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Its Streetcar Stalled, Kansas City Mulls the Best Way Forward

Many cities face a similar challenge finding the money to expand a starter line.

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So Long, Shaker Pint: The Rise and Fall of America's Awful Beer Glass

How the entire U.S. came to drink out of a vessel never meant for human lips.

Library of Congress

Romanticizing Rail Is No Way to Save Amtrak

The #AmtrakResidency program bolsters the notion that train travel is a ponderous luxury, not a useful public good.

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Not Married? The Odds That You Never Will Be Are Higher Than Ever

A rising share of Americans have never married. Here's who they are and why they won't tie the knot.

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One Texas County Is Responsible for the Most Executions in the Country

Ten counties are responsible for more than a quarter of all U.S. executions, but one far surpasses all others.

Eduardo Munoz/Reuters

Making It Safe to Walk Where Traffic Is Deadly

Santo Domingo has the worst rate of traffic fatalities in the world, but Maribel Villalona is remaking the capital for pedestrians.

Reuters/Shannon Stapleton

Keep Cadillac in Detroit

Why leaving the Motor City for Manhattan is a big mistake for the automaker.

Peter Funch, Yale University Press

A Must-Have 'Atlas' for Street-Photography Lovers

Take a break from your Instagram feed and browse through the hundreds of carefully curated photographs in this new book.

Bordalo II

One Man's Trash Is Another's Freaky Garbage Monster

Behold the immense, shambling Franken-animals of Lisbon artist Bordalo II.

35 Years of Shrinking Arctic Ice, All in One Graphic

The fingerprint of climate change is as visible here as the big letters on an eye chart.

Omer Shapira/Surya Mattu

This Horrible Speaker Plays Nothing Except U2

It's like the new iTunes, yet somehow worse.

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Lyft Is Hiring a Lot of Deaf Drivers

There's even an app that helps the hearing impaired converse with passengers who can't sign.

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You Can Help Identify Chicago's Wild Animals

Name that critter—from the comfort of your couch.

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Find Macho Dudes Hot? That Might Be Because You Live In a Market Economy

People in small-scale societies don't have the same preferences for sex-specific traits that those in urbanized environments do.

Mike Blake/Reuters

The Housing Bubble Also Left Our Neighborhoods More Segregated

The credit supply shock led white households in the U.S. to leave mixed neighborhoods at a faster rate than black households could move into them.

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Working Out Is Healthy, But It May Lead You to Drink More Than You Should

That super-fit dude you see going to the gym every morning probably consumes more alcohol than you, according to new research.

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A Guide to Legal Loitering

The law protects your right to loiter, but the line between "hanging out" and "committing a crime" is blurry.

The Atlantic

What Is a City?

A pair of physicists tackle a seemingly simple, incredibly complicated question.

Ayuntamiento de Madrid

Central Madrid Rolls Out a Tough-Love Plan to Limit Cars

Spain's capital city aims to unclog its highly trafficked center by putting the hurt on drivers' wallets.