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An Ex-Cop's Guide to Not Getting Arrested

Extremely frank tips for avoiding a night in jail.

EA Games

SimCity's Turn Toward a Dark, Dystopic Vision of Our Urban Future

It's impossible to miss the socioeconomic and political commentary embedded within Cities of Tomorrow.

Aaron Cassara

The Best City for the Next Generation of Artists Just Might Be Jackson

"When someone moves here, everyone reaches out."


Boston's City Hall Wants New, Locally Sourced Hold Music

It's replacing boring elevator tunes with ... #BOStunes.


Where This Season's NBA Players Come From: L.A., New York and ... Saginaw, Michigan?

Big cities may produce the most players, but the smaller ones have much higher efficiency ratings. 


When Letting Someone Take a 30-Minute Subway Nap Is Not the Right Thing to Do

An image of a young man sleeping on a stranger's shoulder has been held up as an act of kindness. Here's why that's wrong.

More Billionaires Live in Beijing Than in Los Angeles

But that may change next year.


The Federal Government Wants In on Car-Sharing, Too

The GSA hopes it will save money. In the process, it could also help spread the idea much further.

Associated Press

A Look Back at Cleveland's Most Traumatizing Sports Memory

Before the LeBron debacle, there was Art Modell's press conference on November 6, 1995.


Where the Empty Houses Are

America's vacancy rates are still high, and an unusually large share of homes are being kept off the market.


Are Today's Cops Too Quick to Shoot?

When unarmed civilians are killed, questions arise over how law enforcement officers are trained to deploy deadly force.


A Shockingly High Number of Americans Experience Poverty

According to new research, almost 40 percent of adults experience impoverishment by age 60. But while poverty's reach is wide, it isn't necessarily deep.

Fletcher Foti

An Intriguingly Detailed Animation of How People Move Around a City

Watch the commuting patterns of New York, San Francisco and Los Angeles.

Aaron Cassara

The Passion of Young Cleveland

"I absolutely love Cleveland … and I want to make sure I’m doing my part to make it better."


The Climate Mapping Tool You've Been Waiting For

Meet the data treasure trove known as "NOAA View."


Google's New Chicago Home Isn't More Transit-Friendly, But It Is More Highway-Friendly

Yet it's being hailed as a victory for transit-oriented development.


Who's Afraid of a Liberal New York Mayor?

Bill de Blasio's sweeping victory doesn't mean the country's largest city wants to turn back time.

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An Amazing Drones-Eye View of the New York Public Library

See the famed building at new heights.

Rob Ford: Still Not Resigning

"I can't do anything else but apologize."