Struggling dailies are abandoning their grand old buildings. Why that's not a bad thing.
What must surely rank among the most touching demonstrations of the emotional bond between a newspaper and its readers occurred in Washington during the summer of 1973. The Nixon tapes had just been released, and dozens of people flocked to the Washington Post building to wait for the first edition to come off the presses, then visible through the lobby windows. READ MORE >>
A phenomenon that revived cities can also make them monotonous
A funny thing happened in the half century since Jane Jacobs published her classic treatise excoriating the planning establishment for clear-cutting American cities and replacing eclectic neighborhoods with sterile housing towers: Her vision of urban change won the day. READ MORE >>