Can EuroVegas Save Spain? (The Atlantic)
Madrid is the landlocked heart of Spain. But Valdecarros—the southern most stop on the light-blue subway line—feels like the end of the world. The view is desolate, and the smell foul; an aroma of rotten eggs wafts from a nearby dump. More menacing than the odor are the cranes, peering out over squat, half-built housing units in every direction.