Weirdly Disturbing Photos of Houses In Fumigation Tents [The Paris Review] Theory: the reason these photos are eerie is closely related to why clowns are creepy.
Buying Is 36% Cheaper Than Renting In DC (Allegedly) [Urban Turf DC] Yeah, I don’t know, seems like there’s a lot of fine print and presumptuous assumptions behind this li’l statistic. Or maybe I just don’t want to face the reality that I’ve been paying 36% more for a place to live that I’ve needed to for the past decade.
The Battle Over DC’s Rent Control Laws [Washington City Paper] Come on, DC has rent control like a two year old has impulse control.
Do Our Cities Need Less Jane Jacobs? [Arch Daily] This is the closest a black turtleneck-wearing architect will ever get to trolling, considering that Jane Jacobs was the founder of the “village-style development” school of thought. This is like an economist writing an article titled, “Do We Actually Need *More* Income Inequality?”
That One Time A Runaway 1100-Ton Train Barrelled Through Union Station [Greater Greater Washington] Worst “Friends” spec script ever?
Free Land, For 5 Years of Labor, In Nova Scotia [New York Times] When I saw this article, I said to my girlfriend, “who would work a meaningless job for five years for a plot of land?” And she said, “Almost every adult on earth is going to spend the next five years working a meaningless job, and most of them won’t even get a plot of land.” (BRB, moving to Nova Scotia.)