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China Remix

African Hip-Hop Is Bridging Culture Gaps in China

China Remix looks at African immigrant communities in China's "Chocolate City," celebrating the power of rap music to bring communities together.

Svigals+Partners

Can a Beehive-Inspired Overpass Unite a City?

New Britain, Connecticut, is split by a highway overpass—which is also the city's main street. Will a high-design walkway bridge deep divisions?

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Are Mobile Crime Alerts Making You Racist?

Citizens want details on crime in their neighborhoods, and law enforcement agencies are giving it to them. But there is such a thing as too much information.

MIT Media Lab

What Your Nearest Transit Station Says About Your Income

New visualizations map household income by rail stops in Chicago, Portland, Atlanta and D.C.

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This Map Shows Why Midwest Agriculture Is Screwed

A look at which states' farmers could benefit from climate change—and which ones will lose big time.

AP Photo/Elaine Thompson

Seattle Tries Shaming Its Citizens Into Participating in Composting

The city's "scarlet letter" system joins a long line of policies designed to embarrass. But do they work?

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Rural America's Silent Housing Crisis

Accounting for only 20 percent of the population, residents of more isolated areas struggle to find a safe, affordable place to live—and to make anyone else care.

Brand Killer

'Brand Killer' Glasses Are Ad Blockers For Your Eyes

They blur out commercial logos like explicit material on the TV.

Vermibus

Berlin's Hacked Billboards Look Like Creepy, Hellish Ghosts

These tortured, melting faces appear to have escaped from someone's nightmare.

This Ridiculously Fun Data Wheel Matches Names with Their Most Common Occupations

Jason is a "firefighter," Hanna a "journalist," Casey a "plumber," and on down the line.

MARTA

The Remarkable Turnaround of Atlanta Public Transit

MARTA CEO Keith Parker on the agency's hopeful future.

It's Time to Bring Back the Old Super Bowl City Logos

For decades, the NFL favored designs celebrating the game's host cities over the boring logos we're stuck with today.

AP Photo/Seth Wenig

Why the Snow Forecast for New York City Was So Bad

"If you asked me to concoct a situation with high potential for a busted forecast, I’d concoct the one we had yesterday."

Library of Congress

Chicago, the Last Great Capital of Cartography

As America grew in the late 19th century, so did mapmaking—and Chicago was at the heart of it.

Roy Colmer/NYPL

Exploring the Doorways of 1970s New York

The New York Public Library's new interactive tool makes it easier than ever to peruse Roy Colmer's unique photo project.

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The Sorry State of 'Good Samaritan' Laws

Whether you can safely help a stranger during a crisis largely depends on where you live.

AP / Steven Senne

New England Could Get Yet Another Snowstorm This Week

An impressive-looking system might dump even more snow Thursday into Friday.

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The Striking Decline in African-American Household Mobility

Over the course of the last century, black Americans went from being one of the groups most likely to move to one of the least.

NOAA/NASA

National Weather Service on the Nor'Easter: 'IT'S BOMBOGENESIS BABY!'

"THIS STORM IS GETTING BEEFY/INTENSIFYING," says our nation's meteorology agency.