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A Fresh Look at Where Americans Are Underwater

A county-level look at where homes are worth less than the debt owed on them.

Great Moments in the History of Boondoggles

Three of the most embarrassing wastes of city taxpayer money ever recorded.

What Critics Get Wrong About Creative Cities

Economic development, innovation and creativity are undoubtedly connected. Squabbling about which comes first misses the point.

Why London Wants Asian Tourists at the Olympics

Could publicity around the Games lure luxury shoppers into Burberry and Jaguar? Yes, according to a new poll.

Sequoia National Park Is Stuck in Pollution Hell

The fabled home of California's redwoods has the worst air quality of any national park and is full of mysteriously crippled wildlife.

Apartment Addition of the Day: A Cantilever Chair

It slides onto the table so you can clean underneath.

A Brownfield Beautification Campaign for Just $750

An art project turns Memphis blight into a monument to the city.

Prepare Your Animal Sacrifices: 'Manhattanhenge' Blazes in NYC Tonight

The setting sun is about to click exactly into the city's grid, creating a godlike spectacle of flame and shadow tonight and tomorrow.

When a City Becomes a Race Track

Photos of the Monaco Grand Prix, a race that turned the city's streets into a driver's playground.

What To Do When There's No Water

In Dhaka, severe shortages have forced residents to get resourceful.

Slum Evictions Move Ahead in Nairobi

Contested land ownership remains an open question for residents of Nairobi's Kiberia slum.

The Stunning Geography of Incarceration

America has more than 5,000 prisons. This is what they look like on our landscape.

Washington's Growing Pains

D.C. is booming, but families, minorities and the poor may be left out.

The Pseudo-Suburbanist's Dilemma

I grew up hating the suburbs, but now I fear I might be living in one. What does this say about me?

The Faces Behind Detroit's Rebirth

The third installment in a five-part series featuring Richard Florida leading a conversation on the future of the Motor City.

A 30,000-Square-Foot Community Garden, in a Parking Garage

Seattle is building one of the country's biggest rooftop planting spaces.

Study of the Day: Peer Pressure Linked to Exercise in Kids

According to research in Pediatrics, active friends can make us more active.

What Memorial Day Looks Like

Scenes from around America.

Journey Through the Intestines of an Airline Baggage System

Ever wonder what an airline stowaway sees when peaking out from within his Samsonite sanctuary?