This $63 Million NoVa Estate Is the Most Expensive Home Ever In the DC Area [Urban Turf DC] This place was owned by a co-founder of AOL. We live in a country where you can amass generational wealth by mailing hundreds of millions of unsolicited CDs to old people.
Impress Your Neighbors with This Edgy Brutalist Lawn Gnome [Arch Daily] Will someone please buy this cool lawn ornament so I can steal it out of your yard at 330 in the morning?
Madrid Is Expanding Its Car Ban [Citylab] You know how if you go to Central Park in New York, there are like two old-fashioned horse-drawn carriages for tourists to ride in? Is that the future of the car?
These People Ditched Their House for an RV, and Have No Regrets [Los Angeles Times] In fairness, if I ditched my house for an RV, and DID have regrets, I certainly wouldn’t admit that to a reporter.
Why Isn’t There a World War One Memorial On the Mall? [The New Yorker] Is the White House technically the War of 1812 Memorial, since they burned down the first White House during that war?
Some Think Amazon’s HQ2 Would Be a Bad Thing for DC [WAMU] Something I didn’t know: in the same year Jeff Bezos became the wealthiest man on the planet, Amazon paid zero federal taxes. I’d be rich too, if I didn’t have to pay any taxes! (That’s not true, I’d just be marginally less poor.)