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April 23, 2021, 8am PDT
Elon Musk, a favorite target of satirists and urbanists alike, is once again the subject of The Onion's withering pen.
The Onion
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 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
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
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
November 9, 2019, 5am PST
A satirical piece published by McSweeney's calls attention to the remaining work to done in building a truly accessible built environment.
McSweeney's
August 2, 2019, 5am PDT
Satirical news website The Onion turns up the heat on New York politicians, this time flipping the tables of the fare evasion debate.
The Onion
July 26, 2019, 6am PDT
The Onion took some shots at presidential hopeful and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio after summer rain showers flooded streets and sent water cascading into the city's subway system.
The Onion
June 14, 2019, 9am PDT
A new satirical essay for McSweeney's provides a template for NIMBY opposition to planning and development, and does not pull any punches in the process.
McSweeney's
May 17, 2019, 8am PDT
We really didn't see this one coming.
The Onion
April 26, 2019, 6am PDT
Satirists at The Onion wrote a totally fake, but also very funny, article about a self-driving car.
The Onion
March 1, 2019, 5am PST
The satirical news website The Onion must have seen the big news out of New York this week.
The Onion
February 15, 2019, 5am PST
A satirical article published by The Onion tells a familiar tale.
The Onion
February 1, 2019, 5am PST
The Onion's satirical news skills are put to use in canvassing public opinion about climate change.
The Onion
December 7, 2018, 11am PST
More scathing satire from The Onion, which continues a long history of dissecting the priorities of society as reflected in the built environment and the public realm.
The Onion
November 16, 2018, 5am PST
A totally fake news story, intended to satirize, not provide any factual information, makes fun of how much New York City's political leadership gave to Amazon to make sure HQ2 would call the Big Apple home.
The Onion
October 26, 2018, 9am PDT
You know housing politics has gone mainstream when a satirical literary journal pokes fun at your acronyms.
McSweeney's
September 28, 2018, 5am PDT
The Reductress published a satirical post in which students discover their teacher takes three buses to get to work and decide to reward her with a better commute...made possible by better bus service.
Reductress
August 31, 2018, 5am PDT
The Fake News website The Onion reports a complete fabrication about Elon Musk and Tesla.
The Onion
May 11, 2018, 5am PDT
A satirical post for McSweeney's about the typical approach to the country's growing number of homeless brought to mind a famous song by Meat Loaf.
McSweeney's