Oklahoma City

Please Let Tulsa Get This Tornado-Shaped Museum

The proposed structure would appear to revolve like a roaring, god's-honest twister.

The U.S. Cities Where the Fewest Commuters Get to Work By Car

And where bike commuting has been growing the fastest.

Hunting the Elusive Red Lightning Above Oklahoma City

Jason Ahrns searches at night for huge, mysterious eruptions of sparks that appear high over thunderstorms.

New Satellite-Eye Views of the Deadly Oklahoma Tornado

Even from space, the storm that dropped the Moore tornado looks chilling.

Moore, Oklahoma, Has an Uncanny History of Violent Tornadoes

Three major twisters have hit the city since 1999. Here's a look at how improbable that is.

The Pan-STARRS Comet Finally Pops Up in North America

People from Oklahoma City to New York will get to gawk at the fuming iceball at last, which could be bright enough to see with the naked eye.

'Drivelapse' of the Day: Route 66 in 3 Minutes

Brian DeFrees captures the big and small spots along the highway.

What to Consider in Deciding Whether to Rent or Buy

Updated data from metros across the United States.

This Week in Bans: The English and Their 'Extreme' Dog Dancing

Also, Oklahoma City outlaws Michigan sportswear and a face-kicking preacher is turned away from the U.K.

Do Basketball Arenas Spur Economic Development?

The latest research finds arenas are "not the cause of development so much as they are the effect."

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.

Inside the Weird World of Tracking Gangs on Social Media

With gang members openly posting about their plans to commit violent acts on Facebook and YouTube, police departments nationwide find increased challenges and unique advantages.

The NBA's Small-Market Disadvantage

Two teams from smaller metros are doing remarkably well in this year's playoffs. But big city franchises have typically dominated NBA titles.

A Brief History of the Parking Meter

How a newspaperman in Oklahoma City revolutionized downtown parking.

The Burgeoning Field of Security Perimeter Design

As bollards and Jersey barriers become ubiquitous, architects and designers look for ways to make them less hideous

Chart of the Day: Which Cities Have the Least Affordable Housing?

Hint: It's not New York

After a Weight Loss Challenge, Oklahoma City Seeks Walkability

Four years ago, Mayor Mick Cornett challenged residents to lose a collective 1 million pounds

The Death Row of Urban Highways

10 roads whose days cutting through cities are nearly numbered

Designing for Density Doesn't Have to Be Ugly, or Scary

San Francisco-based architect David Baker finds beauty in buildings that house lots of people