-- An excerpt from David Carr's blunt memoir about his time as a junkie in 1980s Minneapolis.

-- Tom Wolfe on the man who shaped the best city magazine of them all.

-- In my humble opinion, the best hour of radio ever produced is a This American Life episode on landlords and supers. All three acts are superb.

-- Street cars are suddenly all the rage -- 22 cities are planning new lines.

-- Lovers of long form journalism are passing around this LA Weekly piece on NWA's posse. What ever happened to them, anyway?

-- The New Republic is one of only a few outlets to cover changes made by The Obama Administration to drug policy.  

-- Can New York City tackle score inflation in its public schools?