Seattle

Marlin Peterson

Colossal Arachnids Menace the Space Needle

Artist Marlin Peterson improved the Seattle Center with frighteningly realistic (and large) daddy longlegs.

WBEZ/Chicago Crime Commission

Is It Harmful to Release Gang Maps?

Probably not, but as a recent case in Chicago shows, it might not be too helpful either.

A-P Hurd

That Parking Spot In Front of Your House Doesn't Belong to You

And honestly, the city could make much better use of the space.

The Seattle Band Map Keeps Getting More Complicated

A crazy chart of the interconnectedness of Seattle musical acts since the 1960s is still being updated.

American Freedom Defense Initiative

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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The Future of Air Travel Is, Fittingly, a Bit Delayed

A Congressional hearing finds progress on the NextGen system lagging but generally on track.

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The Case for Keeping Seattle's Streets Messy

Let's stop talking about how to "fix the grid" and recognize what we have.

The Tragic Geography of Disconnected Youth

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

Flickr/Paul Lowry

Throwing It All Away: NYC Subway Trashes More Trash Cans

Transit officials say a pilot program has helped reduce garbage inside stations, but results elsewhere have been mixed.

Zara Matheson/MPI

America's Best Places for a Raise

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

Courtesy of Joe Schmelzer

A Small-Space Design Bible

Author Kyle Schuneman talks interior design on the tiniest of budgets in his latest, The First Apartment Book: Cool Design for Small Spaces.

Reuters

Is a VMT Tax a Good Idea?

San Francisco is the latest city to consider a vehicle-miles traveled fee system.

Stefan Wermuth / Reuters

Where Your Sofa Is High-Demand Real Estate

New York City and San Francisco are the most "requested" destinations on CouchSurfing.org.

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Vigilante Justice of the Day: Interstate Bike Thief Sting

Next time you think about stealing a bike, remember Jake Gillum.

Uber

Using Uber Ridership Data to Compare Cities and Neighborhoods

San Francisco's Financial District is more Manhattan-like than it is San Francisco-like, and other observations.

Reuters

The Startling Urban Dynamic in Pennsylvania's Voter ID Law

Philadelphia voters are in uncharted territory as the state fights over restrictive new ID legislation.

Teehan+Lax Labs

Nerd Alert: Turn Google Street View Maps into Animated ASCII

An ingenious little program makes your city look like The Matrix.

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The Geography of Bars and Restaurants

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

Robert Sorbo/Reuters

Economic Baseball Theory of the Day: Is the Ichiro Effect Real?

Can a team's star player affect a city's economic trajectory?