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Earthquake Kits Selling Like Hotcakes After Terrifying New Yorker Story

It’s been more than a week since The New Yorker published a story called The Really Big One, describing how much of the Pacific Northwest will be destroyed by a massive earthquake and tsunami and scaring the crap out of Americans nationwide. Now, emergency kits are “flying off the shelves.” » 7/24/15 10:34am 7/24/15 10:34am

Phoenix Jones mini-doc peeks into the psyche of a real-life superhero

Phoenix Jones' tenure as a "real-life superhero" patrolling Seattle's streets has not been without controversy, but it's still fascinating to hear him talk about his costumed crimefighting in his own words. This mini-documentary by the Avant/Gard Diaries interviews Jones about his experiences. » 7/07/13 11:00am 7/07/13 11:00am

The Public Transit Projects that Should Have Been

Urban history is littered with the dead bodies of scrapped public transit projects. When eager commuters and car companies turned the automobile into the most popular form of transit in the world in the twentieth century, many cities set aside plans for expanding their public transit systems, such as the electric… » 4/16/08 5:15pm 4/16/08 5:15pm