This Sculptor Piles People on Top of Each Other to Make Art
July 22, 2014

And rethinking public spaces in the process.

Welcome to the Traffic Capital of the World
What I learned from the crippling gridlock in Dhaka, Bangladesh
July 02, 2014

There are only 650 major intersections here—but somehow only 60 traffic lights.

San Francisco Mapped Every Brothel, Opium Den, and Gambling Parlor During a Moral Panic in the 1880s
The ugly motive behind a beautiful diagram of old Chinatown
July 02, 2014

The ugly motives behind a beautiful diagram of 1880s Chinatown 

Shanghai is One of the Greatest Jewish Cities Ever Constructed
Its current success is a function of that history
June 30, 2014

It's current success is a function of that history.

Richard Florida, Mr. Creative Class, Is Now Mr. Rust Belt
But he's not sorry about Brooklynizing your neighborhood
December 18, 2013

Richard Florida's theory of the creative class has been disproved. He's hoping you won't notice.

Berlin Is a Little Too Proud to Be a Hacker Haven
November 27, 2013

Alongside good quiche, cool bars, and the locals’ finicky habit of rolling their own cigarettes, add to the German capital’s reputation this: It is a refuge for prominent members of the pro-transparency community best embodied by former National Secu

Would Repealing D.C.’s Height Limit Help Republicans Win Back Virginia?
November 14, 2013

Washington, D.C.’s infamous height limit for buildings has returned to the news of late, with the D.C.

Here's How One World Trade Center, America's Tallest Building, Compares Worldwide
November 12, 2013

For the first time in nearly 40 years, New York City will be home to the country's tallest building.

The End of the Rainbow
From 1993: America's Changing Urban Politics
October 31, 2013

Big cities are turning against Bloomberg-style mayors. This 1993 TNR piece explains why we first turned to them.

Maryville, Missouri Is a Lawless Hellhole
And other things you can't say about small towns
October 23, 2013

Small-towners are allowed to dis big cities, but not vice versa. The Maryville rape case should change that.