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Death on the New York Subway

61-year-old Wai Kuen Kwok died Sunday after being shoved in front of an oncoming train. The city has no plans to invest in protective barriers.

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What It Takes to Become a Taxi Driver in London: Best #Cityreads of the Week

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

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The Indigenous Art Behind the Seahawks' Helmet

A 19th-century "transformation mask" from Vancouver Island, British Columbia, inspired the team's logo. A new exhibit explores the history and significance of the piece.

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Uncovering a Lost Design Legacy in a City Starved For Art

Modesto, California, was once ranked the nation's least livable city. That spurred one man to uncover its forgotten contributions to 20th-century architectural history.

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Inside the Dutch Village Where Everyone Has Dementia

The town of Hogeway, outside Amsterdam, is a Truman Show-style nursing home.

Anna Valmero

How One Manila Company Is Helping Female Entrepreneurs Modernize a Traditional Business

Sari-sari stores are ubiquitous in Philippine cities, and nearly all of them are owned by women—who are now bringing their businesses into the future.

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Why Gas-Station Restaurants Are Great for Suburbs

A new crop of restaurants in gas stations, like Seoul Food D.C., will help suburbs grow into more authentic urban places.

Alana Semuels

The Unfinished Suburbs of America

Thousands of acres across the country were partially developed during the housing boom. What should happen to them now?

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The 10 Biggest Factors Changing Millennial Driving Habits

A chart-filled data dive on one of mobility's most important trends.

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Damien Hirst Plays With Scalpels in His New Cityscape Works

The infamous English artist collages blades, pins, and needles to render aerial images of cities around the world.

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This Dutch City Built a Glowing 'Van Gogh' Bike Path for Psychedelic Cyclists

The luminescent path is modeled after the painter's "The Starry Night."

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March of the Non-White Babies

Demographer William Frey explains how minorities are poised to re-map America.

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Arts Advocates Are Mad That a German Casino Sold Its Warhols

A state-owned gaming facility in Aachen got rid of its two paintings by the Pop Art icon to partly fund a new casino. Could this set a dangerous precedent for publicly owned art?

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Brooklyn-Inspired Scarves, Processed in Code

Why settle for regular stripes when you can sport a pattern made from video footage of Fort Greene or Red Hook?

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Meet the Few African-American Owners in D.C.'s Bar Boom

The revamped H Street corridor in Northeast D.C. has become a profitable place for African Americans to open bars. But they face more hurdles to getting a business running than the area's mostly white newcomers.

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Why 'Six Degrees of Separation' Breaks Down Inside Cities

Inspired by Milgram's famous experiment, an analysis of Twitter networks and geography reveals how personal connections get lost at the city level.

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Expect 50 Percent More Lightning in a Warmer World

You're going to want to start staying away from lone trees and flag poles as climate change continues.

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The Founders of Hong Kong's Occupy Central Consider Surrender

After seven weeks of protest, the rest of the Umbrella Movement is divided on what to do next.

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Legal-Weed Laws Won't Protect You on Campus

Now that more than a dozen cities and states have decriminalized marijuana, colleges are having a tough time figuring out where they stand on the issue.