Should New York's newest outdoor furniture look like a pretzel, a folded-up newspaper, or Marcel Duchamp's Nude Descending a Staircase?
Our weekly roundup of the most intriguing articles about cities and urbanism.
This does not look safe.
The National Zoo may have an adorable new cub, but it was no simple feat.
Meet the new geography of poverty.
Yosemite isn't the only park facing a growing risk of wildfires.
The country plans to relocate tens of thousands of Bedouins who currently live in communities the government won't recognize.
The rubber duck is now a cooked bird, complete with "crispy brown skin" and a yellow papier mache head.
Atlantic national correspondent James Fallows has been collecting essays and stories from around the United States.
A story about jobs, bachelors, bachelor's degrees -- and a very weird government definition of "home."
A New Jersey court rules that senders bear responsibility if they've "knowingly engaged in distracting conduct."
A broad two-week crackdown on inter-city charters and vans.
According to a controversial 1885 map, it was rife with gambling parlors, opium dens, and plentiful houses of "white prostitution."
It's probably also more hygienic.
A train delay you can get behind.
Even if you're rooting for food service workers to have much higher wages.
Wyoming and New Mexico are primed to become major exporters of wind power; solar power is going to take over California.