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September 4, 2020, 5am PDT
The headline of the latest foray of The Onion into the tragic world of traffic safety: "Conscientious SUV Shopper Just Wants Something That Will Kill Family In Other Car In Case Of Accident".
The Onion
July 31, 2020, 5am PDT
Fake news site The Onion imagines the logical result of car-centric planning during a pandemic.
The Onion
July 26, 2020, 9am PDT
Stephen Quinn, host of CBC Radio One's popular morning show The Early Edition, offered a prompt to the Twitterverse last week and inspired plenty of creativity.
Stephen Quinn via Twitter
July 17, 2020, 8am PDT
The latest foray by The Onion into the world of planning satirizes the American tendency to prioritize highway spending over housing and the homeless.
The Onion
June 5, 2020, 5am PDT
It's possible that bus public transit could some day again be a powerful tool for economic and social mobility.
The Onion
May 29, 2020, 5am PDT
A recession is coming, though we don't know how big it will be or how long it will last. Compared to the Great Recession, the housing market could potentially help, rather than hurt, economic recovery, according to the analysis shared here.
Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University
April 10, 2020, 5am PDT
A satirical article from last year, written by the Onion, offers a bit of satire as either a distraction from the public health crisis or as a reminder of the crisis that existed before the novel coronavirus.
The Onion
Blog post
April 1, 2020, 10am PDT
April Fool's Day is a good day to consider life from a virus's perspective. Our tiny friends have many positive attributes.
Todd Litman
March 13, 2020, 5am PDT
Why do movies and tv shows hate public transit much? There's no answer here, but there is plenty of evidence that the question responds to reality.
Streetsblog USA
March 1, 2020, 9am PST
This is satire for anyone who has noticed, with fear for the planet and pedestrians, the growing size of pickup trucks and sports utility vehicles manufactured and sold in the United States
The Onion
February 20, 2020, 12pm PST
Where other cities have found common ground with Airbnb and the short-term rental industry, Denver's negotiations toward regulations have continued since 2018 with little to show for the effort.
The Denver Post
February 14, 2020, 8am PST
Gary Mason has been decorating a SEPTA trolley for Valentine's Day since 1993.
WPVI Action News
January 31, 2020, 7am PST
Unleashed Hounds and Hops is calling itself the state of Minnesota's first dog bar.
StarTribune
January 16, 2020, 10am PST
A model of accessory dwelling unit reform will be under consideration this year in the Washington State Legislature.
Sightline Institute
January 1, 2020, 9am PST
National Geographic shared a list of 15 of its best images captured during the 2010s.
National Geographic
December 25, 2019, 11am PST
Since 1962, throwing a snowball in Wausau, Wisconsin could have gotten you a ticket.
Wisconsin Public Radio
December 25, 2019, 5am PST
Decorating for winter celebrations is an ancient tradition. The contemporary American version of the tradition comes in many forms.
National Geographic
December 24, 2019, 1pm PST
The media raised their collective eyebrows at statements made by President Trump about wind energy at an event this week.
The Hill
December 13, 2019, 9am PST
Maybe this should be called a Friday WTF?
Gizmodo
Feature
December 11, 2019, 9am PST
Songs about dystopia and catastrophe are impossible to avoid this year, but "Old Town Road" could be the path to redemption. Managing Editor James Brasuell assembled a Spotify playlist on songs about places from 2019.
James Brasuell