  socialnetwork  facebook  maps  interactive 
9 weeks ago
2017 was California’s largest and most destructive fire season in a decade - Washington Post
Nice data illustration (showing boundaries of various fires next to outline of DC) at the top, and a nicely-executed "see the boundaries of the Thomas fire over your hometown" interactive
interactive  map  california  wildfire  datavis  mapping 
10 weeks ago
Expected Voter Turnout 2018 Midterms: Here’s Who Votes in America
Overall, the U.S. is rapidly becoming more diverse, with the country projected to become majority non-white by 2045. Still, the 2014 midterm electorate was nearly 76 percent white and about 17 years older than the median of the U.S. population. Here’s how that happens.
datavis  scrollytelling  animation  squarepie  voting  elections  election14 
11 weeks ago
Did I Make a Mistake Selling Del.icio.us to Yahoo? | Intelligencer | NY Mag
Joshua Schachter’s groundbreaking social-bookmarking site Del.icio.us, founded in 2003, popularized the idea of “tags” — organizing bookmarks by appending just a word or two. At its height, Del.icio.us was the toast of budding social sites known as Web 2.0, had millions of users, and served as a direct inspiration for sites like Reddit and Pinterest. Schachter talked to Intelligencer about his decision sell Del.icio.us to Yahoo in 2005 — and how it felt to watch as the company was mismanaged and sold off to a series of buyers before being permanently shut down in 2017.
socialnetwork  delicious  yahoo  business 
11 weeks ago
Ask the Question, Visualize the Answer | FlowingData
A practical example for how asking and answering questions helps guide you towards more focused data graphics.
datavia  tutorial  howto  census 
october 2018
Hurricane Maria was a partly manmade disaster. Hundreds of families told us what really happened
Investigation by Quartz, Puerto Rico's Center for Investigative Journalism and the Associated Press
datavis  scrollytelling  hurricane  puertorico  storytelling 
september 2018
How to register to vote in 2018 midterm elections by state - Washington Post
Really nicely-done. Geolocation, useful information from a variety of sources, comparison of your state vs. others, good focus
voting  election2018  interactive  geolocation 
september 2018
How Connected Is Your Community to Everywhere Else in America? - The New York Times
In the millions of ties on Facebook that connect relatives, co-workers, classmates and friends, Americans are far more likely to know people nearby than in distant communities that share their politics or mirror their demographics. The dominant picture in data analyzed by economists at Facebook, Harvard, Princeton and New York University is not that like-minded places are linked; rather, people in counties close to one another are.
datavis  maps  facebook  socialmedia  relationships 
september 2018
An Introduction to Scrollama.js
Scrollama is a modern and lightweight JavaScript library for scrollytelling using IntersectionObserver in favor of scroll events. Using IntersectionObserver abstracts element-in-view detection and removes the need to monitor scroll events, which contribute towards a sluggish experience. It offers three main features:
javascript  scrollytelling  webdev 
september 2018
Trump Has Changed How Teens View the News - The Atlantic
"Young people can see the president’s tweets as jokes, but they still often share his negative feelings about the press."
journalism  news  politics  donaldtrump  socialmedia  teens 
september 2018
Political Bubbles and Hidden Diversity: Highlights From a Very Detailed Map of the 2016 Election - The New York Times
Today The New York Times published an interactive map that lets you explore the 2016 presidential election at the highest level of detail available: by voting precinct.

This map, although nearly two years old, continues to define American politics. The vast majority of people who voted for Donald J. Trump say they approve of his job performance today, while the vast majority of Hillary Clinton voters say they disapprove.

On the neighborhood level, many of us really do live in an electoral bubble, this map shows: More than one in five voters lived in a precinct where 80 percent of the two-party vote went to Mr. Trump or Mrs. Clinton. But the map also reveals surprising diversity.
electionresults  election2016  precincts  president  datavis  map  mapbox  politics 
july 2018
ASMAD - Amtrak Status Maps Archive Database - Home
This website (ASMAD) contains the Amtrak Status Maps archived data. The status maps show the last-reported departure or arrival time for stations along each of Amtrak's train routes, and are an easy way to see how closely a train is running to its published timetable.
amtrak  data 
july 2018
Pressure Cooker Thai Green Chicken Curry With Eggplant and Kabocha Squash Recipe | Serious Eats
This fragrant, hearty Thai-style chicken curry tastes like it took hours to prepare, but it cooks in a pressure cooker in just 20 minutes. Pieces of sweet kabocha squash and eggplant break down into the coconut-milk-based sauce, thickening it and adding layers of flavor.
recipe  thai  curry  chicken  instantpot 
april 2018
Quick and Easy Pressure Cooker Chicken and Black Bean Stew Recipe | Serious Eats
The pressure cooker is an amazing device for making flavor-packed stews in very short order. In this version, black beans are stewed together with spicy Hatch chilies, smoky Andouille sausage, and fall-off-the-bone tender chicken legs. It all cooks in under an hour start-to-finish.
recipe  soup  stew  chicken  instantpot 
april 2018
Pressure Cooker Black Bean Soup With Sausage and Cumin-Lime Sour Cream Recipe | Serious Eats
This easy black bean soup with smoky andouille sausage and diced mushrooms tastes like it cooked for hours, but thanks to the pressure cooker, it's ready in just one. A bright cumin-lime sour cream tops it off.
recipe  soup  instantpot 
april 2018
The Pressure Cooker Makes Rich Chicken Chile Verde in Under 30 Minutes | Serious Eats
It's a tough call, but I'm almost inclined to say that I like green chili made with tomatillos and a mix of fresh green peppers even more than I like a bowl of Texas red. This version is packed with moist, tender chunks of braised chicken thighs in a balanced sauce that is rich with umami depth and green chili flavor, but still plenty bright and fresh. And the best part: You can make it in under half an hour. All it takes is a pressure cooker and some dumping skills.
recipe  dinner  chicken  instantpot 
april 2018
Viz Palette
Test how a list of hex colors will look in a viz context. Also includes color-blindness filters.
datavis  color  palette  tools  accessibility 
april 2018
It Might As Well Be Spring - Topic
"It could be nice to fall in love during springtime in New York. On second thought, it could also be awful." Whimsical illustrations on top of photos by Liana Finck
illustration  photography  storytelling  humor  whimsy 
april 2018
Huge MIT Study of ‘Fake News’: Falsehoods Win on Twitter - The Atlantic
Falsehoods almost always beat out the truth on Twitter, penetrating further, faster, and deeper into the social network than accurate information.
march 2018
The Needle’s Back. Maybe This Time, It Will Really Be Wrong. - The New York Times
"And yes, it could be wrong. Or “wrong.” To understand why, it’s important to understand how our forecast works."
datavis  uncertainty  elections  electionresults 
march 2018
Virginia precinct analysis – Polarization by race, education - Washington Post
Ralph Northam (D) beat Ed Gillespie (R) in the Virginia governor's race by almost nine points. He outperformed his predecessor, Terry McAuliffe, as well as Hillary Clinton, pushing Virginia toward a reliable blue.
datavis  politics  polarization  election2017  virginia 
january 2018
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