Kriston Capps

A Dark D.C. Underpass Gets the 'Rain Room' Treatment

The city has embraced some of its creepiest infrastructure as an opportunity for art.

Black Girls Matter, and Schools Are Letting Them Down

Specialized support for young black men in schools is necessary, but young black women face their own distinct challenges.

Imagining the Chilling Landscape of Unchecked Global Development

British photographer Marcus Lyon creates apocalyptic images of what cities might look like if left to grow out of control.

A Vacant House That Should Become Public Art

A Kansas City artist wants to swap out a famous sculpture for a run-down home at the city's major museum.

Gwyneth Paltrow Should Take Her Food-Stamps Challenge to the Farmers Market

Hidden programs that match dollars spent on fresh food deserve the kind of press that only Goop can deliver.

The National Building Museum Is Bringing the Beach Indoors This Summer

It's more like a fancy, adult ball pit.

What the Shootings in Ferguson and North Charleston Do and Don't Have in Common

A new report shows Ferguson is an outlier among U.S. cities with its predatory court fees—but the racial disparities between its police force and the public are not so different.

An Easy Way to Add Outlets Everywhere

A new power system called Thread adds outlets to any room without construction.

Why a Seattle Suburb Legally Defined What a 'Family' Is

A new zoning code in Bellevue will allow "single-housekeeping units" in single-family homes, but no student boarders.

Why Cities Should Pay People To Eat Their Veggies

Federal and state governments are matching some food-stamps purchases at farmers markets dollar for dollar. When cities take advantage, it pays.

Dear Museums: Stop Making Nonsense

It's time for museums to desist with the silly spectacles and get back to the good work they could be doing in the civic sphere.

Can Airbnb Disrupt the Cuban Embargo?

Apps make traveling in unfamiliar places easier on Americans. That could turn out to be a real force for change in the Communist republic.

Farewell to Milwaukee's Classic, Hand-Crafted Bus Passes

An important part of Milwaukee design history is coming to a close to make way for modern transit tech.

What Have We Learned From 30 Years of 'Aging in Place'?

A new study on "naturally occurring retirement communities" shows that cities must adapt to and support the needs of elders for them to thrive.

Free Knit Hats and 6 Other Winning Ideas From the Knight Cities Challenge

From keeping Detroit expats in touch to taking local food on the road, these projects all strive for connection.

Why Every City Needs an 'Art Chapel'

Ellsworth Kelly's upcoming non-denominational chapel in Austin points to the need for inclusive spaces in diverse but segregated cities.

The Best Plan Yet to Save Houston's Astrodome

Let's turn the "world's biggest room" into an indoor park, with trees, flowering plants, and an aquaponics research lab.

Photo ID Cards Won't Stop Food Stamp Fraud

A new report finds that photo IDs cost more to implement than they save preventing fraud. And they make the program harder for beneficiaries to use.

Tokyo's New 'Floating Flower Garden' Is a Beautiful Thing—Which Is Exactly the Problem

The public loves ethereal immersive installations, even if art critics don't.