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13 Creative Ways to Use a Rotisserie Chicken for Dinner

If you're looking for an inexpensive shortcut to dinner, then pick up a rotisserie chicken from your supermarket. At usually less than 10 dollars a pop, rotisserie chicken can be shredded up and used seamlessly in almost any recipe that calls for chicken. Plus, you get to skip the steps of waiting …

Cooking

TEDxBrussels organizer drags presenter off stage during anti-censorship talk

Get ready for your head to explode.<p>In the middle of TEDxBrussels talk on March 5 that focused on censorship, a male event organizer walked onto the …

Curating Malls, Not Just Filling Spaces, Is New Business Model: Platform LA Shows The Way

Despite what numerous commentators would have you think, the internet didn’t kill malls. They did it all by themselves. It’s the result of conventional wisdom operating under the formulaic notion that creating a mall is about building a center then filling its spaces with the same stores as the …

Real Estate

When America's Basic Housing Unit Was a Bed, Not a House

The same cities that struggle to provide affordable housing today eliminated their critical-but-maligned flexible housing stock after World War II.<p><i>This month, CityLab visual storyteller Ariel Aberg-Riger takes a look back at the critical role Single Room Occupancy housing played in early 20th</i> …

Housing

Connected Commerce

The manufacturing, logistics, and retail sectors are undergoing profound transformation. Follow along to see what the future holds.<p>Industrial sewing machine<p>Sensors in factory equipment stream data to cloud-based IT systems. There, algorithms track machine vibration, changes in power consumption, …

Manufacturing

Real estate crowdfunding expands into more niche markets

The growing investment model is attracting institutional and individual investors alike<p>To those unfamiliar with real estate crowdfunding, the Fair-Haired Dumbbell development in Portland may be just the kind of wacky, esoteric project one envisions when imagining what happens when strangers pool …

The Triumph of the Latin American Mall

Boosted by a growing middle class, the shopping mall is booming in Central and South America.<p>Much has been made of the death of the North American mall. It isn’t hard to see why: Dozens of malls have closed over past decade and an estimated 25 percent of the roughly 1,100 still alive in the U.S. …

Income inequality is wrecking the world but a great rebalancing may be coming

What is a first world problem? As an American who on Thursday celebrated Thanksgiving, I’ve had a lot of recent opportunities to ask myself that question. Its gravity began to weigh on Wednesday evening, when an emptied out New York became a playground of parties and gatherings for those not …

Despite the Amazon effect, here's how mom-and-pop stores are thriving on Main Street

Retail may be struggling, but local mom-and-pop stores are staying afloat, especially in ethnic neighborhoods, where they are integral to the …

The decentralization of startup building

Building and investing in startups is rapidly proliferating to the many, instead of remaining the preserve of the few.<p><b>The old paradigm of physical centralization</b><p>Silicon Valley is the innovation bellwether of our time. The concentration of talent and capital — as well as a culture typified by speed …

Blockchain

The Best F&$king Grilled Chicken Sandwich Ever

There are a lot of things I could tell you about a trip I took to Colombia several years ago. I could tell you about the shootout that erupted on the street in Cali just seconds after I had stepped inside my flat. I could tell you about the bonfire-roasted wild rat I ate one night on a remote …

A new museum is preparing people for the downfall of capitalism

Countless academics have long foretold the end of capitalism. One artist duo is bringing all that theorizing down to earth with a museum to memorialize the world’s premier economic and political system, should the end be nigh.<p>The Museum of Capitalism (MOC), which opened its door this month in …

Capitalism

Dense urbanism is great for downtowns. But what about suburbs?

Urbanist Brent Toderian reflects on which suburbs can be saved and made more walkable.<p>Post-war America has largely been built around cars. Many existing cities (including my home of Seattle) permanently scarred themselves with new urban freeways. Newer cities were oriented around freeways, …

Oakland Incubator Is Keeping Tabs on City’s Promises About Equity and Legal Cannabis

A mural in Oakland (Photo by Oscar Perry Abello)When Ebele Ifedigbo was growing up on the East Side of Buffalo, Ifedigbo’s father, an architect, …

Cannabis

Los Angeles homeless numbers jump 23% in a year

<b>The number of people homeless in the US city of Los Angeles has soared in the past year, a new report shows, despite efforts to combat the problem.</b><p>The homeless population in the city grew 20% while the numbers for the wider Los Angeles County were even higher at 23%, the figures revealed.<p>Experts …

