Daily Archives: June 10, 2014

The Human Race will make you at least temporarily ashamed to belong to it

Paul Hough's "The Human Race," 2013My review of the low-budget horror movie The Human Race is up on The Dissolve. It’s wretched, but I tried to write a fun piece about it.

Anyway, here’s the 1987 Mick Jagger video I cite as one of this uninspired film’s obvious inspirations.

Transforming Tysons, my Atlantic Cities debut

A view of the Spring Hill Station on Metro's Silver Line on the westbound side of Leesburg Pike in Tysons, April 2014

And Now for Something Completely Different: I wrote a 2,000-word feature for Atlantic Cities about the ongoing effort to turn the Northern Virginia suburb of Tysons Corner — a massive, unplanned, car-dependent “Edge City” — into a walkable, public-transit accessible, liveable urban locale. The opening of Metro’s Silver Line this summer will be a key element of this plan, and the place is expected to remain a site of rapid-but-smart growth for the next four decades. Read all about it. Continue reading