Los Angeles

Using Uber Ridership Data to Compare Cities and Neighborhoods

San Francisco's Financial District is more Manhattan-like than it is San Francisco-like, and other observations.

Dwight Howard, the Lakers, and the Spiky NBA

Big cities continue to dominate the competition for basketball superstars.

The Sad Evolution of the Strip Mall

How the most car-friendly urban form went from quaint to grotesque.

For L.A. Residents Fed Up With Helicopter Noise, a Final Straw

A violin solo at the Hollywood Bowl gets drowned out, and a revolt is born.

In Los Angeles, Ideas for a Quieter Wait for Mass Transit

A UCLA researcher makes the case for several ways to cut noise at transit stations in the middle of freeways.

The U.S. Cities Where Young Adults Are Most (and Least) Likely To Live at Home

Metro areas with low rates of marriage, high unemployment, and low educational attainment have the largest share of 'boomerang' kids.

The Geography of James Bond

Who's been to more cities, you or 007?

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.