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The Social Media-Fueled Hunt for the New Orleans Shooters

19 people were shot at a parade yesterday, and the suspect search is unfolding very much like the hunt for the Boston bombers.

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Housing Status Plays a Surprisingly Large Role in Post-Disaster Distress

Traditionally, researchers have focused on race, class, and gender to explain mental anguish. A new study suggests they've ignored an key factor.

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Can a 'Moneyball' Approach Turn Around New Orleans Schools?

Scores are rising as teachers track data and look for patterns to improve classroom learning.

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Forget Hollywood. Filmmakers Are Flocking to New Orleans

How Louisiana became the third most productive state in the film industry.

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New Orleans Has a Soup That Supposedly Cures Hangovers

Research shows the bastardized Chinese dish "yakamein" has all the nutrients you need to overcome a night of hard drinking.

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Mitch Landrieu on New Orleans's 'Economic Miracle'

The mayor on why his city is now a magnet for traditional businesses and startups alike.

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New Orleans: America's Next Great Innovation Hub?

New Orleans was once a great city to get away from business. How it became a great place to start one.

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Daylight Saving and Crime: 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.

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The Real Forces That Keep Low-Income Kids Out of College

The labyrinth surrounding scholarships and admissions doesn't account for the messy realities of poor families' lives.

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Who Is Worse for New Orleans, Mardi Gras Revelers or Super Bowl Fans?

Let's settle this age-old question right here and now.

Which Small Businesses Get a Bump From the Super Bowl?

Heat maps from Square highlight how concentrated the benefits from the big game really are.

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Sometimes Stuff Just Breaks

Would people be reacting the same way to the Super Bowl power outage if it had happened in any other city?

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Lost Frontiers and Foolish Funding: 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.

Philip Gould

What Super Bowl Fans Can Expect From the Revamped Superdome

$185 million in renovations buys you a pretty snazzy facility.

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The Best Open Data Releases of 2012

Our annual look at the extensive information now available from city governments, and the tools people are building with it.

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

Monday brings an awkward mix of grief and preparation.

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New Identity of the Day: The New Orleans Hornets Become the Pelicans

Let's go Pels!

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To Get America Growing Again, We Have to Look to Our Most Productive Metro Areas

The United States is not just as a single national economy but a collection of city and metro economies, and they're growing at starkly different rates.

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How One Homeless Teenage Mother Broke the Cycle of Poverty

For a young single parent with no place to live, it can be nearly impossible to get off the streets, let alone go to college. Here's how one woman did both.