A roundup of the best stories on cities and urbanism we've come across in the past seven days. Tweet us your favorites with #CityReads. “Aliens, Archaeology, and the Atomic Bomb: A Road Trip Through the
Image source: Getty Images. This has been a rough year for biotech investors. The market cap-weighted iShares Nasdaq Biotechnology ETF is down about 23% year to date, and some companies have been hit harder.
We mined founding member Paul Leary and biographer James Burns for all the tales of how one Texan punk band petrol bombed the 1980s and laughed at the flames. "Use your imagination to dream up a horrible
By Cathy Alter All photographs by André Chung At first glance, the outbuilding attached to Richard Hull’s Richmond home looks like any lean-to built by a retiree with time on his hands: a slap-dash affair
This combo makes everything better, except maybe ice cream. That would be weird. Is there a more foolproof trio of ingredients than garlic, ginger, and scallions? Hard to think of any. This holy trinity
We Dare You Not To Be In Awe Of These Vietnam War Vets Telling The Story Of The Greatest Beer Run Ever
The above documentary tells the story of John “Chickie” Donohue, a merchant marine from New York City, who — upon getting fed up with the “commie pinko lefties” demonstrating in Central Park — took it
[Photograph: Vicky Wasik] Fresh lemons are a workhorse in my kitchen, finding their way into everything from ice cream and tarts, to bitters and homemade cheese, to my go-to household cleaner. In fact,
Mother Mary Angelica, a folksy Roman Catholic nun who used a monastery garage to begin a television ministry that grew into a global religious media empire, has died. She was 92. Known to millions of simply
The brain is by far our most precious organ–others are good, too, but they all pale in comparison to the mighty brain. Because the brain works so hard around the clock (even while we’re sleeping), it an
The grid system which the Roman republic exported all over Europe was never employed in the capital itself. The city has always lacked a coherent plan – save for the monumental temple that once towered
The seemingly incoherent sprawl of modern Beijing is based on meticulous plans to bind citizens together under imperial rule. Conceived as a means of enforcing social order, the impact of planning remains
With its mathematical layout and earthworks longer than the Great Wall of China, Benin City was one of the best planned cities in the world when London was a place of ‘thievery and murder’. So why is left?
Everyone knows what the main attraction of eating a salad is. It’s not the nuts, it’s not the croutons and it’s definitely not the lettuce. It’s the addition of the perfect salad dressing recipe! Most
The foundation of al-Mansur’s ‘Round City’ in 762 was a glorious milestone in the history of urban design. It developed into the cultural centre of the world If Baghdad today is a byword for inner-city
In the first in a 50-part series charting the history of the planet’s urbanisation, Jack Shenker explores the ancient metropolis of Alexandria, which set a powerful precedent for future cities all over