Homelessness

Seattle Climbs but Austin Sprawls: The Myth of the Return to Cities

Be skeptical when you hear about the return to glory of the American city — that idealized vision of rising skyscrapers and bustling, dense downtowns. Contrary to perception, the nation is continuing to become more suburban, and at an accelerating pace. The prevailing pattern is growing out, not …

Urban Design

The Future of 'Hip-Hop Architecture'

Michael Ford explains how he’s building a movement to reclaim urban design from the failures of the 1970s.<p>The opening bars of Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five’s seminal 1982 track “The Message” pretty much summarizes an entire suite of policies set up to address urban African-American …

A Japanese ad agency invented an AI creative director — and ad execs preferred its ad to a human's

LONDON — In 2015, ad agency McCann Japan's creative planner Shun Matsuzaka set himself a task he called the "creative genome project": he wanted to create the world's first AI creative director, capable of directing a TV commercial.<p>And last week, Matsuzaka showed off his creation at the UK …

Target Market

To Entice Riders, Singapore Buses Get a 'Signature Scent'

Will more people ride public transit if it smells nice?<p>It’s not often that you hear commuters talk about how much they enjoy the smells of the city bus. But this month in Singapore, taking a deep breath in through your nose might not be such a risky proposition for commuters. In fact, they might …

The High Line's Next Balancing Act

The famed “linear park” may be a runaway success, but it’s also a symbol of Manhattan’s rising inequality. Can its founder help other cities learn from its mistakes?<p>When Robert Hammond first conceived of turning a disused elevated railway on Manhattan’s West Side into a high-design “linear park,” …

When Harlem Unemployment Pays for Midtown Luxury

A 1990s-era cash-for-visas program was designed to lure foreign investment to distressed communities. Instead, it subsidizes luxury real estate. Congress and President Trump can either reform it, scrap it—or shore up the status quo.<p>By the time the mid-2020s roll around, the Hudson Yards development …

Silicon Valley is right—our jobs are already disappearing

Stephen Hawking says that “we are at the most dangerous moment in the development of humanity” and that the “rise of artificial intelligence is likely to extend job destruction deep into the middle classes, with only the most caring, creative, or supervisory roles remaining.”<p>Sam Hinkie, the …

Silicon Valley

Shopper’s Diary: Stardust, an Otherworldly Kyoto Boutique and Cafe

Our latest Instagram fixation: Stardust, Kana Shimizu’s Kyoto vegan cafe and boutique, set in a restored historic house where every surface seems …

Breaking Down the Proposed Civic Center Master Plan

Despite being the second largest agglomeration of government employees outside of Washington D.C., the Civic Center increasingly finds itself at odds …

Here’s how regulation crowdfunding performed in 2016

In May, the third and final part of the 2012 JOBS Act, Regulation Crowdfunding, went into effect and 2016 ended with much promise for entrepreneurs seeking funding and our government seeking jobs.<p>Regulation Crowdfunding allows any American startup or small business to raise up to $1 million from …

Crowd Funding

Record sales: vinyl hits 25-year high

LP sales up by 53% on 2015 after deaths of many music greats throughout the year and a trend for returning to ‘tangible music’<p>Sales of vinyl in 2016 reached a 25-year high as consumers young and old have once again embraced physical formats of music.<p>More than 3.2m LPs were sold last year, a rise of …

David Bowie

10 Online Careers You Can Start Today With Basically No Money

<i>This article originally appeared on Entrepreneur.</i><p>Does working from home or any remote location of your choice, while dictating your schedule and …

Small Business

Why Co-Working Is Moving to the Suburbs

Shared work spaces are popping up far away from urban cores.<p>When Anju Kurian works, she fires up her computer at Serendipity Labs, a co-working space in Rye, a Westchester County suburb of New York City. “Work is everywhere,” says Kurian, the co-founder of Vermilion Talent, a business that helps …

Will the man running a sex party like a startup be able to leave anyone satisfied?

On a Sunday afternoon at 2pm, I rang one of the three new buzzers outside a four-story townhouse in a trendy Brooklyn neighborhood. I had booked an interview with libertine fashion/tech entrepreneur Daniel Saynt to ask him—amidst swirling controversy and rumors—whether he still thought he could …

Fashion Shows

To stash their cash outside of China, middle-class Chinese are funding gentrification in Brooklyn

It’s not just the Chinese fat cats that are driving up New York City real estate prices anymore. Now, thanks to a network of global crowdfunding platforms, regular middle-class households in China are getting in on the gold rush.<p>Or, more appropriately, the greenback rush.<p>As the Chinese yuan …

Real Estate