Aarian Marshall

Indiana Drivers Paid $4.8 Million in NYC Parking Tickets Last Year

And other sad parking tales told by open data.

Will Cape Cod Privatize Its Emergency Mental Healthcare System?

The Massachusetts region has four times the suicide rate of the rest of the state. Would a privately run system help or hurt?

What Are the Bounds of a Traffic Stop, According to the Supreme Court?

The nation's highest court has ruled that police officers can't draw out a stop for the sole reason of waiting for drug sniffing dogs.

America's Great Carl's Jr.—Hardee's Divide

One company. One logo. Two regional dining experiences.

Is This Crazy Chair the Future of Air Travel?

Boeing has filed a patent on an "upright sleep support system," so let's give it a closer look.

Visualizing East Asia's Explosive Urban Growth

A winning data visualization highlights the successes—and perils—of the recent East Asian city boom.

To Save Lives, Shake Up Traffic Signs

A new study finds that "active" road signs may make drivers more attentive.

How Do You Convince People to Eat Weeds?

The Berkeley-based Wild Food Week takes aim at high-end chefs.

Can a Whitewater Park Jump-Start Asheville's Economy?

A proposed whitewater park would bring North Carolina's outdoor sports culture to the city—and hopefully encourage more companies to consider moving there.

Why Most Twitter Maps Can't Be Trusted

A sophisticated age demands a more sophisticated social media cartography.

NYC's Long Commutes May Be Forcing Mothers Out of the Workforce

A downside to New York's sprawling, world class transit system.

A Single Day on the London Tube, Condensed Into 2 Minutes

It’s a living, breathing transit map.

How Controversial Advertising Technology Is Helping Writers Tell Stories in Austin

An experimental new app uses Bluetooth "beacons" to push narratives instead of ads.

One of Spain's Infamous Ghost Airports Finally Comes to Life

Some good news for the Spanish economy.

It's Time to End the Great Snow Umbrella Debate Once and For All

This urban etiquette question has an actual right answer.

Will Jerusalem Jump on the Cable Car Bandwagon?

Shocker: This plan comes with a healthy dose of controversy.

Scientists Agree: In Case of Zombie Outbreak, Leave the City

Researchers at Cornell University modeled what would actually happen if zombies attacked. Spoiler: The news is not good for city-dwellers.

The Tragedy of Canada's Census

The country's political climate led to the switch from a mandatory census form to voluntary one. It's been a disaster for policymakers.

When the British Tried to Build Their Own Eiffel Tower

In the late 19th century, London nearly got a 1,200-foot steel monument to transcontinental jealousy.