Posts Tagged ‘book review’

What Does Ed Glaeser Have Against Planning?

You may already have read economist Ed Glaeser’s long Atlantic cover story about why skyscrapers are great. It’s pretty much a reprint of a chapter in his just-published book, Triumph of the City, which has already been regurgitated in high places. The book itself is a good, quick read that supports things I’ve said about [...]

Book Review: A New Biography of U Street

Most books about places aren’t usually about the place itself, but rather a convenient way to tell a story that’s much larger than mere geography. A new historic of D.C.’s U Street is a perfect example.
Washington's U Street: A Biography, a rare piece of D.C. history not focused on the city’s most powerful inhabitants, chronicles [...]