Opera is surprisingly popular in Belarus, thanks to the country's socialist regime.
Moscow is reportedly putting diplomatic pressure on French President Francois Hollande to allow an orthodox cathedral near the Seine.
Our weekly roundup of the most intriguing articles about cities and urbanism we've come across in the past seven days.
We thought they were fleeing poor training or poor salaries, but it looks like principals are the the problem.
The skies have been absolutely insane this week.
Also, Portland's City Council rushes to remove agitators, and Uganda's biggest city decides to get rid of single-family houses.
There are some significant but realistic planning ideas making the rounds, with acute sensitivity to the islands’ special culture.
How politics are inseparable from density, and what this means for Republicans.
Also, the Portland Loo is voted best public bathroom in Canada, and Japan deploys a toilet soccer goalie.
Last week's results are very encouraging — but they're actually in line with recent success rates.
The Dutch have a way of deciding what is worth saving with a dike or sea wall, and what is not. Should we follow their example?
If you live in a city, you're much less likely today to know a vet (or to know about his or her problems).
On Tuesday, voters in those states legalized marijuana for recreational use. But the administration could make implementation very difficult.
The Islanders asked Long Island for a more urban stadium. Voters refused, and the rest is history.
Also, a California city outlaws never-ending going-out-of-business signs and a Tucson hotel welcomes back Rod Stewart.
Here's the logic: Sandy threw the ocean at the land, and because of global warming, there were about eight inches more ocean to throw.
Officials may close as many as 100 public schools in Chicago this year. But the politics of right-sizing are never easy.
A cities-focused look at the outcome of key state and local ballot initiatives.
Revelry and misery at bars, watch parties and rallies across the country.