Author: Noah Cowan

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William Faulkner once cheekily referred to Los Angeles as “the plastic asshole of the world,” and nearly every Urbanist and NUMTOT would agree. The city feels more like six suburbs in search of a city than a bustling metropolis—and that’s by ...

Searching for a Soul

William Faulkner once cheekily referred to Los Angeles as “the plastic asshole of the world,” and nearly every Urbanist and NUMTOT would agree. The city feels more like six suburbs in search of a city than a bustling metropolis—and that’s by ...

Vampire Weekend is back. And for every pretentious twenty-something who likes alluding to Brideshead Revisited and sleeping with a copy of In Search of Lost Time, that sonorous blessing carries all the weight and memory of Proust’s madeleine. But t...

Revamping Consent Decrees

Vampire Weekend is back. And for every pretentious twenty-something who likes alluding to Brideshead Revisited and sleeping with a copy of In Search of Lost Time, that sonorous blessing carries all the weight and memory of Proust’s madeleine. But t...

When American founding father Elbridge Gerry said, “the evils we experience flow from the excess of democracy,” he probably didn’t have judicial elections in mind. But the uniquely American and singularly deleterious practice of determining jud...

Raising the Bar

When American founding father Elbridge Gerry said, “the evils we experience flow from the excess of democracy,” he probably didn’t have judicial elections in mind. But the uniquely American and singularly deleterious practice of determining jud...

Jack Reed (D-RI) is the senior United States Senator from Rhode Island. A decorated veteran, Reed has served in the Senate since 1997. He is the ranking Democrat on the Senate Committee on Armed Services and a member of the Senate Ap...

BPR Interviews: Jack Reed

Jack Reed (D-RI) is the senior United States Senator from Rhode Island. A decorated veteran, Reed has served in the Senate since 1997. He is the ranking Democrat on the Senate Committee on Armed Services and a member of the Senate Ap...