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Banned in America, 2013 Edition: Conversion Therapy, Eating Horse Meat, Plus Many More

Grab tight your freedoms, America: The country's collective legislatures are unleashing a torrent of new regulations.

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Deal of the Day: Free Rides in Los Angeles, London, But Not New York

We'll take a cup of kindness yet, for Auld Lang Syne.

Haptic Lab

Urban Fabric of the Day: City Quilts

The city is getting soft.

Brandon Martin-Anderson

Mapping the Census: A Dot for Every Person

A perfect representation of density.

Reuters

L.A.'s Gun Buyback Program Was a Huge Success

By lunch time, officials had already collected more than the 1,673 weapons exchanged last year.

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Los Angeles Ponders Morality of Circus Elephants: This Week in Bans

Also, Mumbai outlaws spitting tobacco on buses and Swaziland bans clothing that could tempt men to rape.

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The Where of 2012's Top Music

The global cities that dominated popular music this year.

2012's Most Important Preservation Battles

The gas stations, theaters and monuments saved this year.

Reuters

2012's Biggest Transportation Successes

Amtrak posts a record year, California approves high-speed rail, and more.

Reuters

The Sad and Telling Reaction of School Districts Everywhere to Sandy Hook

Monday brings an awkward mix of grief and preparation.

Reuters

This Most Recent Decline in U.S. Violent Crime Is Different From the Last One

Homicide rates have fallen significantly in some places. Does economic development deserve the credit?

Reuters

The Stark Geographic Inequality of the Home Mortgage Interest Deduction

A small number of coastal cities get the bulk of the benefit.

Urban Air

Urban Forest of the Day: An L.A. Billboard Made of Bamboo

It'll come complete with a hydration system, climate monitors, and a Wifi connection to make that data available to the public.

Samuel Krueger

The 'Strong Core' Theory of Los Angeles

Samuel Krueger believes he's identified a structure to L.A. that's not unlike Manhattan or Chicago's Loop.

Reuters

Terrifying: Half of L.A.'s Crashes Are Hit and Runs

It's by far the highest rate in the country.

6 Videos That Show the Fascinating Ebb and Flow of Regional Transit

These maps track the movement of transit vehicles in various cities over the course of 24 hours.

MPI's Zara Matheson

The Leading U.S. Cities for LGBT Equality

They are mostly found on the coasts, according to a new study.

Reuters

The Rise of 'Urban Ecology'

Scientists have taken a new interest in how plant and animal life respond to the city.

Marcel Eskenazy

Santa Monica Passed a Law to Stop Parties at One House

When your parties require special legislation, you know you're doing something right.