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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.

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Locals to Christo: Don't Drape Fabric Over Our River

This is the opponents’ last stand, though it's likely the project will be approved.

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If You Want Nice People, Make Nice Places

A Pavement to Parks program spruces up public spaces. Will it help keep the homeless away?

Postcard From New York

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

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Los Angeles Is the Smelliest City in America, Says GQ

The best smelling, that is. See where your city ranks on this highly unscientific listing of odorous burgs.

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Strip Malls Like You've Never Seen Before

The American landscape is littered with the decaying corpses of strip malls. Here are a few innovative ways we can turn them to our advantage.

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To Succeed, Cities Should Market Their Differences

Douglas Coupland calls on cities to take pride in their unique qualities.

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How Seville Sold Its Citizens on a Massive Galactic Public Sculpture

The formerly despised work is now a central part of the city's urban fabric.

Postcard From Baltimore

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

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Why the Places We Live Make Us Happy

The strange factors that impact whether we're content where we live.

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New York vs. Boston: Which Is the Better Sports Town?

A statistical examination of the long-term sports successes and failures of the cities in this year's Super Bowl.

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London to Rio: Keep Your Statue

Londoners object to Brazil’s idea to build a promotional replica Christ the Redeemer statue for the Olympics.

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Indy's Super Bowl Building Boom

Football's biggest event has done more to catalyze change in Indianapolis than it does in most cities.

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Is Philadelphia's Mural Arts Program Worthy of Hate?

The murals can't be that ugly. Or can they?

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London's New Superpower Recycle Bins

They have LCD screens for news, wi-fi and can withstand major bomb blasts.

Postcard From San Francisco

Free street parking may be over and other news.

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Imagining a Super Bowl in London

Why the ultimate American event could go global as early as 2015.

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Would Casinos Hurt Miami's Art Scene?

Artists worry that a proposed mega casino might "suck the life" out of the city's neighborhoods.

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How Mussolini Influenced Qaddafi's Vision for Tripoli

In Libya's capital, one dictator's ideas followed the next.