Humor

In the realm of supply chains and distribution logistics, Santa’s the guy. So you’d presumably be safe in assuming that the planning and design of his village at the North Pole would reflect a similar insistence on best practices. But is it so?
5 hours ago   PlaceShakers
Shelby Brown has collected a humorous and fascinating look at the common gripes of the ancient Roman city dweller. From from traffic jams to fashion requirements, many of these complaints will sound eerily modern.
Jun 19, 2012   The Iris
You're probably itching for a change of pace from relentlessly humorous stories we bring you every Friday. So, this week we're changing it up a bit, with the help of our friends at <em>The Atlantic Cities</em>.
Jun 15, 2012   The Atlantic Cities
From pickles to beef-jerky, Brooklyn takes its hand-crafted products seriously. But with a wave of artisanal parking tickets appearing on windshields in Park Slope, has the borough gone too far - or just far enough?
Jun 8, 2012   Grist
How far outside of New York City do you have to travel to find the suburban pleasures of miniature golf, batting cages, or an Applebee's? Surprise, they can all be found in the five boroughs. Jesse McKinley seeks to explain this phenomenon.
Jun 2, 2012   The New York Times
If you need any additional indication that bike fever is sweeping North America, check out this video of Norman pedaling through some finely manicured suburban streets. Norman, by the way, is a dog.
Jun 1, 2012   Treehugger
As European bike culture spreads across America, get ready for the next import from Amsterdam - the Beer Bike.
Jun 1, 2012   The New York Times
For your holiday weekend delight, we bring you some astonishing HD time-lapse videos of Earth taken from a Russian weather satellite.
May 25, 2012   The Atlantic
<em>The Grid</em> solicited ideas from some of Toronto's smartest people for how to make the city better, no matter what the cost or feasibility. David Topping and Katie Underwood deliver the inventive results.
May 24, 2012   The Grid
For your lunchtime dose of inspiration, we bring you an eclectic collection of "70 Amazing Examples of Street Art" from <em>Bored Panda</em>, the "highly visual oddities magazine."
May 22, 2012   Bored Panda
Matt Bevilacqua pens a response to a recent opinion piece by author Shalom Auslander in the <em>New York Observer</em> that decries the big city for turning people into "blithering narcissists."
May 22, 2012   Next American City