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The Geography of James Bond

Who's been to more cities, you or 007?


The Geography of Bars and Restaurants

America's best cities for eating and drinking, according to Trulia.


Sorry, Steve McQueen: This is the Craziest Drive Through San Francisco Ever

A stunt driver takes a high-speed and action-packed tour of the city.

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The Geography of Team USA

Where America's Olympians were born and where they currently live reveals interesting clusters.


This Week in Bans: San Francisco Bites Apple for Recycling

Also, medical-marijuana dispensaries are outlawed in L.A., chained-up pooches in Virginia.

8 Truly Embarrassing City Souvenirs

From a Lady Liberty comb to 'I Heart London' nail clippers.


The U.S. Airports Most Likely To Influence the Spread of Global Disease

The worst culprits aren't necessarily the ones you'd expect.


George Lucas's Lesson to NIMBYs: Careful What You Wish For

The filmmaker lost a long-running zoning battle with his California neighbors. Now they may get something they want even less than a movie studio in their back yard: low-income housing.

Darin Jensen

San Francisco's Mission District in 22 Maps

An atlas created by students at UC Berkeley shows just how many layers one neighborhood can have.


The Psychology Behind Why Creative People Cluster

Research reveals why highly creative people who are open to new experience find themselves drawn to certain places.


The Future of U.S. Redevelopment Financing: China?

China is considering investing in major projects in San Francisco. Could this be the way forward for cash-strapped cities?


San Francisco to L.A. in 30 Minutes? Sure, on the Hyperloop

Elon Musk imagines a cheap, faster-than-a-plane, weather-immune, crash-impervious people-mover.


Large U.S. Cities and Tolerance

How America's biggest metro areas stack up.

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The Longest BART Ride Ever

One man's trip across the entire system from end to end to end in one shot.


An Experiment Worth Watching: All-Door Bus Boarding in San Francisco

Allowing bus riders to board in the rear as well as the front is common outside the U.S., but few American transit agencies have been willing to try it.


When the Bad Guys Ride Bikes

A spate of injuries and deaths have forced cities to reassess how pedestrians and cyclists interact.

How Your City May Have Affected Your Raise

Wage growth varies considerably by metropolitan area, according to numbers from the most recent quarter.

California High-Speed Rail Authority

Of Course People Will Ride California HSR

What they may stop riding are commercial airlines, research suggests.


San Francisco Hopes to Curb Panhandling With Puppies

A potentially novel solution to two tough problems.