BIG LITTLE IDEAS

Inside Our Towns: Project Fighting Chance

Evan Sanford and James Fallows talk with Ian Franklin and Terry Boykins about Project Fighting Chance -- a boxing gym that is more than a boxing gym in San Bernardino. They discuss how it got started, how it has grown, and an immediate challenge it faces today.

Civic Life

"Our Towns" featured on "We're Speaking"

A conversation on the experimentation, renewal, and hope for America's small towns.

FROM THE READERS

From your towns to our inbox, notes from South Dakota and North Carolina and more.

“Our Towns” Reader Response Roundup features film screening feedback, a unique effort to support libraries nationwide, and national perceptions being addressed at the local level.

PUBLIC ART

"Public art has the power to change space.”

“‘The Wonder Mural’ by Charly Hamilton changed an entire community. Through inclusion, Charly made a piece for the community by literally painting the community.”

FROM THE READERS

'Our Towns' Viewer Response Roundup

Viewers respond to 'Our Towns' HBO documentary.

HBO DOCUMENTARY

Steven Ascher, Jeanne Jordan, and James and Deborah Fallows discuss taking the “Our Towns” story from a bestselling book to a hit HBO documentary

The filmmakers and writers discuss the story of "Our Towns" at JES Global Summit.

ECONOMIC & BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

Tighe Bullock is working to building a vibrant, attractive downtown in West Virginia’s capital city.

Revitalizing Charleston, West Virginia Brick by Brick

HBO Documentary

‘WHAT TO WATCH’ RECOMMENDS ‘OUR TOWNS’ HBO DOCUMENTARY

Editor Phil Nickinson lauds the film's "expansive perspective on America that finds unexpected connections between personal stories, community actions, and the arc of history."