Henry Grabar

Maxis

SimCity 5's Multiplayer Blues

Why the newest edition of the city-building game has fans in revolt.

Prank of the Day: The Easiest Way to Punk a Driver

Pretend there's a huge rock in their path, obviously.

Vivian Maier

Trailer of the Day: Finding the Mysterious Street Photographer Vivian Maier

The photographs are great; the story is even better.

Reuters

Michigan Will Take Over Detroit

Snyder has "top candidate" for Emergency Manager in mind; consolidation of power will likely lead to cuts and asset sales that the mayor and city council sought to avoid.

Loco Steve/Matthias Rosenkranz

How Amtrak Could Become a Robust, Profitable Enterprise

We might have to choose between economic efficiency and geographic equality.

Kit Chung

Commuter Portraits of the Day: Beijing Metro Riders in GIFs

They capture the spirit of transit in a way no photo could.

Reuters

Can Paris Cool Live Beyond the City Lines?

The view from the city's electronic music scene.

Flickr/Impicard

Cultural Export of the Day: Stockholm Drinks the Brooklynade

Tres Brooklyn is so 2012.

Derek Eder & Juan-Pablo Velez

SimCity Reference of the Day: Chicago Zoning Map

Complete with in-game music.

Christian Åslund

Wild Photos Recreate the City as Vintage Video Game

Introducing the Chinese metropolis of Honkey Kong.

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Why Are We So Afraid of Being Hit by a Subway Train?

How something so statistically unlikely managed to captivate our imaginations.

Todd Bieber

Handiwork of the Day: The Ski Chair Sled

Kings of the playground.

Gary Gale

A Map of Dirty Place Names

Depending on your capacity for innuendo, of course.

PlowNYC

New York's Real-Time Snow Plow Map to Get its First Major Test This Weekend

PlowNYC is about to hit the big time.

Lena Steinkühler

Acid Trip of the Day: New York Infrastructure Comes Alive

This is a final project for a Bachelor's Degree?

Jeff Wilcox

Apparently, Most Cities Aren't Getting Any More 'Literate'

It's the District's third year atop Central Connecticut State's literacy rankings.

Mike Hicks

Visualizing How Poorly Amtrak's Route Network Serves Most of the U.S.

Some cities, you just can't reach.

Video Compilation of the Day: Movie Scenes Where Someone Gets Hit by a Bus

It's the oldest, dumbest trick in the book.

Reuters

The French 'Spider-Man' Freeclimbs in Havana

Daredevil Alain Robert takes his talents to Cuba.