Growing inequality in US cities could lead to widespread social unrest and increased mortality, says a new United Nations report on the urban environment.
Spencer Ackerman: Finally, an Exit Strategy
The United States ranks 36th in press freedom according to Reporters Without Borders.
The Constitution-Free Zone: Using data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau, the ACLU has determined that nearly 2/3 of the entire US population (197.4 million people) live within 100 miles of the US land and coastal borders.
David Sedaris on undecided voters:
I look at these people and can’t quite believe that they exist. Are they professional actors? I wonder. Or are they simply laymen who want a lot of attention?
To put them in perspective, I think of being on an airplane. The flight attendant comes down the aisle with her food cart and, eventually, parks it beside my seat. “Can I interest you in the chicken?” she asks. “Or would you prefer the platter of shit with bits of broken glass in it?”
To be undecided in this election is to pause for a moment and then ask how the chicken is cooked.
"Europeana" to debut next month.
W Is for Failure
The Walking House
By Mr. Fish