Amanda Erickson

Why I Love My City: Sam Watts on Milwaukee

A business owner on his family's iconic 142-year-old downtown tea shop

Reuters

Stat of the Day: Art Basel by the Numbers

Attendance records and income reports from America's largest art show

Reuters

Who Should Pay for Aging Water Infrastructure?

The best responses to this week's The Big Fix

Postcard From Chicago

Tow truckers stealing cars and a fight over the gay pride parade route

Reuters

Chart of the Day: For Pedestrians, November Is the Cruelest Month

A data expert in Toronto charts the most dangerous days for walkers

Postcard From Providence

Drug busts, red buildings and a former hotel housekeeper wins a city council seat

Reuters

How Las Vegas Created One of the Best Water Systems in America

This desert city has figured out innovative ways to cut down on leaks 

Reuters

Study of the Day: Minorities in Michigan Pay More for Utilities

The reason is more connected to location than race

Postcard From Durham

Vacant lot beautification, police phone calls and a gallery opening fit for these economic times

Chart of the Day: New York Housing Price Dip

The value of a home in Queens fell the most

Postcard From Agra

Adopt-a-school, highway protests and a fight to save the Taj Mahal

Postcard From Guatemala City

Scrap metal "mines," a search for airport funding and South America's own Silicon Valley

Flickr/Ganesha.isis

Can Modern Architecture Ever Gain Favor in Historic Neighborhoods?

The San Francisco Chronicle's architecture critic weighs in on his city's epic preservation battles

Postcard From Almaty, Kazakhstan

Larger-than-life statues and murders that fuel fears of terrorism

Flickr/Podknox

Postcard From Plymouth, Mass.

Cooking fires, food history and a rocky memorial

Reuters

Thanksgiving Boom Towns

Which cities will get the most visitors this holiday weekend?

Postcard From Los Angeles

Free turkeys, mandatory smiles and 1 dollar land for Occupy Los Angeles

Jesse Berkowitz

Postcard From Fort Dauphin, Madagascar

New power plants, pictures from space and a fight over a centuries-old newborn twin tradition 

Postcard from Portland

Porta Potti brawls, server farms and a battle to play the most Christmas music