In 2012, just 10 counties - out of 3,000 - were responsible for 30 percent of contributions made by individuals to national candidates.
Cold weather brought brutal levels of air pollution to the country's north.
This exemplifies how humans are distorting the ecosystem.
A new exhibit explores how the mid-20th century fundamentally changed the face of Los Angeles.
Despite its massive population, China's list of common last names is very small. Here's where people with these names are.
A new study challenges what criminologists call the "special sensitivity hypothesis" of white collar offenders.
The irritating sounds of Manhattan's Jazz Age included yelping newsboys, river dredgers, a marching band of orphans, and a fog siren.
Fresh data for the debate on social capital in the digital era.
Czech artist David Cerny erected this massive one-fingered salute in front of his country's presidential palace.
Austin, St. Louis ... the Great Wall of China?
The church where the band played their first show is hardly standing, but renovation costs are steep.
Washington state moves to reform its medical marijuana system.
Which may help explain how they feel about demographic change.
What happens when skyrocketing rents meet stagnating wages among low-income workers? U.S. cities are finding out.
A dollar ain't what it used to be.
Since the mayor took office, high-school graduation rates are up. There are more quality schools. Money is distributed more equitably.
"We are losing lovely buildings, district cultural centers, and probably the perception of cinema as art."
A lack of wind, corn burning for the harvest, and the onset of central heat fouled up Harbin's air so much that schools and offices had to close.
A startling chart of the booms and busts of office space.