Los Angeles

Celebrating L.A.'s Hidden Walkability

A two-day urban hike called the Big Parade reminds Angelinos that their city has a pedestrian culture after all.

How Much Do Automated License Plate Readers Know About You?

Civil liberties advocates argue that it may be too much.

Terrifying Images From California's Latest Wildfires

Already, 10,000 acres of the Los Angeles area have been torched.

L.A. Wants to Turn Its Concrete 'River' Into a Real River

But bureaucratic snares and funding mishaps have jeopardized the process.

A Funeral Car Named 'Descanso,' or, When Death Rode the Rails in America

In the first decades of the 20th century, if you died in a city, you may have traveled toward your final resting place via public transit.

When the World's Best Photographers Tackle Their Surroundings

Landscape-inspired highlights from last weekend's Paris Photo Los Angeles art fair.

Terrifying Footage of Someone Hanging From a Construction Crane by One Hand

On purpose, apparently.

What's a Bike Good For? Churning Ice Cream, Apparently

A store in downtown Los Angeles sells only pedal-churned frozen treats.

Why Big Cities Make Media Liberal

And why the Koch Brothers can't do anything about it, even if they buy up the Tribune papers.

Do Long Commutes Discourage Married Women From Working?

A new study finds that they do — to a very considerable extent.

Manhunts Are the New Car Chases

Urban manhunts have captivated cities and provided fodder for a frenzied 24-hour media. But at what cost?

3 Reasons to Keep Amtrak's Long-Distance Trains Running

Even though they lose about a half a billion dollars a year.

Imagining the World's Cities in the Ocean-Dominated 'Hunger Games' Universe

If climate change caused the waters to rise by 500 feet, this is what major international cities might look like.

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.

Should We Be Zoning With Crime in Mind?

If residential areas are safer than commercial ones, it would seem so.

America's Most Post-Industrial Metros

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

Grotesquely Polluted Landscapes ... or Beautiful Art?

Photographer David Maisel has a knack for capturing the beauty and the horror of contaminated mines and toxic lakes.

Symbols Worth Saving: The Best #CityReads of the Week

Our weekly roundup of the most intriguing articles about cities and urbanism we've come across in the past seven days.

2013 Opening Day: Baseball Begins

Fans descend on ballparks around the country as Major League Baseball gets underway.