Not since the late 1940s has so much civic firepower been mustered toward a single goal. But this time, even outsiders are touting Philadelphia as the best site for Amazon's second headquarters. What on earth is going on?
Does great architecture serve people? A new show about Louis Kahn, as well as a new film set in Columbus, Indiana, make you wonder: would you really like to live in a museum? Dan Rottenberg considers.
Does Donald Trump suffer from a mental illness, as I suggested in January, or is he just plain nasty? The experts may disagree, but Trump’s behavior is predictable.
That controversial statue of Philadelphia’s bombastic late mayor, Frank Rizzo, does indeed serve a useful purpose. It’s just not the purpose his devotees have in mind. Dan Rottenberg considers.
Donald Trump claims hundreds — thousands? — of friendships that transcend racial, religious, class, and national boundaries. But who are his friends, really? The results of my admittedly unscientific survey follow.
New York Times columnist David Brooks muddied a legitimate issue by perpetuating a popular but fallacious myth: the notion that whole families can be classified as “good” or “bad.”
In the great march of civilization, Donald Trump and his defenders seem unaware that there is more than one way to handle adversity.
If you’re looking for balanced budgets, Bill Marrazzo of WHYY is your man. But if you’re looking for a quality alternative to commercial broadcasting, you'd best look elsewhere. Dan Rottenberg considers.
Before we get too carried away with comparisons of President Trump to the fictitious Captain Queeg, please permit me this quibble: Any such analogy is an insult to Queeg.
Donald Trump’s alma mater declines to celebrate its famous alumnus, and it also refuses to explain why. Let me take a crack at it.