Probably not the only one, but a very good several from James Fallows and his wife Deborah. "Long cover story" in JF's words.
The piece by Deborah Fallows on the importance of a good library to a community or area.
And if you only have time to read one, this is James Fallows "Eleven Signs a City Will Succeed."
Brown Mountain Dam is named for Brown Mountain, which was named for John Brown, the abolitionist, by John Brown’s sons, who were known as the The Brown B...