Cities

In San Francisco, Tech Money Doesn’t Buy Happiness

In the midst of a housing crisis, an injection of cash into the superheated real-estate market seems likely to cause an uptick in evictions and displacement.

In San Francisco, Tech Money Doesn’t Buy Happiness

How Philadelphia Became “The First City That Bombed Itself”

In 1985, an armed standoff between Philadelphia police and members of a radical black liberation group, resulted in the deaths of eleven people. No police officers or city officials were ever charged for their role in what’s known as the MOVE bombing.

How Philadelphia Became “The First City That Bombed Itself”

The Suburbs Are Coming To A City Near You

In some ways, living in a dense urban area has become much more pleasant for certain types of people — namely the affluent and those who prize proximity to the action above all else. Is a city still a city if urban living is a luxury good?

The Suburbs Are Coming To A City Near You

How I. M. Pei Shaped The Modern City

I. M. Pei died at the age of 102 after a long career as an architect of great renown. The China-born, U.S.-trained architect took on commissions that helped reshape cities around the world through the second half of the 20th century.

How I. M. Pei Shaped The Modern City

Cinematic Street Photography Of Japan By Jack Rangooni

Stunning street shots by Jack Rangooni, a talented self-taught photographer, and urban explorer from Auckland, New Zealand. He recently visited Japan and shared some amazing street scenes on his Instagram.

Cinematic Street Photography Of Japan By Jack Rangooni

Why New York City Stopped Building Subways

Nearly 80 years ago, a construction standstill derailed the subway’s progress, leading to its present crisis. This is the story, decade by decade.

Why New York City Stopped Building Subways
Inspiration

Nakamura Hiroshi

Inside The Pampered And Personalized World of DC’s VIP Diners

The big restaurant lie: Everyone is treated the same. For a select group of dining heavies around town, a whole other world of special perks and suck-uppery awaits.

Inside The Pampered And Personalized World of DC’s VIP Diners

Underground Photos From New York’s Seediest Years

The “Poet of Radical Photography”, Miron Zownir, captures the provocative energy and aggressive hedonism of New York City in the 80s.

Underground Photos From New York’s Seediest Years

Vision And Reality In San Francisco’s Tech Corridor

When the ‘Twitter tax break’ took effect eight years ago, it was intended to draw tech companies to rundown Mid-Market Street and lead to a neighborhood revitalization. Did it succeed?

Vision And Reality In San Francisco’s Tech Corridor

Nashville Wants To Be The Next Austin, But Tennessee Won’t Make It Easy

The city has sought to position itself as more affordable but no less hip than Austin, Denver, or Portland, Ore. Business interests in the state capital have held off a slew of anti-LGBT bills that seemed poised to become law.

Nashville Wants To Be The Next Austin, But Tennessee Won’t Make It Easy

“Seoul Wave”, A Short Film About South Korea’s Futuristic City

Filmmaker Brandon Li made a thrilling 7-minute film on life in the South Korean city of Seoul. Li’s distinctive filming style is present—swooping gimbal shots, push-ins, a saturated vibrancy.

“Seoul Wave”, A Short Film About South Korea’s Futuristic City

Miysis Studio Envisions Notre-Dame With A Reconstructed Spire And Glass Roof

Miysis Studio has proposed combining a reconstruction of Notre-Dame’s spire with a modern glazed roof to “find the right balance between history and future” for the cathedral.

Miysis Studio Envisions Notre-Dame With A Reconstructed Spire And Glass Roof
Inspiration

Petra Eriksson

Secret Trysts And Lost Weekends At The Chateau Marmont

How a run-down Hollywood hotel achieved legend status. The Chateau Marmont is a psychic landmark as well as a physical one: you go there to see it, but you also go to try to use it to see through time.

Secret Trysts And Lost Weekends At The Chateau Marmont
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