Sommer Mathis

Reuters

Repetitive Debate of the Day: Why Hasn't Washington, D.C. Buried its Power Lines?

After yet another days-long mass power outage, it's naturally time to have the same argument all over again.

Gallup

Where the Uninsured Live

Keep this map in mind now that the Supreme Court has ruled to uphold Obamacare.

Mark Byrnes

The D.C. Government's All-Star Embarrassments

The hits just keep on coming for the District of Columbia's elected leaders.

Shutterstock

This Week in Bans: No Pets for You in Huntington Beach

Also, the Netherlands bans tourists from purchasing marijuana (yes, really), and one Indianapolis contractor gets a visit from Johnny Law.

Behind the Mask: @UrbanismAvenger Speaks!

The voice behind our favorite new Twitter feed won't reveal his or her true identity, but does offer casting notes for an all-urbanist superhero team.

Reuters

Eerie Twitter Account of the Day: @RealTimeLARiots

The KNBC team is recreating the timeline of the 1992 L.A. Riots, and you can follow along.

Shutterstock

Abolishing Parking Minimums Is Not Anti-Children

The Seattle Times editorial board worries a proposal to relax parking minimums will hurt families, but they're getting it backward.

Prelinger Archives

1950s General Motors Propaganda Film: Solution to Congestion Is More Roads

More parking, lane miles was the automaker's prescription at mid-century, with a cameo from Robert Moses.

Matt Ashburn

Wish Your Neighborhood Had a Diner? Buy This One on eBay

A D.C.-based entrepreneur imported his own diner in 2009, but now he's looking to sell.

Flickr/fredcamino

What's the Worst Service Alert a Transit System Can Send?

L.A.'s Metro Rail system offered up a serious contender this morning.

Uber

D.C. Taxi Industry Already Irritated With Uber

The app-based luxury car service once again finds itself under fire after expanding to additional cities

BYografia

Object of Desire: Hanging Bicycle Bookshelf

At last, an apartment-based bike storage concept that could work for almost everyone

Shutterstock

The Dumbest Local Politics Scandals of 2011

Forget Congress. For real stupidity in government, look closer to home.

SAYA

Designs for a Divided Jerusalem

If a two-state solution to the Israel-Palestine conflict ever came to pass, it would create a profound urban planning challenge

Ho Chi Minh City's Wild Traffic Patterns

Photographer Rob Whitworth pieced together 10,000 images to capture the city's everyday movements

Dupont Underground

A New Vision for D.C.'s Abandoned Streetcar Tunnels

Plans are once again underway to bring Dupont Circle's tunnels back to life—but will the neighborhood get behind it?

NASA

San Francisco's 1971 Earthquake, the Educational Video

Groovy NASA archival film explains how any why earthquakes affect the Bay Area the way they do

Prelinger Archives

1930s Film on Building the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge

Ever wonder what it took to build the Bay Bridge? This 1936 film produced by U.S. Steel celebrates the engineering of the structure

Reuters

How NYC Fast Food Chains Are Doing Since the Recession

Which chains are expanding, and which have the most stores?