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How Free Transit Works in the United States

Chapel Hill has been a fare-free system since 2002 and is still going strong.

Street-Stencil King Logan Hicks Gets a Pop-Up Show in L.A.

It's only for three days, so catch it if you can.

If You Tried to See the Bay Lights from Treasure Island, You Are Probably Angry Right Now

People who traveled east of San Francisco to view the Bay Lights could see nothing but cold rain and horrible traffic.

The Farming Technique That Could Revolutionize the Way We Eat

Aquaponics uses fish to create soil-less farms that can fit into cities much easier.

'Detroit Isn't Some Kind of Abstract Art Project'

A new book provides some crucial perspective on Michigan's most embattled municipality.

Not-So-Green 'Green' Car of the Day: The Ferrari Hybrid

Base price: $1.3 million.

An Imprecise Geography of Obnoxious Snowstorm Nicknames

From Snowpocalypse to Snowquester.

Where It Takes the Longest to Get To Work

New Census data on commute times suggests not much has changed in the last ten years.

Why Obama's New Pick for the EPA Will Be Good for Cities

Gina McCarthy has a strong record on regulating pollutants. But she also gets smart growth.

Myanmar Gets a Facelift

Scenes from the streets of Yangon.

'Humans of New York' Makes an International Brand's Screw Up Pay Off for City Kids

Clothing label DKNY used photographer Brandon Stanton's images without his permission, but this story has a happy ending.

Beverly Hills's Juicy NIMBY Battle Goes to the Polls Today

The fight over a subway line under the high school has exposed the conflicted, vulnerable position of Mayor William Brien.

The 3 'Genres' of Brooklyn Bar Bathroom, Explained

Meet the man whose Tumblr page chronicles the highs and lows of bar loos.

The Great Senior Sell-Off Could Cause the Next Housing Crisis

What will happen to empty-nesters when no one wants their nests?

New Firefighting Tech Could Save Lives, Scare the Heck out of People

This device to "see" people trapped behind flames also makes them look supremely creepy.

The London Tube's Cultural Moment

The arts have tended to ignore the Tube as a source of inspiration, but with the 150th anniversary of the system, we get 12 new books on its relevance.

SimCity 5's Multiplayer Blues

Why the newest edition of the city-building game has fans in revolt.

Prank of the Day: The Easiest Way to Punk a Driver

Pretend there's a huge rock in their path, obviously.

Just Think of All the Things You Could Do With an Affordable Infrared Scanner for Your Smartphone

The Mu Thermal Imager, which detects drafty doors and windows, aims to be an affordable device for improving your home's energy efficiency.