Boston

To Boston: Messages From People Who Know the City's Pain All Too Well

Notes of sympathy from Kabul, Afghanistan.

The Shame of Boston's Wireless Woes

Shortly after Monday's bombings, cellular networks collapsed. The same thing happens every time there is a crisis in a large city.

How Diverse Schools Could Help Fight the Worst Effects of Gentrification

Done right, they might enable "meaningful social interaction" between a neighborhood's new arrivals and its existing residents.

Why the Boston Marathon Is an Especially Sinister Target for Terror

The bombings have turned all the cues and surroundings of this time of year upside down.

There Is Almost Definitely Camera Footage of the Boston Marathon Attackers ... Somewhere

The city of Boston is blanketed with security cameras. But finding the right shots is a little like looking for a needle in a hay stack.

The 71 Countries Targeted in Boston

Participants in the 2013 Boston Marathon hailed from across the globe.

A World Without Trash Cans?

Early reports suggest at least one of the bombs used in yesterday's Boston Marathon attack was hidden in a garbage can. There's a case to be made for removing them all.

An 'Eerie' Stillness Lingers in Boston

Locals on social media report a distinct lack of chaos, "just a feeling that everyone is focused."

Major U.S. Cities Remain on High Alert Following Boston Marathon Attacks

New York, Los Angeles, and Washington, D.C. have stepped up police presence on transit, at tourist attractions, and near hotels.

Resilience Does Tend to Follow Horror

If there's an uplifting lesson from Boston, it may be the many people who will overcome the trauma of tragedy.

The London Marathon Will Go On This Weekend, Organizers Say

Race officials are reviewing security precautions with local police after the attacks in Boston Monday.

When You Attack a Crowd of People, You Also Get a Crowd of Witnesses

This is more true than ever in the digital age.

The Boston Marathon Is Held on Patriots' Day, Which Has Become an Unofficial Anti-Government Day of Action

Modern-day militia activists have attempted to hold rallies on this holiday in recent years.

The Best Strategies for Reaching Loved Ones After the Boston Marathon Bombings

Though cell service is spotty, social media is connecting family members and friends.

Key Locations in the Boston Marathon Attacks

Maps of where blasts occurred, the race course, the streets in question.

'America Will Say a Prayer for Boston Tonight'

Apparent terror attacks at the finish line of the Boston Marathon.

'Sandy' Is Retired as a Name for Hurricanes

The super storm was so damaging and deadly that the world's meteorologists will not repeat its name.

Boston Wants You to Design a Better Transit Map

The MBTA has opened a competition to the public. And a good thing too - the current map has serious flaws.

America's Most Post-Industrial Metros

The cities that lead America's transition from a goods-producing to service economy.