Our weekly roundup of the most intriguing articles about cities and urbanism we' ve come across in the past seven days.
And are they better or worse than the national average?
An artist reimagines the city's homes against the sky.
Inside the Hermit Kingdom.
An intriguing theory about the geography of the "middle ground" on guns.
The system's expansion means plenty of jockeying to name the city's newest points of reference.
Also: unmarried couples and poor families.
The two states desperately need a new link — but with every new plan comes a new problem.
A parking lot in Smolensk was flooded within minutes on Thursday by a violent pipe rupture.
Would you sit on a stool that had actual stool in it?
"From day one we were getting a lot of phone calls from nervous patients."
In short: The books should be more prominent than ever.
Watch the world grow.
How Louisiana became the third most productive state in the film industry.
The process of mining that salt can produce beautiful landscapes.
The super storm was so damaging and deadly that the world's meteorologists will not repeat its name.
An interview with Paul Tang, whose People's Recreation Community has tapped into an intriguing new market.
Playground furniture for grownups, too, that reminds city-dwellers how to cooperate.