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A Freeway Runs Through It: A Review of The Big Roads, by Earl Swift

Frank Gruber | Posted 11.28.2011 | Books
Frank Gruber

Earl Swift's new book, The Big Roads: The Untold Story of the Engineers, Visionaries, and Trailblazers Who Created the American Superhighways, explains from the very beginning of the automotive age how expressways, turnpikes, interstates, and freeways came to be.

How Much Do We Care About the Elderly?

Eric Laursen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Eric Laursen

That's the real issue behind the Social Security debate -- and the deficit fight as well.

Urban Design: Good Book, Unfortunate Field?

Frank Gruber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Frank Gruber

Urban Design is an excellent guide to both the history of Urban Design as a field and today's conflicts both within and without.

Left Brain, Lame Brain

Kevin Morris and Glenn Altschuler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Kevin Morris and Glenn Altschuler

There are, of course, serious issues raised by the advance of technology... and the rise of a ubiquitous media. But The Great Brain Suck has nothing new to say about them.