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Yes, This Ad Is Offensive. But Free Speech Rides Public Transit, Too

Sometimes embracing free speech means sharing the subway with an ad that churns your stomach.

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Map of the Day: Where Water Bills Have Tripled

The cost of water has risen much more in some places than in others.

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A Cross-Country Crusade Against Pointless Bike Deaths

The creators of "Spoke" will ride from San Francisco to Orlando exploring the hazards of riding in the United States.

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How Technology Is Fueling Urban Inequality

Start-ups and entrepreneurs promise a bright future. But is it a future that crowds out the poor and disadvantaged?

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How California Legislated Its Way to Smarter Growth

A landmark 2008 land use law has led to more sustainable communities.

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Should Millennials Feel Guilty for Leaving Their Small Towns Behind?

Growing up, I couldn't wait to flee central Indiana. Now I just feel lucky, and terrible.

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Where High-Growth Company Founders Start Out and Where They End Up

The flow of entrepreneurial talent and which metros are "producing," "exporting," "importing," and "consuming" it.

Mark Cavagnero Associates

Designs for America's First Standalone Jazz Hall

Architects created a San Francisco performance space that feels more like a community room.

The Tragic Geography of Disconnected Youth

One in seven young Americans are neither working nor going to school.

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What to Consider in Deciding Whether to Rent or Buy

Updated data from metros across the United States.

Courtesy of Lit Motors

The Future of Cities According to TechCrunch Disrupt

Three of the finalists in this week's startup contest offer city-themed innovations.

Watch Your Camera Around San Francisco's Thieving Seagulls

Guarding your belongings is hard to do when the thief is one foot tall and can fly.

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How Much Do Yelp Reviews Matter?

Small differences in ratings can really help (or hurt) restaurants.

Danny MacAskill vs. San Francisco

Video of the Day: Danny MacAskill vs. San Francisco

The Scottish trickster takes his bike crazy moves to the Bay.

Shawn Clover

San Francisco's 1906 Earthquake Sneaks Into Present-Day Photos

Then and now, all in one image.

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America's Best Places for a Raise

Where you live can determine how much more you'll be making next year.

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Mapmaker, Artist, or Programmer?

Self-described "map geek" Eric Fischer uses urban data to make some of the web's most intriguing spatial images.

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The Case for Eliminating Disabled Parking Placards

They invite fraud, drain city revenue, and often fail to help those who need it most — new research proposes an alternative.

Courtesy of Nick Foster

Accidental Curb Art of the Day: Mosquito Abatement Paint Dots

One S.F. designer sees beauty in the markings left behind on his city's storm drains.