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Sorry New York and L.A. (and Other Cities), No More CBS (or Showtime) for a While

Time Warner and CBS are locked in a dispute over transmission fees.


When a Car Becomes a Weapon

Vehicles can do great damage, yet when people drive aggressively or vengefully, the destruction is often dismissed as "an accident."

What's Better Than Turning an Urban Highway Into a Park?

St. Louis will cover the highway that divides downtown from the waterfront. But some wish they'd removed the interstate altogether.

Dan Glass

The Mysterious Paintings Popping Up in Doorways All Over New York, Explained

Turning the East Village into a puzzle of art and exploration.


Moving Poor People Into a Neighborhood Doesn't Cause Crime

Hard proof that there's no relationship between housing vouchers and higher crime at the city level or in the suburbs.


A Lot of Civic Leaders Need to Listen to This Painfully Obvious Advice

Bruce Katz and Jennifer Bradley are on a mission to get cities and metros talking to each other.


Fun Fact of the Day: 3:05 p.m. Is Miami's Official Coffee Break

It's a celebration of cafecito, Cuban culture, and the city's area code.


How to Deal With a Heat Wave in China

In a crowded country where many homes lack air conditioning, people have to get creative in order to escape the sky-high temps.


Glimpse the Absurd Parisian Ghost Town in the Middle of China

A luxury real estate developer in Hangzhou thought it could cash in on China's love for all things French. It hasn't worked out that way.


America's Diaper Crisis Is All Too Real

A study of one city finds nearly 30 percent of poor families don't have enough for their children.

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Hotter Weather Actually Makes Us Want to Kill Each Other

A new meta-analysis finds that extreme changes in temperature increase the likelihood of inter-group conflict.

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Russia to Back Off on Anti-Gay Laws During the Sochi Olympics

The concession is not about actually respecting gay rights, but "to be as politically correct and tolerant as we can be."

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How North Korea Commissions Architects

Meet the Hong Kong architecture firm currently in favor with Kim Jong Un.


Has the Rise of Online Shopping Made Traffic Worse?

A case study illustrates how more deliveries could mean more congestion.

Downtown Cleveland Alliance

If You Build It, They Will Come: How Cleveland Lured Young Professionals Downtown

It's easy, really: create places people want to be.

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Santa Barbara Loves Its 'Disgusting,' 'Rotted,' 'Dirty Diaper'-Smelling Corpse Flower

The city is all abuzz over news that a rare, incredibly odiferous Titan Arum has blossomed.

When Neglected Buildings Become Seriously Trippy Art Projects

If you've ever spotted street art involving pin-up models with kitty heads or screaming flowers, it's probably the work of Chile's Macarena "Macay" Yañez.

Alan Mislove

Watch the Intricate Patterns of Global Infrastructure Emerge From Geocoded Tweets

It's a pretty impressive snapshot of the transportation networks of large stretches of the globe.


Interactive Map of the Day: The Age of Every Building in Brooklyn

Plotting the ages of every structure in the borough.