Los Angeles

Has Climate Change Made L.A. a Refuge From the Heat?

When I moved to Southern California I figured I'd be bragging about the warm winters. But heatwave after heatwave everywhere else has changed my tune.

The Geography of Team USA

Where America's Olympians were born and where they currently live reveals interesting clusters.

This Week in Bans: San Francisco Bites Apple for Recycling

Also, medical-marijuana dispensaries are outlawed in L.A., chained-up pooches in Virginia.

Where the Creative Class Earns the Most

Workers do well on the east and west coasts.

Which U.S. Cities Have a Bigger GDP Than Greece?

Ranking the economies of Europe and some of America's biggest cities.

The U.S. Airports Most Likely To Influence the Spread of Global Disease

The worst culprits aren't necessarily the ones you'd expect.

The Psychology Behind Why Creative People Cluster

Research reveals why highly creative people who are open to new experience find themselves drawn to certain places.

Why We Should Stop Talking About 'Bus Stigma'

Obsessing over trying to serve different economic classes on mass transit misses the point.

San Francisco to L.A. in 30 Minutes? Sure, on the Hyperloop

Elon Musk imagines a cheap, faster-than-a-plane, weather-immune, crash-impervious people-mover.

Large U.S. Cities and Tolerance

How America's biggest metro areas stack up.

The Radical Rise of Asian Soul Food

City streets are bursting with a gutsy, high-low mash up of street food and haute cuisine, old country flavors and new-fangled cooking techniques.

What Might Gas Stations Look Like When Hardly Anyone Uses Gas?

Some whimsical responses to a serious question.

This Week in Bans: Massachusetts Whiner Gets American Flags Removed

Also, a tony California beach town shoos away smelly persons from its libraries, and the Olympics outlaws everything.

An L.A. Artist Makes Immigrant Workers Impossible to Ignore

Ramiro Gomez plants cardboard cutouts of domestic service employees in wealthy neighborhoods.

How Your City May Have Affected Your Raise

Wage growth varies considerably by metropolitan area, according to numbers from the most recent quarter.

Race, Class, and the Stigma of Riding the Bus in America

Can a city successfully gentrify its bus system? Does it want to?

Of Course People Will Ride California HSR

What they may stop riding are commercial airlines, research suggests.

Map of the Day: Church vs. Beer

The cartographers over at Floating Sheep track tweets on both topics.

Happy 4th of July! From the World's Premiere Gunpowder Artist

Cai Guo-Qiang transforms fireworks into eardrum-shattering "smoke paintings" in cities across the world.