Los Angeles

Why Size Matters in Pro Sports Victories

When it comes to winning championships, big cities have some natural assets. But smaller areas can leverage their own advantages too

The Best Of 'Best Ofs' of 2011

A round-up of the strangest city highlights from alternative weeklies around the country

Why They Call Green Bay 'Titletown'

Why cities like Green Bay win an outsize number of championships

Stopping a Movement While Saving Its Art

Los Angeles government officials are preserving some of the art created during Occupy Wall Street, the first major city to do so

2011's Biggest Transportation Failures

The end of the Tampa-Orlando high-speed rail line, the death of a pedestrian near Atlanta and other low points from the year in city travel

The Geography of the Year in Music

The cities with the most singles on Pitchfork's 2011 "Best of" list

12 Eye-Catching Storefronts

A dozen facades that are sure to attract curious shoppers

The Best City Time Lapse Videos of 2011

From New York to Los Angeles to Barcelona to Seoul and beyond

Los Angeles, Then and Now (1894-2011)

A look back at how far downtown L.A. has come since the turn of the 20th century

Have Yourself a Merry City Christmas

A collection of holiday photos to remind us why we need our public spaces 

What We Can Learn From City Busways

A look at the successes and failures of some prominent American systems

L.A.'s Bike Lane Blues

After two coats of paint, a new bike lane in Los Angeles is struggling to take hold

Ice Cube as Urbanist

The rapper's take on Los Angeles' architecture would make critics proud

The World's 10 Best Transit Poems

A short list of our favorite verses from public transportation around the globe

Rehabilitating the Occupy L.A. Park

Emptied of protesters, the park outside Los Angeles City Hall will take months to fix

Mapping Traffic Fatalities Across the Country

A new interactive map shows where drivers, bikers and pedestrians were killed 

The Most Artistic Cities in America

Some smaller neighborhoods maintain surprisingly vibrant artistic communities

Thanksgiving Boom Towns

Which cities will get the most visitors this holiday weekend?

Postcard From Los Angeles

Free turkeys, mandatory smiles and 1 dollar land for Occupy Los Angeles