Humor

October 9, 2015, 5am PDT
The most shocking thing about the recent episode of South Park, "The City Part of Town," was that it took Cartman and company so long to poke fun at the effects of gentrification.
Fusion
September 27, 2015, 9am PDT
The Onion notes the effusive compassion of Pope Francis by imaging that his trip to the United States this week included an act of healing for the nation's infrastructure.
The Onion
September 25, 2015, 5am PDT
The streets of New York lived up to their infamous reputation this week with two viral videos that seemed almost too perfect.
The New Yorker
September 22, 2015, 7am PDT
Yes, the world of urban planning will soon get a star turn of epic proportions—as the focus of an opera currently in development and scheduled to debut in New York City in 2017.
Governing
September 18, 2015, 5am PDT
The satirical site The Onion has been consistently roasting the contemporary conversation about urban living.
The Onion
September 4, 2015, 6am PDT
The only thing as ubiquitous as love letters are break up letters. Now it's even easier to break up with your city, using real data from the U.S. Census.
Tiny Subversions
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