Amanda Erickson

Postcard From Cologne

Locks for love.

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Gross Picture of the Day: New York City's Ugliest Rat

Quite possibly the world's worst photo contest.

Postcard From London

A free job to the person who can come up with the best tour of Great Britian, and more news.

Graphic of the Day: The Next Bubble?

Higher education could be set to explode like the housing market.

Postcard From Philadelphia

A Charles Dickens birthday party at a bootleg statue and other news.

Postcard From Paris

The city's mayor launches Paris Tourist Day to convince residents to treat visitors a little more cordially, and other news.

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Ode of the Day: In Defense of L.A.

GOOD writer Cord Jefferson on falling in love with the West Coast.

Postcard From New York

Local churches come together to protest a recently-passed ban on worship services in public schools.

Map of the Day: How People Travel Around a City

An artist and cartographer lays out 10,000 tweets to map cities' most popular routes.

Postcard From Baltimore

The victims of a mugging would like the media to stop talking about the mugging already and other news.

Chart of the Day: Africa's Greenest Cities

A side-by-side comparison of 15 major metro areas.

Postcard From San Francisco

Free street parking may be over and other news.

Chart of the Day: A Nation of Renters

The number of homeowners is falling.

Postcard From Washington, D.C.

Occupy protesters defy calls to leave and other news.

Map of the Day: All the Single Ladies

The best neighborhoods for snagging a single man (or woman) in New York.

Postcard From Assisi

A lesson in why we should all become coupon cutters, and other news.

Graphic of the Day: Which Countries Are Cutting the Most Carbon?

A handy graphic illustrating where CO2 emissions are dropping fastest.

How Many Snow Plows Does a City Need?

The best responses to this week's The Big Fix.

Postcard From Hong Kong

Hospitals brace for a record number of babies in the Year of the Dragon and other news.