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How Birmingham Became an Indie Rock Destination

The story of the Bottletree and how a single great music venue can make a huge difference to a city.

Beijing's Feral Cat Problem Comes Back

Four years after "cleansing" the city of its strays in advance of the Olympics, somewhere between 500,000 and 5 million cats have returned to Beijing. But is relying on volunteers to trap, neuter, and release them the best plan?

Where To Find a Blue-Collar Job in 2020

What might the geography of blue-collar work look like in the next decade?

The United States of Craigslist

What if we drew our regions based on Craigslist's influence?

Ad Campaign of the Day: Promoting Secret Sex in Singapore

A condom company is developing products for sexual privacy in this ultra-dense city-state, such as a screen that fits over car windows to make the vehicle look empty.

The U.S. Metro Areas That Attract the Most Seniors

America is aging quickly, but some cities are welcoming more seniors than others.

The American Worker's Housing Affordability Crisis

Nearly a quarter of working households spend more than 50 percent of their income on housing.

Madrid's Broken Drinking Fountains Become Shimmering Waterfalls of Light

Two anonymous Spanish artists use light to highlight defects in the urban landscape. At issue here: Madrid's busted-down public fountains.

What Does a Subway Entrance Say About its City?

A photographic survey of the world's metro gateways.

Postcard From New Orleans

Investigators foil a murder-for-hire and other news.

Do Bike Paths Promote Bike Riding?

Research on the topic doesn't offer any clean answers — and two new reports just add to the confusion.

The 20 Characters You'll Meet on Every Neighborhood Email List

The longtime resident, the dog-poop vigilante and 18 other archetypes.

Your Friendly Neighborhood Indoor Mushroom Farm

Seattle's ever-changing experimental gallery storefront makes the transition from music store to farm.

BOOM: The Fiery Demolition of Ohio's Fort Steuben Bridge

The 84-year-old structure went down in flames this week, a spectacular implosion caught from multiple camera angles.

Allegiance of the Day: An Iraqi Border City Offers Support to Syrian Rebels

They're sending money, medical supplies and even a makeshift border patrol.

In Defense of Loitering

Cities have tried to ban people from hanging around. This is a big mistake.

This Week in Bans: 'Pornographic' Songs Outlawed in Indonesian Cities

Scandalous songs like "Sorry I Got You Pregnant" are banned from radio in Jakarta. Also, a British town restricts sidewalk solicitors; Fruita, Colo., drops its "WTF" tourist campaign; a New York city tells frackers to get drilled.

What's the Worst Service Alert a Transit System Can Send?

L.A.'s Metro Rail system offered up a serious contender this morning.

Postcard From Cobija

Heavy flooding inundated the city, making transportation virtually impossible.