Conor Friedersdorf is a staff writer at The Atlantic, where he focuses on politics and national affairs. He lives in Venice, California, and is the founding editor of The Best of Journalism, a newsletter devoted to exceptional nonfiction.
Are cable cars the future? Is your commute too long? Do you know why Irving is the most interesting neighborhood in Dallas right now? Is window shopping a bygone luxury? The answers, and a lot of great reading, are below the fold.
On his tour of America, Bernard Henri-Levy disparaged Los Angeles as an unintelligible, illegible city, and predicted its almost certain demise. Below the fold, the case that LA isn't nearly so bad as all that.
The concentration of power in Washington DC is exacerbating the corruption inherent in politics. An unlikely, radical, and incredibly appealing solution: force members of Congress to stay in their district among constituents, and conduct legislative business via an e-Senate and e-House.