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Neiman Marcus

This Chicken Coop Is Modeled After Versailles and Costs $100,000

The perfect gift for the urban farmer who's trying to alienate loved ones with dumb purchases.

Local Mission Market

A Grocery Store That Takes 'Local Food' to Its Logical Extreme

Everything San Francisco's Local Mission Market offers, unless it's raw, will be made in-house.


The Lasting Impacts of Poverty on the Brain

Research finds that poor children are more likely to end up with impaired brain function as adults.


The Plight of New York's Hidden Homeless: Best #Cityreads of the Week

A round-up of the best stories on cities and urbanism we've come across in the last seven days.

World View Enterprises

A 'Discount' Option for Space Travel?

World View Enterprises brags about its "affordable" $75,000, 2-hour trip 19 miles above the Earth's surface.


The Legacy of Urban Renewal Helped Make Morrissey Sad

The singer has a new autobiography out, and it turns out the Pope of Mope had a lot to be bummed out about in Manchester.

RTI International

An Extraordinary 'Synthetic' Map of Every Household in America

By age, size, income and race.

Joseph Murphy/Bassett & Bassett

A 140-Acre Forest Is About to Materialize in the Middle of Detroit

The city's emergency manager has approved a deal to turn scores of blighted properties into a lush green space with maple and oak trees.

Why Isn't There a More Robust 'Local Energy' Movement?

We claim to care about where our apples are grown, but few of us question the costs associated with relying on external energy to drive economic growth.


What the Future of Driverless Cars Will Actually Look Like

Tallying the potential benefits in fewer accidents, less fuel needed, and more road capacity.


Tacky Tourist Items You Can Buy at the North Korean Border

A hat that says "DMZ," or even a ceramic tile with some barbed wire.


Criminalizing Cyber Bullying Could Ruin More Lives Than It'll Save

Outlawing bullying would have far-reaching implications for children and families. 


How Hurricane Sandy Displaced Everyone It Touched

While the storm only forced some of us from our homes, it cost us all a way of life.


The World's 5 Largest Housing Bubbles

A brief, whirlwind tour.

America's Most Popular Boys' Names Since 1960, in 1 Spectacular GIF

An infographic depiction of the epic battle between "Michael" and "Jacob."


Why Eminent Domain Can't Save Broke Cities Like Richmond, California

The very places forced to consider last-ditch solutions for underwater homeowners have problems that are too complex to be easily solved.

Behold, the Largest Land Art in the United Kingdom

Hey, is that field staring at me?

A British Town's Insomnia Could Be Due to Loud, Horny Fish

A massive orgy under the waves might be filling the homes of Hampshire with an irritating droning that makes it impossible to sleep.


There's Only One City in Europe With Both Ample Jobs and Cheap Housing

At least, that's how it feels to Europeans, according to a new survey.