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How the Suburbs Could Drive a Compromise on Gun Control

An intriguing theory about the geography of the "middle ground" on guns.

Could Paris End Up With a Metro Station Named After Serge Gainsbourg?

The system's expansion means plenty of jockeying to name the city's newest points of reference.

Look How Many States Still Allow Housing Discrimination Against Gays

Also: unmarried couples and poor families.

The Sorry State of the New York-New Jersey Public Transit Connection

The two states desperately need a new link — but with every new plan comes a new problem.

In Russia, a Freak Urban Geyser Smashes Cars With Flying Asphalt

A parking lot in Smolensk was flooded within minutes on Thursday by a violent pipe rupture.

Sustainable Furniture Made From Agricultural Waste and Poop

Would you sit on a stool that had actual stool in it?

Anxiety, Traditional Medicine, and Plenty of Purell: Beijing Watches and Waits for Bird Flu

"From day one we were getting a lot of phone calls from nervous patients."

The Simple Philosophy Behind St. Louis's Spectacular Central Library Renovation

In short: The books should be more prominent than ever.

Widget of the Day: A Global Population App From the Census

Watch the world grow.

Forget Hollywood. Filmmakers Are Flocking to New Orleans

How Louisiana became the third most productive state in the film industry.

The Ultimate Bedbug Solution May Have Been Here All Along

Leaves. Leaves!

Trippy, Gorgeous Photos of Salt Mines

The process of mining that salt can produce beautiful landscapes.

'Sandy' Is Retired as a Name for Hurricanes

The super storm was so damaging and deadly that the world's meteorologists will not repeat its name.

Hong Kong's Bookstore of Banned Books

An interview with Paul Tang, whose People's Recreation Community has tapped into an intriguing new market.

'An Exercise in Musical Cooperation' on a Sidewalk Swing Set

Playground furniture for grownups, too, that reminds city-dwellers how to cooperate.

Boston Wants You to Design a Better Transit Map

The MBTA has opened a competition to the public. And a good thing too - the current map has serious flaws.

Vote for Your Favorite City-Changing Bike Proposal

A smart-card-operated storage system and an online anti-theft mapping platform are among the big ideas.

In Praise of Taxi Drivers, In Spite of all the Harrowing, Horrible Trips I've Taken

It is a very strange, urban thing to get in a car with a stranger.

The Surprising Places Where Sprawl Is Still the Building Pattern of Choice

It's not the spread-out icons of Phoenix and Las Vegas, but rather pockets of the South Atlantic, Texas and the Pacific Northwest.