The Best Reads on Marion Barry, D.C.'s Mayor for Life, The Swedish Approach to Road Safety: 'The Accident Is Not the Major Problem', and more...

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Sunday, November 23, 2014

The Best Reads on Marion Barry, D.C.'s Mayor for Life

With his death early this morning, the District is mourning a complicated man.

Kriston Capps

The Swedish Approach to Road Safety: 'The Accident Is Not the Major Problem'

Sweden's top traffic safety strategist visits New York to share lessons from the original "Vision Zero."

Sarah Goodyear

Can India's Ancient Stepwells Help Solve the Country's Water Crisis?

Now largely obsolete, these Escher-like cisterns were once monuments of public life. And in the midst of water shortage, stepwells may refill their civic role.

Laura Bliss

Why the Future of Major League Soccer Is Downtown

Young urbanites are Major League Soccer's most loyal demographic. They want their stadiums in city centers.

Sam Sturgis

Venice Declares War on Wheeled Luggage

The city's reasoning is ... sound. Way too much of it.

Tanvi Misra

Why People Write on Bathroom Walls

The study of "latrinalia" reveals deep connections between environment, social mores, and why dudes draw penises while women tend to scribble romantic poetry in public potties.

Julie Beck