From the ‘L’

Public transportation, particularly the subway and ‘L’, has always intrigued me. Growing up in a town of about 5,000 people in rural Wisconsin, nowhere near any form of public transportation, there’s just something about the train that felt so completely urban, exotic, and foreign to me. Most of us tend to ride the same lines, […]

The White City

The city can be beautiful. The city can be ghastly. In this series, inspired by Erik Larson’s bestselling historical book, The Devil in the White City, I examine the urban environment as a physical manifestation of human intentions, both the good and the evil. As architects and planners strive to impose order and harmony, mischief […]