Kriston Capps

Some in Vancouver Prefer Satan to Christopher Columbus

The removal of a guerrilla-art depiction of the devil has led thousands of Vancouver residents to pledge allegiance to evil.

OLIN and OMA

Can High Design Make D.C.'s Bridge Park a Reality?

The 11th Street Bridge Park proposal aims to truly connect parts of the city divided by more than just a river.

Mark Makela/Reuters

Americans Love Local Government—They Just Don't Necessarily Want More of It

Survey respondents who reported the highest satisfaction with local government services weren't inclined to support spending more on it—especially among whites.

The NoPhone Team

Maybe You Should Get a NoPhone Instead

Introducing a phone-shaped block that does nothing—except free you from smartphone shackles.

Trask Bedortha

For Punk Music, Gentrification Is the New Ronald Reagan

In D.C, developers and restaurateurs are now subject to the kind of disdain that punks once held for the former president. It's only partly deserved.

Wally Santana/AP

The 'Rubber Duck' Artist Must Be Stopped

The inflatable spectacles of Florentijn Hofman don't belong in every harbor in the wide world.

Eduardo Munoz/Reuters

It's Tough Out There for Renters, But Most Americans Still Want More Options to Buy a Home

Just about everybody thinks they'd be better off with more housing to buy than more apartments to rent, according to the State of the City poll.

Mike Blake/Reuters

Where Are the Baby Boomers Going to Live Out Their Golden Years?

The share of elderly Americans is increasing. National preparedness for their housing needs is not.

Paul Krueger/Flickr

Cyclists: Let's Talk About Shoaling

Why you shouldn't let inexperienced cyclists get under your skin.

Yuri Gripas/Reuters

What Mitch McConnell Gets Wrong About the Minimum Wage

A minimum-wage increase will be a boon to tens of thousands of workers in San Francisco, D.C., and other cities. These hikes don't stymie business—in fact, they don't go far enough to address inequality.

Pat Sullivan/AP

The Astrodome: The World's Largest Indoor Garden?

Houston can't quit the Eighth Wonder of the World—but it can't quite decide what to do with it, either.

Robert Galbraith/Reuters

What Does It Really Cost to Live in San Francisco?

A measure called "location affordability" makes major metro areas look like a bargain—and they are, for the wealthy.

Girls Think Tank

Can Cities Ease Homelessness With Storage Units?

Providing storage solutions for the homeless helps bring stability and dignity to their lives.

Google Earth

There Are Echoes of Ferguson in Detroit

A wealthy white suburb is building barricades to seal itself off from Detroit, but the divide is about more than physical barriers. 

Lego Group

What the Lego Company Can Learn From Its Own Lego House Museum

Museum architect Bjarke Ingels is building better ideas with Legos than the company that designed them.

Paul Rilking/Reuters

What Paul Ryan Won't Say About Ferguson

The House Republican wants to lead on poverty and change, but he can't lead on the changes that Ferguson needs.

Mark Kauzlarich/Reuters

Police Cameras Won't Change Hearts and Minds in Ferguson

The city of Ferguson should get press cameras back into the air and name badges back onto officers. 

Twitter

This Flying Space Rock Is Way Bigger Than Los Angeles

The comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko is really big. Earthlings should study it now—before something similar comes knocking at our atmosphere.

Lucas Jackson/Reuters

For Anything to Change, Missouri Should Consolidate St. Louis

It's time for leaders in Missouri to start flexing muscle where it can make a difference: in the political structure of St. Louis.