cities

Most Crosswalk Buttons Do Absolutely Nothing, and the World Is a Desolate Lie

One would expect that bashing the crosswalk button like a Bop It produces actual results, especially since the city went to the trouble of installing…

A Conveniently Compact History of the Murphy Bed

It was the summer of 2007, and I was checking out apartments for my upcoming senior year of college. After being shown a handful of…

What’s Really Dripping on You When You Get Dripped On by an Air Conditioner?

It’s hot this summer. Historically hot! Destructive wildfires are raging around the world, and even in the places that aren’t burning, it sure as hell…

The Urban-Rural Divide Will Get Worse

A cursory glance at this year’s election map would seem to reveal crimson flyover country flanked on either side by blue-hued coasts. But a county-level…

Goodbye, L.A.