Tom Vanderbilt

Tom Vanderbilt is author of Traffic: Why We Drive the Way We Do, now available in paperback. He is contributing editor to Artforum, Print, and I.D.; contributing writer to Design Observer; and has written for many publications, including Wired, the Wilson Quarterly, the New York Times Magazine, and the London Review of Books. He blogs at howwedrive.com and lives in Brooklyn, N.Y. You can follow him on Twitter at www.twitter.com/tomvanderbilt.

Family
Aug. 7 2009 11:20 AMWhat Ever Happened to the Playpen?How the kiddie enclosures fell out of favor.
Transport
July 8 2009 11:17 AMSmooth, SegwayHow the much-ridiculed personal transportation device finally found a niche.
Transport
June 9 2009 6:21 PMMen At WorkHow much does road construction really snarl up traffic?
Transport
May 1 2009 3:44 PMHonk If You're Going To Report This on the InternetWeb sites where you can complain about bad parkers, slow mergers, and that jerk who cut you off.
Culturebox
May 2 2008 7:13 AMLawn PoxChildren's play equipment and the decline of the American yard.
Design
Sept. 8 2004 11:20 AMThe U.S. Army's New ClothesWhy has the Army redesigned its uniforms?
Design
Feb. 20 2004 3:50 PMCourier, DispatchedHow the U.S. State Department put the kibosh on the typewriter font.
Transport
July 20 2009 6:54 AMDon't Be So SquareWhy American drivers should learn to love the roundabout.
Transport
June 16 2009 5:40 PMBeach Chairs in Times SquareHow closing Broadway to cars could solve a century of traffic woes.
Transport
May 15 2009 12:22 PMStop This Train!Are trains slower now than they were in the 1920s?
Culturebox
Dec. 30 2008 8:01 AMOops! She Crashed It Again.Why celebrities are such bad drivers.
Culturebox
July 18 2005 6:41 AMSelf-Storage NationAmericans are storing more stuff than ever.
Design
May 11 2004 4:04 PMSimply the BestMoMA celebrates everyday objects.

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Politics

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Americans do. But when blacks exhibit the same behaviors as others, it becomes part of a greater black pathology. 

Why a Sketch of Chelsea Manning Is Stirring Up Controversy

How Worried Should Poland, the Baltic States, and Georgia Be About a Russian Invasion?

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Sept. 18 2014 11:42 AM Grandmaster Clash One of the most amazing feats in chess history just happened, and no one noticed.