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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.

Customizing the Crosswalk Experience

What if an intersection could tell when you were coming, and adapted to your needs?

A Legendary Las Vegas Casino Will Get a Dynamite Send-Off

The iconic Riviera will close its doors Monday and prepare for implosion as the Strip gets reinvented for a new generation.

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?

A 3-Part Plan to Rebuild New York's Old Penn Station

It would rectify "one of the greatest civic blunders ever committed."

Eat Your Way Through NYC's Neighborhoods

Food critic Robert Sietsema's new book New York in a Dozen Dishes chronicles the city's diverse classics, from pho to masala dosa. (And, ok, pizza.)

The Nepal Earthquake Was So Powerful It Shook the U.S.

Seismic sensors picked up the massive quake from across the world.

Swipe to See the 'Before' and 'After' of the Nepal Earthquake

A satellite image-based map shows how drastically Kathmandu city changed.

A Dead Sperm Whale in the Bay Area Gets Burned and Graffitied

The world's biggest toothed predator receives an ignoble send-off.

Baltimore's Weekend in Protests

Scenes from Saturday's march and rally against police brutality.

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.

Grading Baltimore's Mayor on Her Own Advice for Police

Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and other mayors put together a January set of guidelines for cities on improving police-community relations. She's followed few of them herself.

The Future of Art Has a Propeller

Drone graffiti, drone photography, drone Instagram, and more.

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.

This May Day, Restaurant Workers Have Reasons to Celebrate

There's still a long way to go, but a nationwide movement for better pay is making progress.

Mapping Where Americans Google the N-Word

There's a disturbing connection with black mortality.

Baltimore's Police Union Chief Calls for a Special Prosecutor in Gray Case

In an open letter, Gene S. Ryan cites concerns over "conflicts of interest" with Baltimore City State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby. But Mosby comes from a long line of police.

The Inequality of India's Queer Spaces

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

An Interview With Wanksy, Penis Doodler and Pothole Avenger

How an English construction worker is fighting for better road infrastructure by scribbling on the streets like a third-grader.