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Tampa: One of America's Most Screwed-Up Cities Is Home to the GOP Convention
Posted on: Aug 22, 2012, Source: Salon
The GOP convention's host city is a disaster, and a perfect reflection of where Tea Party politics will lead cities.
America's Urban Renaissance Is Being Driven by Thinking Small
Posted on: Jun 18, 2012, Source: Salon
Forget stadiums: Let's build a pop-up park. Smart cities know the future is cooler, cheaper -- and smaller.
Casinos Are Not the Future: Rebuilding Atlantic City Will Take More Than Gambling
Posted on: Jun 3, 2012, Source: Salon
Another flashy resort? Atlantic City should mimic other revitalized Jersey shore towns and just be itself.
Are "Sentient Cities" That Track Your Personal Data To Design Your Life For You On the Way?
Posted on: Apr 29, 2012, Source: Salon
Humans will act in ways that even the smartest computer model can fail to anticipate — which is fine, until you put your entire city in its hands.
Why We Need to Get Boomers to Move to the Cities
Posted on: Feb 20, 2012, Source: Salon
If boomer retirees keep flooding suburbs, the cost of providing for them soars. Here's how we could get them to cities instead.
What's Wrong with Cities' Fight Against Sex Shops, Strip Clubs, and Sleaze?
Posted on: Feb 12, 2012, Source: Salon
We lead R-rated lives. So why are so many cities -- even New York -- declaring war on adult entertainment?
How Yelp Destroyed the Thrill of Exploring
Posted on: Jan 29, 2012, Source: Salon
Zero of five stars! The Internet is loaded with crowdsourced opinions, making authentic, new experiences impossible.
Are Slower Cities Better for Bikers, the Air, and Our Mental Health?
Posted on: Dec 18, 2011, Source: Salon
Cities around the world are considering radical new speed limits on cars -- slowing down in the name of progress.
The Tenuous Bond of Fathers and Sons
Posted on: Feb 20, 2006, Source: Nerve.com
Author Bernard Cooper discusses his baffling and funny childhood with his father, 'parenting our parents' -- and the James Frey fiasco's impact on memoir-writing.
Let's Get 'Physical'
Posted on: Jan 24, 2006, Source: Nerve.com
In a new book, author James McManus puts himself through every medical test known to the Mayo Clinic. The results are surprisingly...sexual.
Stonewalling Plan B
Posted on: Nov 17, 2005, Source: Nerve.com
Former FDA director Susan Wood speaks out about the 'morning-after' pill -- what's in it, potential risks, and why it may never hit your local drugstore's shelves.
Chemical Warfare: The RAVE Act
Posted on: Oct 7, 2002, Source: Metro Weekly
The RAVE Act is of questionable constitutionality, contradicts the government's own research and could endanger lives. In other words, it's perfect for the war on drugs.
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