Kriston Capps

A Place for the Mardi Gras Indians

With a planned “cultural campus,” New Orleans’s famed costumed tribes hope to take back their image.

'Show Me a Hero': Where's the N-Word?

David Simon’s HBO mini-series shows how disparate impact can be just as destructive as explicit racism.

This Swimming Pool in the Sky Is the Ultimate Symbol of London's Affordability Crisis

Like affordable housing, it's way out of reach for most residents.

Why Millennials Aren't Forming New Households

Young adults aren’t driving the growth in American households, and it’s not just because they’re still living with their parents.

5 Finalist Designs for the National World War I Memorial

There’s only one worth keeping, and it’s not even in the contest.

Fortify Your Phone With a Pope Francis App

Pilgrims will be able to follow the papal leader’s upcoming visit to Philadelphia (and plan their own) using an app developed by IBM.

The Fair Housing Fight in 'Show Me a Hero' Is Happening in Every City in America

David Simon’s HBO miniseries, premiering Sunday, looks back at a specific time and place. But the same issues are boiling over today.

The Fragile State of Housing in Ferguson

The city is falling behind the county, state, and nation in terms of the recovery.

This Ladder Made of Fireworks Is Taller Than Any Building in America

Behold Sky Ladder, a pyrotechnic artwork by artist Cai Guo-Qiang, as it rises 1,650 feet into the air.

40 Finalist Designs for New Zealand's Next Flag

Kiwis face an important decision in two upcoming referendums.

Another Police Shooting in Ferguson

On the one-year anniversary of the Michael Brown shooting, officers critically wounded another black man.

Cleveland Won the First GOP Debate

The city is taking the opportunity to make changes large and small.

Nearly Every Major U.S. City Has Beef With Donald Trump

Even Cleveland, where he will star in tonight’s Republican Party presidential debate.

A Modest Proposal to Build a Giant Wall Around San Francisco During Burning Man

A 300-mile wall to exile Burners from the Bay Area is perhaps an idea whose time has come.

Brooklyn May Join the Super-Tall Skyscraper Club

A downtown tower could rise more than 1,000 feet, potentially twice as high as the next tallest building in Brooklyn.

How Many World War I Memorials Does One Park Need?

Preservationists think D.C.'s first national World War I memorial should be restored before another is added.

Austin NIMBYs Chase Smoke in the Heart of Texas BBQ Country

But the City Council has voted not to regulate commercial barbecue emissions—for now.

Why Beijing Is a Terrible Choice for the 2022 Olympic Games

But it may just be the only realistic one.

The Recovery Is Super-Sizing Houses

Square footage is growing faster now than it did during the housing boom, but the culture of the McMansion may be changing.