Amanda Erickson

2012 Ballot Initiatives: Local Winners and Losers

A cities-focused look at the outcome of key state and local ballot initiatives.

The Ecstasy, the Agony: Reactions to Election 2012

Revelry and misery at bars, watch parties and rallies across the country.

Where People Are Waiting to Vote the Longest

A quick survey of polling place waits around the country.

'Much of the Beach Is Gone'

Fire Island, a beach community off the coast of Long Island, struggles in the wake of massive Sandy damage.

A Street Sign Kerfuffle, a Hipster Alliance and More: Best #CityReads of the Week

Our weekly roundup of the most intriguing articles about cities and urbanism we've come across in the past seven days.

A Historic Journey: The Trek to Mecca

Millions of Muslims converge on the Saudi Arabian city.

Laugh Along With Mexico's 800 Clowns

The annual Clown Congress meets this week.

Luminous Photos of Phuket's Wild Vegetarian Festival

The celebration, which features massive face piercings, is not for the faint of heart.

Thousands Dance, Don Purple Robes for Panama's 'Black Jesus' Festival

Over 60,000 pilgrims come each year to pray for forgiveness.

Dragons Race at China's Annual Competition

Images of this weekend's Dragon Boat Open, and other competitions throughout the years.

Massive Car Bomb Rocks Central Beirut

At least eight were killed in the explosion.

The World's Weirdest Bikes

Would you ride some of these?

A 'Daughter of the Nation'

Signs of support for Malala Yousufzai from around the world.

The Space Shuttle Down the Street

Endeavour makes a hulking, halting trip through Los Angeles.

How the GOP Lost Cities: Best #CityReads of the Week

Our weekly look back at the stories you may have missed.

Life-Size Noses, Pink Cows and More at the Weird, Wonderful Frieze Art Fair

The bi-coastal show exhibits work from over 170 galleries.

Berlin, in Technicolor

About 70 buildings will be illuminated during the 10-day festival.

Athens Erupts in Anti-Merkel Protests

Lots of police clashes, and even a bit of nakedness.

Where India Meets Tibet

See Bhaktapur, an ancient city on the edge of Kathmandu.