25 people were shot in just 48 hours last weekend, bringing the yearly figure to 440 shootings — with six more fatalities.
Our weekly roundup of the most intriguing articles about cities and urbanism we've come across in the past seven days.
The battle over Gezi Park has become a symbol of opposition to the city's massive urban upheaval.
Comparisons to car accidents or prescription drug overdoses offer little insight.
Officials are putting up sham businesses to try to prove austerity works.
But all is well, according to the embattled mayor.
The mayor allegedly told staffers he knew where the video was stashed, citing the home of the men who may have killed to get their hands on the tape.
Right now, 15 minutes might be the best we can do. But with the right tools, we could completely overhaul in the way we forecast tornadoes.
As with actual siblings, there's no one way to define the relationship.
Yep. Despite the ongoing crack saga, there's little Toronto can do to remove its embattled mayor from office.
A group of local tribes halted construction on the Belo Monte Dam for the second time this month.
Not quite the same thing as "I've never smoked crack," is it?
The government pours billions into fighting fires but skimps on cheap, proven methods for stopping megafires before they start.
It's been a bruising and emotional year for Chicago's Board of Education and opponents alike. But the hardest part is still to come.
Plus a brief history of Rob Ford impersonators.
That's about a quarter the size of Oklahoma's state budget.
At any given time, 30 percent of Americans report "not feeling close to people."
Many of the highest percentages of gay couples raising children are found in states that ban gay marriage.