Politics

Southwest Airlines Hasn't Decided Whether or Not to Oppose Texas High-Speed Rail

The carrier has fought against a bullet train in the state before.

Videos

African Cities Are Discovering Themselves

The upcoming film Afripedia showcases the strengths and chaos of an urbanizing Africa.

Who Can Drink the Great Lakes' Water?

A Wisconsin city's request could redefine who has access to the fresh water supply.

The Protests in Tel Aviv and Baltimore Are Not the Same

Violence disrupted an anti-racism demonstration in Tel Aviv this weekend. But comparisons to Baltimore miss the mark.

Are Canadian Tourists Bad Tippers?

In Buffalo, service workers say "yes!"

Photos

After Violent May Day Protests, Milan's Expo 2015 Opens

"Four little hooligans with silver spoons in their mouths will not succeed in ruining the Expo," says Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi.

How Legalizing Squatting Became a Winning Issue in the Barcelona Mayor's Race

Mayoral candidate Ada Colau thinks squatters shouldn't be evicted from unused buildings. Some polls show she's in the lead.

Where the Minimum-Wage Fight Is Being Won

Cities and states have shot far past Congress in raising the minimum wage. Will the feds ever catch up?

The Hardest-Working Bike in Washington, D.C.: Best #Cityreads of the Week

A roundup of the best stories on cities and urbanism we've come across in the past seven days.

LAPD's Police Reforms and the Legacy of Rodney King

The department's reforms in the decades following the 1992 Los Angeles riots could provide direction for other police forces.

The Inequality of India's Queer Spaces

"Space is power, right? We don't have a lot of it."

Photos

Protesters In Milan Really Don't Want the World Expo

On Thursday, members of the "No Expo" movement took to the streets. Tens of thousands more are expected to march against the event Friday.

Maps

After Nearly a Century, Redlining Still Divides Baltimore

A powerful new map of the city shows how its current poverty rates match up to racist mortgage policies of the past.

New Docu-Series Paints a Complicated Picture of Life in a Fracking Town

'BOOMTOWNERS' examines how American communities weather rapid transformation in the thick of an oil boom.

In Front of Zero Fans, the Baltimore Orioles Win

In a baseball first, no one was allowed to attend Wednesday's afternoon game in the city, rescheduled during a week of civil unrest.

Photos

Hey, London Developers: Up Yours!

An artist's collection of "postcards" offers a grim and hilarious view of the hyper-developing city.

Baltimore's Day Off

The city's schools may have been closed, but Tuesday was still full of learning opportunities.

Photos

Baltimore Picks Itself Up After a Long, Violent Night

After hours of rioting around the city, the clean-up begins.

America Is Ready for Gay Marriage

As the Supreme Court hears arguments toward a landmark ruling on same-sex marriages, public opinion has already turned largely in favor of gay unions.