geography

  • Lucky Charms sewer junction exemplifies the beauty of the brickwork that makes London such a drainer’s paradise. Photo: "Subterranean London: Cracking the Capital" by Bradley Garrett et all
    October 8, 2014   BY Victoria Fleischer 

    A dentist, a bus driver and a surgeon pop open a manhole cover and shimmy into the opening, abseiling into the depths of London’s sewer system. They’re not authorized to do this, mind you, but they’re determined. You see, they, and about a dozen other regular urban spelunkers, are on a pursuit to explore the world underneath the city, full of abandoned bunkers, shuttered tube stations and miles and miles of subterranean treasures. Continue reading

  • May 19, 2008  

    Political analysis of the presidential race this year has focused on voter divisions along race and gender lines. But some analysts think that other cultural dividing lines are even more important. Three political analysts examine newly emerging voter alliances. Continue reading