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With a capacity of up to 110,000, Ohio State boasts one of the most intimidating home-field environments in college football. But which games this century have been most intimidating at the 'Shoe?

Crowd Noise in College Football

Unlike most other sports, college football is blessed with a nearly endle...

Originally published in New Geography

The City of Broad Shoulders may have two faces, but how will it age? This was the essence of the question that the Chicago Tribune was asking in October of 2013 when it urged readers to re-envision the city’s original 1909 plan in a modern context. It's a questio...

Originally published on New Geography

For years, the Federal Government has been approving general budget stopgaps to fund highway construction across the country. Slowly, they’ve also come around to acknowledging the obvious: That despite their efforts, the Federal Highway Trust Fund, the primary po...

In 2018 the Wall Street Journal published this piece that examined where graduates from top colleges move after they finish college.

It illustrated how few cities in the United States truly attract national talent, and why companies like Amazon that hope to attract 99th percentile national talent, fo...

With a carefully curated collection of artistic mishaps, the Museum of Bad Art (MOBA) may be the world's best monument to artistic failure, and possibly my favorite overlooked "museum" in the world. 

While we've all sketched a spiky-haired stick figure or cringed at the yet-uncoordinated drawings in...

Saudi Arabia is democratizing. In 2019 for the first time ever women are driving, the cinemas are open, and young people are mixing in the streets and in restaurants. The Kingdom is investing like never before in broadening its economy and establishing a private sector. And, importantly, they have i...

The National Mall Sketchbook is a collection of pieces I've been developing throughout the summer of 2019, each focused on an element of the National Mall. Each piece is a ~1 to ~2 hour sketch using a #2 HB pencil. This gallery will continue to be updated. It includes sketches of:

  • Capitol Buildin...

Originally published in 2016 on RealClearPolicy

Why is Saudi Arabia suddenly the pit stop of choice for an impressive laundry list of major companies? How is it positioned among the growing number of Middle-Eastern industrial free zones? And should Rust Belt cities like Cincinnati look this way for a...

For months now we've been collecting responses to a poll asking fans to rank their favorite Major League ballparks. The results are in!

1. PNC Park

2. Wrigley Field

3. AT&T Park

4. Fenway Park

5. Camden Yards

6. Dodger Stadium

7. Petco Park

8. Citizens Bank Park

9. Busch Stadium

10. Citi Field

11. Great Americ...

In 1989 Pete Rose was banned from baseball, and with his shunning lost any hope of ever being enshrined in the Baseball Hall of Fame, at least while alive. Mr. Rose has made it clear he would prefer enshrinement, but it is unlikely to happen soon.

Pete Rose's banishment was the consequence of his gam...

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