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The Story of the Battle of Gettysburg, Told Through Maps

Though limited, these sketches help explain what happened, and why.

How Facebook Single-Handedly Made Silicon Valley Richer Than Manhattan

The average weekly wage in San Mateo County increased 107.3 percent, thanks to a little IPO that happened in May 2012.

The Year in Hot Dog Innovation

Let it never be said that our nation stood still while others carried forth the banner of progress.

The Coffeehouse That Political Consulting Built

Steve Hildebrand knew field operations better than anyone in politics. Now he serves espresso and panini to the people of Sioux Falls.

How Sunshine Shapes Cities' Population Growth, in One Chart

The grand conclusion? Americans love warm weather.

Hanging Out in Your Garage Is Not a Crime, Except When it Is

A strange story from Dearborn, Michigan.

Nearly Half of All American AIDS Cases Are Found in Just 12 Metropolitan Areas

The HIV scourge continues to disproportionately affect poor urban areas.

Henning Larsen's Greatest Building Was Also His Greatest Failure

The architect, who died last month, spent the last years of his career carefully disowning the Copenhagen Opera House.

Can a Couple of Tables Make Bangalore's 'Rapist Lane' Safe Again?

Inside one of the country's most fascinating social experiments.

In D.C., Medical Marijuana Is All About Location, Location, Location

How a single neighborhood is shaping up to become the city's pot growing district.

Anti-Social Tool of the Day: A Map for People Who Hate People

Presuming your friends use Foursquare, of course.

The Secret Life of American Trains

Some Vernacular Railroad Photographs features over 200 shots of railways and trains, unearthed by the book's authors.

Line Up Now for Your .NYC Domain Names

Prepare for the (online) land grab.

Allow This 1960s Folk Sextet to Sell You on the Virtues of the ZIP Code

The mailing system was born 50 years ago this week. Here's how the Post Office sold it to the country.

The Evolution of an Abandoned Church: From Artistic Commune to Luxury Condos

In Brussels, a hub of alternative housing and arts is being cleared out.

A Heat Map Dining Guide to Hoagies, Hipsters and Bacon

Thanks to Yelp reviews.

The Ridiculous, Revolting, Red-Hot Southwestern Heat Wave

When Las Vegas sets a new all-time high temperature record, something unpleasant is happening with the weather.

How the Sharing Economy Can Save Summer Vacation

A nation of freelancers can't afford their own summer homes. But a return to co-vacationing means they won't have to.

Is Sioux Falls, South Dakota, the Next Boom Town?

Mayor Mike Huether wants you to know that North Dakota isn't the only state boasting low unemployment and a growing population.