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How Smog Is Putting a Damper on Chinese New Year

The festivities will be a bit quieter this year as cities put restrictions on the long-held tradition of setting off fireworks.

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The Art of the Crowd

A new exhibition explores how the masses of 20th-century America pushed artists in new directions.

AP/Ric Feld

More Research Shows Voter ID Laws Hurt Minorities

Black and Latino voters are “increasingly losing their place in the democratic process.”

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Look Out, London: India Is Building Its Own Big Ben

The world’s tallest free-standing clock tower will go up in the southern Indian city of Mysore.

Mayor Eric Garcetti

L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti 'Slow Jams' a Freeway Closure, and It's Pretty Great

“The 101 Freeway east of downtown will take a break for 40 hours of R&R ... and R&B.”

AP Photo/Charlie Riede

The Host City Always Loses the Super Bowl

Historically the event has hurt local taxpayers and the poor, and Super Bowl 50 in San Francisco is shaping up to be no different.

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Obama Wants to Tax Oil Companies to Pay for Clean Transit

The proposed $10 per barrel fee would fund a massive overhaul of the country’s transportation system.

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Can Removing Centerlines Make Roads Safer?

When it comes to road markings, some experts say less is more.

Recycle by City

This Online Guide Will Teach You How to Recycle, Once and for All

No, it’s not just you—it really is very confusing.

My 5 Favorite Maps: Stamen Design's Eric Rodenbeck

Conversations with mapmakers on the works that most inspire them.

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Why Gated Communities Are Still Booming in Buenos Aires

Pricey downtown real estate and safety concerns are among the factors.

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London's Mayor: Huge Tunnels Will Solve Our Congestion Problem

The city ponders its own version of the Big Dig.

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Some Bike Infrastructure Is Worse Than None at All

It’s time to put the sharrow to rest.

Marko Plahuta

Mapping Manhattan's Parking Tickets by Type of Car

Who knew Fords got ticketed so much in New York?

Anastasia Savinova

Capturing the Spirit of a Place Through Collage

Anastasia Savinova’s surreal composite structures piece together the essential fragments of a city.

AP Photo/Jeff Roberson

Trading Activism for City Hall: A Short History

Baltimore's DeRay Mckesson joins a long line of African-American organizers wanting to become mayors.

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Mapping Countries By Connecting Postal Codes

The U.S. “Scribble Map” links every ZIP code in ascending order.

AP Photo/Molly Riley

How Democracy Died in Flint

A congressional hearing on Wednesday revealed the toxic timeline of the city’s water crisis—and how democracy might be repaired.