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Mayor Mitch Landrieu Imagines the Future of New Orleans

The mayor discusses the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead.

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The 8 Worst Things About Summer in American Cities

Commence fainting... now.

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9 Utterly Bizarre Museums

Voodoo, skulls, tattooed skin and more oddities from cities around the world.

Was Hurricane Katrina Good for New Orleans's Schools?

Mayor Mitch Landrieu makes the case.

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Travel Advice of the Day: Head to Las Vegas, or Hanoi

Trip Advisor ranks the cheapest and most expensive vacation cities for Americans this summer.

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In New Orleans, High Hopes for the Perfect NBA Team Name

The new owner of the Hornets wants to change the team's name. But in a city obsessed with its own authenticity, finding the right one will be no easy task.

Why It's So Hard to Be a Food Truck in New Orleans

Tough permit rules, location regulations, and rigorous inspections make the city so known for its food one of the least hospitable to food trucks in the country.

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The End of the Domed Stadium

Once seen as a civic gem, demand for a permanently enclosed stadium has dwindled.

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Infrastructure, Tourism and Taxes: The Proposed New Orleans 'Hospitality Zone'

New Orleans wants to tax its tourist areas, but can't agree on how.

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New Orleans' Bustling Monthlong Party

The city's spring festivals are booming.

Andrew Curtis

The Post-Storm Chaser

Using a car-top video camera, USC researcher Andrew Curtis tracks disaster recovery over time.

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What Cities Looking to Shrink Can Learn From New Orleans

Those who choose to stay in derelict, empty neighborhoods can often pinpoint a place's particular value.

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The Elusiveness of Police Accountability

If Trayvon Martin had been shot by an officer, his killing wouldn't have sparked a national outcry. Why it's so hard to hold officers accountable for excessive force.

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Mapping How the Seas Will Eat Coastal U.S. Cities

Miami, Boston, New Orleans, Washington, D.C., and other places that could have entire neighborhoods underwater by 2050.

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The U.S. Metro Areas That Attract the Most Seniors

America is aging quickly, but some cities are welcoming more seniors than others.

Postcard From New Orleans

Investigators foil a murder-for-hire and other news.

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How Cities Can Build a Cultural Identity

What cities can learn from New Orleans' music scene.

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The Last Katrina Trailer Finally Leaves New Orleans

It's about time.

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Not Every City Can Be the 'Most Bicycle-Friendly'

A few ideas for less competitive but still worthwhile city superlatives.