Barbara Ann Richards Designed The Life She Deserved

On July 1, 1941, a 29-year-old interior decorator walked into a Los Angeles courthouse and filed a request that vanishingly few law clerks would have processed before.

Online Shopping Is Shaping Real-World Cities

Welcome to the era of ghost storefronts.

Supply Chain Container Ships Have A Size Problem

Over the past two decades, international shipping has relied more and more on extremely big ships—and now a lot of those boats just won’t fit anywhere else.


A Patriarchal Tradition That Just Won't Budge

A large swath of American society has simply failed to conceive of a reality beyond patrilineal surnames.

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