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Infrastructure, Architecture And Urban Identity

The basic infrastructure of a city is part of what makes it go. But functional structures like bridges, train stations, bus shelters and telephone poles also shape what a city looks and feels like from an aesthetic perspective. Architect, urban planner and Washington Post columnist Roger Lewis joins us in studio to explore how functional infrastructure can also be beautiful architecture -- and how the combination of those elements contributes to the identity of a city.

Roger Lewis Cartoons About Infrastructure


In Trove Of Kids' Book Treasures, A Glimpse Of The Work Behind The Magic

Once a doctor's hobby, the Kerlan Collection is now one of the world's great collections of children's literature. Over 100,000 books offer visitors a chance to see the writer's process — for free.

Good Gourd! What's With All The Weird-Looking Squash?

Cinderella pumpkins just don't cut it for fall decor anymore. Squash and gourds come in all sorts of colors and sizes — and as far as consumers are concerned, the stranger, the better.

Chaffetz Says He Wants To Replace Boehner As House Speaker

The Utah Republican says he's a better choice for the job than Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy.

#MemeOfTheWeek: That Article From The Onion About Mass Shootings

The article reveals what the writers really feel about mass shootings in America, something mainstream media couldn't do.

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