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The Sorry State of 'Good Samaritan' Laws

Whether you can safely help a stranger during a crisis largely depends on where you live.

Matthew Kuborn

How to Paint a 'Love Letter' to a City

Stephen Powers and ICY Signs resuscitate the art of sign-painting—along with the morale of those in Baltimore's poorest neighborhoods.

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2014's Biggest Winner Was Marijuana

This year saw support for medical and recreational weed grow all over the country. The smoke is still clearing on what it all means.

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Local Charities Seem Great If You're White and Rich

Many factors influence people's attitudes about community service organizations, including whether or not they know those groups exist.

Lauren Quock

Public Bathrooms Are Gender Battlegrounds, Mostly Due to Terrible Signage

Well-designed, simple signs can solve real problems for gender-nonconforming people while diffusing political noise. 

Matt Dunn

How to Take Pictures in Public Without Being a Jerk

Four seasoned practitioners give firsthand advice on etiquette for an Instagram world.