Transportation cartography focuses on making complex systems easy to understand by exaggerating certain elements while suppressing others. This is great for helping us figure out how to get from point A to point B but ...Read more
Northland Center is the oldest suburban shopping mall in the Detroit region, and will likely close soon. Located in the inner-ring suburb of Southfield, north of Detroit, in a field in the southernmost part of its county.Read more
The short stories in Charles Baxter’s forthcoming book There’s Something I Want You to Do: Stories (Pantheon), which will be released in February 2015, are set in Minneapolis.Read more
If You Build It, Will They Come? “On the far end of Braddock Avenue, Pittsburgh chef Kevin Sousa will open his new restaurant Superior Motors across from the (still barely operational) steel mill. He’s doing this with a lotRead more
When I visit Japan, I expect the unfamiliar. I expect to get lost. Yet, not everything in Japan is unfamiliar.Read more
Manufacturing Consent: Chicago’s Oldest Steel Mill Will Soon Be Demolished. What Will Replace It When It’s Gone?
Until last year the A. Finkl & Sons Co. furnaces glowed orange at night. A lonely car might have breezed past on the darkened street, or the No. 73 bus, ferrying bleary-eyed workers to homes on the west side ofRead more