Humor

August 21, 2015, 10am PDT
Maybe it's not funny in the traditional sense, but someone is surely having a laugh.
The Guardian
August 14, 2015, 5am PDT
If you always thought you'd fit in better in Middle Earth than Anywhere, U.S.A., a group of architects and engineers would like to give you a chance to test your theory.
Inhabitat
August 7, 2015, 5am PDT
A fake news report from the fake news site The Onion lampoons the American culture of excess and its disregard for environmental consequences.
The Onion
July 31, 2015, 10am PDT
Everyone has heard about Silver Lake, the Mission, and, of course, Brooklyn. But what about East Village, NuLu, Fondren, and Haymarket? Hipsters are everywhere! These are the top hipster neighborhoods—the Brooklyns, if you will—in all 50 states
Thrillist
July 24, 2015, 5am PDT
A map for good reads and long drives to new places.
Atlas Obscura
July 18, 2015, 5am PDT
Route Fifty created a ranking system to judge the "gravitas" of each of the avenues in the nation's capital named after the 50 states in the Union.
Route Fifty
July 12, 2015, 7am PDT
The game is called INFRA—the action is set in a city where corruption in the private and public sectors has left the city on the brink of collapse.
CityLab
July 1, 2015, 11am PDT
Alaska's 11.30 cents per-gallon gas tax, lowest in the United States, increases today for the first time in 45 years. As of July 1, the tax increases to 12.25 cents. Yes, by less than a penny. Percentage wise, though, it looks bigger: 8.4 percent.
Planetizen
June 19, 2015, 6am PDT
CityLab stages a humorous competition for the location of a likely-to-go-horribly-wrong tourist attraction.
CityLab
June 12, 2015, 2pm PDT
Henry Melcher reports on a humorous response to the new renderings revealed for the future 2 WTC tower (also the future home of 21st Century Fox and News Corp), designed by Bjarke Ingels Group.
The Architect's Newspaper
June 12, 2015, 5am PDT
The Onion provides a new take on the "San Francisco is over" quip that has been a popular reaction to the rising cost of housing in the City by the Bay.
The Onion
May 29, 2015, 5am PDT
Pop quiz hotshot: can you name the city by looking at silhouettes of their skylines?
The Washington Post
May 15, 2015, 5am PDT
The Onion provides a fake dispatch from a city that wants lobster roll stands and high-end noodle bars on every corner, like now.
The Onion
May 8, 2015, 5am PDT
A McSweeney's post satirizes the obfuscations and euphemisms of public transit system announcements by finally putting things in brutally frank terms.
McSweeny's
April 10, 2015, 7am PDT
Satire is supposed to make us uncomfortable. A recent totally fake news report imagining hit-and-run technology for self-driving cars (called the "Culpability-Evasion System") definitely succeeded there.
The Onion
April 1, 2015, 2pm PDT
The politicking and positioning over who will control the destiny of the land and infrastructure of the country never ends. It's like a dance. Or a tournament.
Planetizen April 1st Edition
April 1, 2015, 1pm PDT
A new study from the Rational Assumptions think tank provides a completely unsurprising prognostication regarding the future of the oil market.
Planetizen April 1st Edition
April 1, 2015, 12pm PDT
Tesla has revealed the specs on the Tesla-P, a new model that will be sure to excite the public realm-conscious urbanite.
Planetizen April 1st Edition
April 1, 2015, 11am PDT
Last night's edition of the Family Feud gave starchitects a pop culture moment.
Planetizen April 1st Edition
April 1, 2015, 10am PDT
Coming soon to theaters near you: Academy Award Winner Matthew McConaughey portrays an upstart urban planner who learns to throw away the old code and embrace uncertainty.
Planetizen April 1st Edition