From Prague to Los Angeles, tours led by homeless people are revealing the dark side of the city. But do they hurt the very people they aim to help?
From soul-searching Democrats to the king of rightwing radio, here are the podcasts to help you understand the next four years
Gavin Pretor-Pinney’s silver linings playbook
Despite the graffiti and the locks, Ponte Milvio itself seemed no worse for wear. If Garibaldi couldn’t destroy it, then how could something as innocent as love?
Like Alice Munro, my grandmother came from small-town Ontario, and my memories chime with Munro’s tales of passionate girls and women with stifled passions
Lego wants to be taken seriously by architects, urban planners, even MIT. Can these pricey kids’ toys teach us how to build better cities, or is it all just brand hype?
I was worried that Reese Witherspoon’s desert odyssey would be mawkish – but with sarcasm and shared history, it punched me in the gut