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Where Does the Creative Class Move?

D.C., Boston, San Francisco, Seattle, New York, Houston, and Dallas draw those with "symbolic knowledge."

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The Life and Death of the Great American Halloween Pop-Up Store

What can the vicissitudes of a very nichey (and spooky) industry teach us about the economic recovery?

"London: The Information Capital"

Visualizing the New London Through Beautiful Data-Powered Graphics

The new book London: The Information Capital, brings data on the city's economics, housing, and tourism to life through stunning graphic visualizations.

Fawn Johnson

On Baltimore's High-Crime Streets, Ex-Cons Work to Stop Violence

One nonprofit sees neighborhood insiders as the best "violence interrupters."

Lauren Schneider

For Inmates in Texas Prisons, Extreme Heat Is Its Own Death Sentence

Fourteen prisoners have died from heat-related causes since 2007. Is anything being done about it?

Reuters/Alessia Pierdomenico

London Is Showing How Cities Should Treat Dirty Cars in the 21st Century

The city wants to charge the most polluting cars £12.50 to enter the city center, on top of an existing fee.

Reuters/Keith Bedford

Who Are Better People, Democrats or Republicans?

Just in time for Election Day, a new analysis shows that we all even out in the end.

There's Finally a Typeface Modeled on Public Urine Stains

"The Art of Peeing" is perfect for sending correspondence to somebody you don't like.

MapStory

One Mapping Service to Rule Them All

MapStory can give users the tools to map the growth of every municipality in the world.

AP

A Look Back at Expo 67

On the anniversary of its closing day, take a video tour of Montreal's six months as the center of the world.

@Iceland617

Every Day Is Halloween in This Japanese Apartment Complex

Though the holiday is relatively new to the country, someone there clearly has a Tim Burton obsession.

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Why Is 'Ping' a Thing?

Does the word come from sonar? Is it a "backronym"? Internet jargon? Yes, yes, and yes.

Feinberg et al.

New Frog Species Lurks in the Shadow of the Statue of Liberty

Researchers are issuing a "call to arms" to frog enthusiasts to find this critter in their cities, too.

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How Memphis Became a Great Bicycle City

Bikes brought the metro fast economic growth and mobility—with challenges on the side.

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New York's Citi Bike Announces Major Changes

Prices will go up for the hugely popular bike-share service, but infrastructure will see a big overhaul in return.

Aaron Coury

He's Not Bitter (Much)

With The Bitter Southerner, editor Chuck Reece and his creative team explore the contradictions of the modern South.

Steven Jackson

The Discipline and Deviance of Maine's Underground Street Art

"Graffiti's a trade. It's like being a plumber or carpenter."

Wikimedia Commons

Why Middle-Class Americans Can't Afford to Live in Liberal Cities

Blue America has a problem: Even after adjusting for income, left-leaning metros tend to have worse income inequality and less affordable housing.

Nextdoor

App Your Way to the Best Halloween Candy in Your City

The "Treat Map" can be used as a high-tech tool for treat hoarding.