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Mapping Three Decades of Rising Income Inequality, State by State

U.S. income inequality increased 15 percent between 1979 and 2012, but the story varies across different parts of the country.

The Secret Lives of NYC Subway Musicians: Best #Cityreads of the Week

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

This Forgotten 1970s Collage Artist Now Seems Like He Saw the Future

Don ZanFanga was especially obsessed with the twin towers of the World Trade Center. 

Why Paris Is Importing Police Officers From China

A rash of crimes against East Asian tourists has forced the French capital to get creative. 

The Geography of the Anti-Agenda 21 Movement

A look at the legislation that's undermining sustainable planning across the U.S.

In Cairo, Widespread Sexual Harassment Is Also Making Traffic Congestion Worse

"Women who have the possibility to choose take taxis."

India's Public Urinators Now Risk the Blast of a Firehose

Don't be caught with your pants down by the "Pissing Tanker."

Kara Walker's Sendoff for the Old Domino Sugar Plant: A Giant Sphinx

The artist built a 75-foot-long humanimal inside the soon-to-be-demolished refinery.

U.S. Forest Fires Are Likely to Get Yet More Frequent and Nightmarish

Development and climate change are creating the perfect conditions for widely destructive infernos.

Visualizing London's Evolution From Roman Times to Today

An animation built with georeferenced records of the city's historic road network.

By 2011, Atlanta Had Demolished All of Its Public Housing Projects. Where Did All Those People Go?

A new documentary looks at what happened after the city tore down 14,000 units of public housing.

How an Influx of Space Travelers Could Transform One New Mexico Town

Whenever Sir Richard Branson's "spaceline" is finally ready for business (soon, he says), Truth or Consequences will be the first place to notice. 

Where New Yorkers Have the Most Bike Crashes

Thousands of painful wrecks suggest that certain streets could use better safety measures.

The Last Commuter Rail Bar Cars in the U.S. Are About to Go Off-Line

The few left on New York's Metro-North line will be taken out of service this week. 

A Photographer Walks Through Tulsa

Mike Simons of the Tulsa World is traveling on foot in the parts of his city that most people drive through as fast as they can.

The Rise of Bicycling in Smaller and Midsize U.S. Cities

In part, it's because the roads are less stressful for riders. 

Crowdsourcing Crime Reporting in the World's Murder Capitals

On the problem-solving power of cell phones in Central America.

A Taste of Different School Lunches Around the World

From empanadas to ratatouille.

Big in Oslo: A Reality Show About Celebrities Planning Their Funerals

Norwegian television has come up with yet another radical concept.